Alshon Jeffery, Stephon Gilmore declare

Updated: January 5, 2012, 6:26 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN

South Carolina junior wide receiver Alshon Jeffery said Thursday that he is declaring for the NFL draft.

Gamecocks junior cornerback Stephon Gilmore also said he will enter the draft. Gilmore had an interception and five tackles in the Gamecocks' 30-13 victory over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl.

The 6-foot-4, 229-pound Jeffery had 49 catches for 762 yards and eight touchdowns this season. He is rated 25th overall and third among receivers, according to ESPN Scouts Inc.

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