Not many FCS football players give up college eligiblilty early to enter the NFL draft but that's just what Towson standout running back Terrance West is doing - and it could be viewed as good news for UMaine fans.

West and the Towson Tigers made it all the way to the FCS national championship game before losing to North Dakota State. West, who is a junior, finished the season with 2,509 yards and 41 rushing touchdowns.

Now he has decided to give up his senior year of college and enter the NFL draft. Some draft experts think he'll be selected in the third round of the draft.

Maine football did not have Towson on the schedule last year but will play the Tigers this fall and now will not have to deal with Terrance West, who finished a three year college career rushing for 4,849 yards at 87 TD's.

West is 5-foot-11, 223-pounds and will turn 23 later this month.