This just in from "College Football with John Wilner"- Toby Gerhart may go pro. As it is, he's already practicing for the 40 yard dash at the NFL Draft Combine coming up after the season is over. From Toby Gerhart being interviewed by Greg Papa at Comcast's "Chronicle Live", "“I’m going to start training here shortly, get ready for the (NFL Draft) Combine.”
"Seemingly flustered — like he realized he said something he shouldn’t have — Gerhart stumbled for a second … then talked briefly about making a decision after the Sun Bowl … then added: 'But it’s looking like that’s the way it’s going to go.'
"… And that pronouncement, unofficially official as it might have been, should come as zero surprise to anyone who has watched Gerhart play this season. His stock will never be higher — he’s projected to go in the second or third round — and his body might never be healthier. Given his physical running style and the punishment he takes every carry, entering the draft (and getting that first contract) is the smart thing to do. And when the winter quarter starts next month, he’ll only be three classes short of his degree …
Papa then asked the same question Gerhart got at the morning presser: Would the Heisman voting, however it goes, affect his decision to turn pro? Gerhart, having composed himself, said: "I don’t think so. It’s going to totally depend on my evaluations by the NFL." Fuse the two comments, and this is what I take away: Gerhart is confident that the NFL evaluations will meet his personal benchmark — whatever that may be (top-two rounds, top-four rounds, etc) — for entering the draft.
(all quotes and commentary come from John Wilner. I found this tidbit from the WizOfOdds)