Tide safety Vinnie Sunseri declares for NFL draft

Alabama safety Vinnie Sunseri has officially set his sights on the NFL.

He's one of a record 98 underclassmen who will leave early for the draft.

Sunseri declared for the NFL draft on January 15 but players have three days to change their mind. Sunseri used every bit of the extra time but ultimately chose to go pro.

The junior had 20 tackles and two interceptions, returning both for touchdowns, in seven games before an ACL injury ended his season.

Sunseri had 105 tackles in three seasons.

He's the fifth junior to leave for the 2014 draft. Left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, safety HaHa Clinton-Dix, defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan and linebacker Adrian Hubbard announced their decision to turn pro earlier this month.

The NFL Draft begins on May 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.