Muhammad Wilkerson declares for NFL draft via twitter

Junior defensive tackle Muhammed Wilkerson has decided to forgo a senior season with the Cherry and White and declare for the National Football League’s annual draft in April, according to the defensive lineman’s twitter account, where he goes by @Impactmo9.

“So #2011 starts a new chapter for me n my life its get right season #nfldraft.” Wilkerson tweeted on New Year’s Eve.

Subsequent tweets confirmed his decision and thanked Temple for the opportunity to play. There has been no formal announcement from Temple athletics.

In his final season, Wilkerson led the defense with 9.5 sacks and had 70 tackles en route being named a first-team, All-Mid-American Conference honoree. Various websites the follow the NFL draft have Wilkerson being drafted between the second to fourth rounds.