Per Joe Schad and Pat Forde
schadjoe Auburn announces QB Cam Newton entering NFL Draft
espn4d Auburn has sent out release announcing (shock!) Cam Newton is going pro.
espn4d Release quotes Cam saying the decision was difficult. Sure it was.
Auburn junior quarterback Cam Newton will forgo his senior season and make himself eligible for the 2011 National Football League Draft.
"This decision was difficult for me and my family," Newton said. "After talking to Coach Chizik and Coach Malzahn, I think it is best that I make that next step in my career and forgo my senior season and enter the NFL Draft. It was a very hard decision for me, especially after coming off the great season we had at Auburn. I'm blessed to have been around an excellent environment and have great teammates, coaches and support from the Auburn family. It's been a blessing for me to be a part of something so great. Any time you win games it's a big deal, but for this school to win a BCS National Championship, what a way to make people happy. Auburn is a special place that I can call home."
Todd McShay lists him as his 3rd ranked QB, FWIW.