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Denton Guyer turned Oklahoma State star Josh Stewart declares for NFL draft
Former Denton Guyer star turned Oklahoma State wide receiver Josh Stewart declared to forgo his remaining year of college eligibility for the NFL draft on Tuesday afternoon.
The junior took a creative approach to declaring for the draft by using his Instagram account.
But clever artwork aside, the talented athlete has shown his versatility this year, both as a receiver (703 yards, 3 TDs), and a punt returner (16.7 yards per return, 2 TDs).
On Tuesday he signed with an agent, thus preventing him from returning to school.
“I’ve talked with a lot of people and everyone has their own opinions, and at the end of the day it had to be for me and my family,” Stewart told the Denton-Record Chronicle. “That’s what I felt would be best and the decision I’d be happy with. That’s really all that matters, and that’s what it came down to. I’m willing to take whatever comes. I’m excited for the chance to live out my dream. It’s going to be a good journey.”
The news wasn't welcomed by everybody. Stewart's high school coach, John Walsh wanted him to him to finish up at Oklahoma State.
“I’ll go on record saying this: I didn’t want him to come out early,” Walsh told the Denton Record-Chronicle. “I wanted him to stay at OSU for another year. But there’s not going to be a bigger fan than me. Everyone knows how I feel about him.”