Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro plans to declare for the NFL draft after Monday night's National University Holiday Bowl, according to a source.
Amaro, 6-foot-5, 255 pounds, is rated by ESPN's Todd McShay as the third-best tight end behind Eric Ebron of North Carolina and Austin Seferian-Jenkins of Washington, who also are underclassmen.
The junior tight end entered Monday's bowl game with 98 catches for 1,240 yards this season and was 90 shy of the NCAA mark for receiving yards by a tight end in a season.
Amaro was named a first-team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. He is projected to be drafted in the first two rounds.