Vernon Hargreaves III: "Probably the NFL" in his future
ATLANTA - Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III said it wasn't a surprise, but it's nonetheless news. He expects to turn pro once his junior season ends.
"Probably the NFL," Hargreaves said of his future after Saturday's 29-15 loss to Alabama at the Georgia Dome. "I think about it a lot. It's not really a secret."
Hargreaves, a Wharton High alum, is one of three finalists for the Thorpe Award as the country's top defensive back. He's projected as a first-round draft pick this spring.
Hargreaves said that if this is his final season at UF, he's pleased of how far he's helped the Gators rise since entering Gainesville as a five-star talent.
"My junior year, my last year, we got to Atlanta," Hargreaves said. "We didn't get the job done."