Dungy, former Dawgs counselled Charles 

January, 11, 2012
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Junior tight end Orson Charles told reporters in a conference call Wednesday that he would forgo his senior season with the Georgia Bulldogs and declare himself eligible for the 2012 NFL draft.

“I will be entering the draft,” Charles said. “I just felt like I met the majority of all my goals. I felt like I have grown spiritually. Like Coach [Mark] Richt says, that is the first thing you have to do. I felt like I have grown as a player. And just praying about it, I felt like, with my family situation, I was read to enter the draft.”

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Scott Cunningham/Getty ImagesOrson Charles' next venture is the Walter Camp Weekend, after which he'll return home and pack his bags to leave for the NFL.
With the Jan. 15 deadline for declaring just days away, Charles rather recently made his choice.
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