Football: Vereen update

Got an update from Shane Vereen today with regard to his NFL decision. He said he just finished up finals and is “still evaluating.” He said he expects to make his decision in the “next few weeks.”

Early-entry candidates have until Jan. 15 to make themselves available for the NFL Draft.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.

  • Harry

    You are a warrior, Shane. Thank you for being a Bear! We’ll miss you greatly.

  • I hope Shane stays – he seems like a terrific young man. But I can surely understand why he needs to keep his options open.

    If I had to give odds, I’d say that it’s probably 65/35 he stays. Thoughts?

  • noduck

    65-35 he stays? really?

    new oline coach (with weak oline), questionable qb, new receivers coach. what about that would make a running back want to stick around?

    i’d be surprised if he stuck around.

  • Calduke

    Why stick around and be in a draft with Rogers and

  • Calduke

    J Rogers and LeMichael James

  • Larry

    99% he is gone and 1% he stays.

    I would love for him to stay and over take Russell White’s all time rushing record, wishful thinking.

  • jpf

    You know, I love Shane in our offense. Hell he is our offense. But I wanted him to go and get paid. The guy has been a warrior for Cal and next year will be tough on him if he doesn’t leave now. I’m not sure there is anything for him to prove so just professionally speaking it is best for him to go in the draft.

    BUT, with this work stoppage looming it is a tough deal. How does that affect whether he stays or goes, I don’t know. Saban has been telling kids to be careful and think through the consequences. So now I’m not so sure that is the best thing for Shane.

    On the flipside if he STAYS next year’s class will be loaded (not only with up and coming players but also with those kids that didn’t go early because of the work stoppage). It’s a little bit of a lose-lose situation in terms of best case scenario. But really getting paid to do what you love is always a win-win.

    Either way, thanks Shane for everything and Go Bears!