Jamien Sherwood’s time at Auburn has reportedly come to an end.

The standout defensive back for the Tigers just wrapped up his junior season on The Plains, registering 75 tackles with one sack, three passes defended and two fumble recoveries. For his college career, Sherwood has 140 tackles and an interception for the Tigers.

While he does have the option of returning for another season, Sherwood has made the decision to leave school early for the 2021 NFL Draft according to Matt Zenitz of AL.com.

First-year Auburn coach Bryan Harsin did not make the decision to retain defensive coordinator Kevin Steele. With Steele not returning to the Tigers, former Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason was hired to run the defense on The Plains.

Harsin also hired Auburn alum, Zac Etheridge, to be the new defensive backs coach for the Tigers.

While these coaching hires were largely applauded by the fan base, learning a new defensive system and playing for a new position coach may have factored in Sherwood’s decision regarding his status for the 2021 season.