Thomas Harper shared a brief-but-thoughtful message with Notre Dame fans on Sunday afternoon as he prepares to enter the 2024 NFL Draft.

Harper is out of college eligibility and was widely-expected to turn pro after an excellent 2023 season in South Bend. He confirmed those plans on Sunday and thanked Notre Dame for being part of his “unforgettable journey.”

“I’m excited to declare for the 2024 NFL Draft after an unforgettable journey at Notre Dame and Oklahoma State,” Harper wrote. “I’m grateful for the unwavering support of friends, family, and coaches who’ve been by my side. All praise and glory to God for my abilities and opportunities. Ready for the next chapter!”

It was previously reported that Harper will not play in the Sun Bowl against Oregon State as he prepares for the NFL Draft.

Harper spent four seasons at Oklahoma State before transferring to Notre Dame last offseason. He slotted in as the Irish’s starting nickel back and was a key part of a defense that was No. 1 nationally in pass defense efficiency rating this season.

Harper finished the season with 39 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 3 pass deflections and 2 interceptions this season.