D’Onta Foreman is leaving Texas for the NFL Draft
University of Texas running back D’Onta Foreman has decided to leave the school and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
Foreman has already signed with an agent.
The junior led the nation in rushing this fall with his 2,028 yards on the ground.
For the season he carried the ball 323 times for those 2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also caught 7 passes for an additional 75 yards.
Foreman had just 110 career carries over his first two seasons before exploding for 323 this fall.
He topped 100 yards rushing in all 13 games this season and joined the legendary Ricky Williams as the only two 2,000 yard rushers in Longhorns history.
This announcement comes as no real surprise.
This breakout season has put Foreman squarely into the day 2 range in a number of mock drafts. Even if he returned to school and posted similarly impressive numbers, NFL teams would be concerned about his carry totals heading into the pros.
On top of that, Texas fired head coach Charlie Strong this past week.
For Foreman , it was just time to go.
“For me not to be able to be with those guys and try to get this thing heading in the right direction again, it was definitely a hard decision for me,” Foreman said.
Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Foreman had this to say:
“I had a wonderful season,” Foreman said. “I’ve got to try to strike while the iron’s hot.”
He went on to talk about being a Hesiman Trophy finalist:
“I definitely feel like I should be in New York,” Foreman said. “We didn’t put up the wins we should have, but I was consistently productive for my team. I did everything I could to help us win. I feel like I’m just as good as those guys. I feel like I should be up there with a chance to win.”
And finally, his comments when asked which NFL team he would prefer to play for:
“To be honest, anybody who’ll give me some money.”
NFL Draft Scout currently ranks Foreman as the #7 running back in the junior class.