Andre De Grasse's mother denies report her son is turning pro
Calls talk of shoe contract 'speculation'
The mother of Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse is refuting a report that her son is turning pro.
Beverley De Grasse told CBCSports.ca that the world bronze medallist is not in final negotiations with a shoe company.
A Canadian Press report claims Andre De Grasse would remain in school at the University of Southern California, but will forgo his senior NCAA season of eligibility.
"Andre is still a full-time USC student," said Beverley De Grasse. "He is not a professional. He is not even signed to an agent. If the source isn't my son or myself, then all it is is speculation."
De Grasse is coming off a memorable season. He burst on to the national stage by winning both the 100 and 200 metres at the NCAA championships and the Pan American Games in Toronto.
The 20-year-old, Markham, Ont., native then showed the rest of the world his promising talents by tying for the bronze medal at the world track and field championships in August.