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Luke Falk dismisses report saying he’s headed to the NFL Draft

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The redshirt junior says if a decision were to be made right now he would return to Washington State for his senior season.

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In a press conference Monday afternoon, Washington State quarterback Luke Falk refuted a report that indicated he would skip his senior season to enter the NFL Draft.

“I don’t know where those sources are coming from at all,” Falk said of the Bleacher Report tweet that cited sources saying he would be leaving WSU early. “I mean, I haven’t said anything, nobody has said anything — my family, anything like that.

“If anybody knows me, I focus one day at a time. You know, [I’m] really just trying to help my team win. If I were to make a decision right now, I’d say I’m definitely staying.”

Falk, a redshirt junior, went on to call the report “frustrating,” indicating that all he’s focused on right now is Washington State and continuing to win football games.

Prior to Falk’s weekly press conference, a source identified as having knowledge of Falk’s thinking told Cougfan.com that “it’s not going to happen. He’s not going to leave early.”

Falk is coming off his best statistical game of the season, throwing for 415 yards and five touchdowns in a come-from-behind victory over Oregon State. The win marked Falk’s sixth-career fourth quarter comeback victory and his 10th career 400-yard game.

Through eight games this season, Falk has thrown for 2,926 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. He leads the nation in completion percentage (72.6%) and is No. 2 in total passing and No. 8 in passing touchdowns. In the win over Oregon State, Falk passed Jason Gesser for third in Washington State history with 75 touchdown passes.

Falk was one of 18 players named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award given to college football’s player of the year. He was also named the Rose Bowl player of the week.

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