Oklahoma State starting defensive tackle Brendon Evers, who has been dealing with an unspecified injury, on Thursday said he will skip the rest of the season and begin preparing for the NFL draft.

"Thank you Cowboy Nation for some of the best years a kid could ask for," Evers posted on Twitter. "... Sometimes God has a different plan than the one you originally thought."

Evers, a sixth-year player with 26 career starts and 53 career appearances, wrote that he had consulted with his family and Oklahoma State's coaches and medical staff.