Well that did not take long.
One day after UM lost their all team rushing and all purpose yards leader, they also lose a corner stone on the O Line as well, according to multiple sources.
UM LT Ereck Flowers tells recruiting guru Larry Blustein that he's turning pro.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) December 29, 2014
BREAKING University of Miami's Ereck Flowers tells SFHSSports (1st & only) that he's declaring for the… http://t.co/YWiL7QUGRg— SFHSSports (@SFHSSports) December 29, 2014
Flowers has been a stud since he arrived on campus.
His performance Vs FSU this past season, just 2 weeks after surgery for a meniscus tear, cemented his status as an all time warrior.
Most draft pundits are projecting the 6'6 324 pound LT as a mid to late first round draft pick.
Some of his best work from last season below:
Our take: This makes complete sense considering his draft grade. Unfortunately it also fuels the fire of speculation that many players are unhappy with the coaches/lack of success/you name it. Flowers is not the grade of player you just replace. But UM does have some nice prospects in Taylor Gadbois, Kc McDermott, and Trevor Darling to absorb this blow, and still have an effective offense.
Good luck Ereck, and thanks for everything!
More on this story in the coming days.