Updated: April 16, 2014, 9:34 AM ET
ESPN.com news services
Erik Swoope, who just completed his senior season as a forward with the Miami Hurricanes basketball team, is ready to jump into the NFL draft, he declared Tuesday.
I’m excited to enter my name in the NFL Draft and pursue a professional football career. @nfl @ProFootballTalk @nbc @SInow @Manny_Navarro
– Erik Swoope (@eswoope21) April 15, 2014
The 6-foot-5 Swoope, who averaged a career-high 5.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game for the Hurricanes this past season, never played football at Miami.
He hopes to catch on in the NFL as a tight end. Swoope had a private workout for the Denver Broncos after the Hurricanes’ Pro Day earlier this month.