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Devin Funchess forgoes senior season, declares for 2015 NFL Draft

The junior wide receiver decided to forgo his senior season and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Update: Per Sports Business Journal's Liz Mullen, Devin Funchess has signed with CAA Sports.

Michigan junior wide receiver Devin Funchess has seen his last snap with the program.

Funchess, a six-foot-five 230-pound receiver from Farmington Hills, announced on Tuesday that he has decided to forgo his senior season and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.

"I would like to thank my family, coaches and teammates for their support," said Funchess in a statement. "It's always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, and I am prepared to take the next step in my journey.

"I want to personally thank Coach Hoke and his staff, I've learned life and character lessons from them, and they have helped me become a better person and man. I love Michigan. From the former players to the fans, it's a special place. The opportunity to play in the Big House in front of 100,000 strong each week, those are memories that will last with me forever. It's been an honor to strap on the winged helmet for three years with my teammates, and I will always bleed Maize and Blue."

He finished his junior season with 733-yards receiving and four touchdowns, three of those coming from the first half of the season opener against Appalachian State.

Around NFL Draft circles and media outlets around the country, Funchess has been widely regarded as a first round talent and had been rumored to be leaning towards signing with Jay-Z's Roc Nation agency.