Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt created a stir Wednesday with a quote in the university's student newspaper.
The junior told the Observer, "I'm coming back next year. I'm a junior. I still have one year."
But Tuitt temporarily backed away from that statement when he posted on his Twitter account, "Can't Believe everything you read. Goodnight." Tuitt later deleted the post.
Tuitt is projected to be a first-round selection in the NFL draft with ESPN analyst ranking him as the No. 14 overall draft prospect.
He has 18 tackles with 4 ½ for loss and three sacks this season after recording 47 tackles and 12 sacks last year.
The deadline to declare for the NFL draft is in January.