BYU junior quarterback Zach Wilson announced Friday on Twitter that he declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.
A potential Jets target at No. 2 overall, Wilson left the Cougars with the following message in a tweet.
"To the greatest fan base in the world. Thank you for the best 3 years of my life," Wilson said in a graphic attached to the tweet. "On our own home turf, on the road, there was no question that the Blue Wave would be fierce. BYU is a special place. I'm forever blue.
"... After much thought, prayer and consideration, I am excited to announce that I will be declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft. I pray that I will always make Cougar Nation proud."
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Wilson rose up draft boards after a breakout 2020 season.
In 12 games, Wilson completed 246 of 335 passes (73.%) for 3,699 yards and 33 touchdowns to three interceptions.
A dual-threat quarterback, Wilson added 70 rushes for 254 yards (3.6 average) and 10 touchdowns.
Led by Wilson, BYU is No. 16 in the College Football Playoff rankings with an 11-1 record.
The Cougars capped a one-loss campaign with last Tuesday's 49-23 RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl win over UCF.
A three-year starter in 30 games from 2018-20, Wilson completed 565 of 836 passes (67.6% percent) for 7,659 yards and 56 touchdowns to 15 interceptions while adding 15 rushing scores.