BSU running back Jeremy McNichols has decided to skip his senior year at Boise State University, and instead file for early eligibility into the 2017 NFL Draft.

The decision was widely rumored, with the confirmation finally being announced on Monday per the Waco Hearold-Tribune. 

McNichols became a household name in Boise for his successful seasons with the team. This season, McNichols has already rushed 1,663 yards with 23 touchdowns. His impact is credited for helping Boise State lead 10-2 and secure a Cactus Bowl appearance against Baylor.

McNichols touchdowns rank him second in the FBS among running backs, with draft analyst Chad Reuter ranking him No. 9 amount 10 running backs who could make an instant NFL impact. 

While McNichols will certainly be missed at BSU, fans will be quick to remember that Boise State has picked successful player replacements in the past. Most recently, McNichols took over for Jay Ajayi, who has since become a successful player for the Miami Dolphins.

To watch Jeremy McNichols and the rest of Boise State take on Baylor, tune in at 8:15 p.m. tonight on ESPN.