Dimitric Camiel will not have a sixth year of college eligibility.
In an Instagram post on Monday, the Indiana right tackle said his focus now centers on making an NFL roster.
Camiel certainly has professional potential, having developed into a 19-game starter on the right side during parts of the past three seasons. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound Texan suffered a back injury after IU’s second game of the season this past September and did not play for the remainder of the season.
During the final week of the regular season, Camiel spoke openly about weighing the possibility of a sixth year at IU against his hope that he could return in time for the Dec. 28 Foster Farms Bowl. Camiel did not play in the bowl game, and now is looking to play his next game for an NFL team.
“I have had the opportunity to meet, learn, be coached, and most importantly play with some of the most interesting people in the world,” Camiel wrote. “With that being said, I will be pursuing my life long dream of playing in the NFL. Hoosier Nation, thank you for all your (continual) support.”
In Camiel’s absence this season, Indiana relied on Brandon Knight, Delroy Baker and Dan Feeney. Of that trio, only Feeney won’t return in 2017.