ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. last month ranked Okwuegbunam as the No. 6. draft-eligible tight end. But "Albert O," as he's commonly known, said in a statement on Twitter that he is not yet prepared to leave school.
"I wouldn't trade being a Mizzou Tiger for anything and I won't," Okwuegbunam wrote. "Can't wait to get back to work, we're coming for it all next season!!"
Listed at 6-foot-5, 260 pounds, Okwuegbunam tied for the most touchdown catches in the nation by a tight end in 2017 with 11 as a redshirt freshman. He caught six touchdowns in nine games this past season while limited by a shoulder injury.