Adrian Peterson heading to the NFL Draft

NORMAN, Okla. — University of Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson announced today that he will forgo his final season of college eligibility and make himself available for the 2007 NFL Draft.

“The last few days have been stressful,” Peterson said while describing his decision-making process. “I’ve been pondering a lot of things and looking at it from all the different angles, weighing the good and the bad.

“In the end, I think I just realized that this is a business decision and that it is time for me to take that next step. It wasn’t easy. I haven’t been sleeping much. I just put it all in God’s hands”

Adrian Peterson said he had valuable input from several people.

“I got opinions from people I value like my dad and my mother,” he said. “Coach Stoops gave me a lot of information that I needed. He presented both sides.”