Texas A&M track star Donavan Brazier will turn pro as he prepares to compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials, Dennis Young of FloTrack reports.
The freshman sprinter set the track world on fire with the fastest 800-meter run in collegiate history just a week ago.
Young reported after that incredible race, Brazier wanted to stay in the collegiate system. It would appear though the pressure of running in an Olympic year has taken hold.
In order to enter the Olympic trials, he would have to turn pro and leave the college system. Brazier officially entered the Olympic trials Monday. Brazier will be competing in the 800 meters for a shot at the Olympics in Rio later this summer.