In a woeful season, often marked by an ineffective offense, one of the few brights spots to emerge for USC has been Michael Pittman Jr.
Pittman has served as the Trojans’ big-play threat, a long 6-foot-4 target who has caught 34 passes for 667 yards and six touchdowns, both team-highs.
Is it a big enough season for Pittman, a junior, to forgo his final season of collegiate eligibility to enter the NFL draft?
Not quite, Pittman said after practice Tuesday evening.
“I appreciate everyone thinks that I’m playing that well,” Pittman said, “but I still have a lot more left here.”
Pittman told reporters he plans to return for his senior season, barring unexpected feedback from the NFL’s draft advisory board, which slots him as a high-round selection.