In the final game of his Husky career, junior defensive lineman Vita Vea held back tears as he walked off the field following Washington’s 35-28 loss to Penn State in Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl. Vea, in the team’s worst-kept secret, confirmed to The Seattle Times that he is planning to hire an agent in the coming days and declare for the NFL draft. Some see Vea as a potential top-15 pick next spring. Vea, the Pac-12 defensive player of the year, said he did give some consideration to sitting out the Fiesta Bowl to protect his draft stock — a growing trend for top prospects around college football. “There was definitely talk about it,” Vea told The Times. “But I knew this team and this brotherhood, and I owed it to all my coaches and all my teammates. I couldn’t leave them hanging.” Myles Gaskin, meanwhile, says he is 50-50 about whether he will return to UW for his senior season. The Huskies’ star junior running back rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns in the Fiesta Bowl loss.