Sitting next to his twin brother, Armanti, Texas Longhorns running back D’Onta Foreman declared for the 2017 NFL Draft on Wednesday, foregoing his final season of eligibility on the 40 Acres.
After carrying the ball 323 times in 2016 and with a reported draft grade between the first and second rounds, it was an easy decision for the junior, who said that former head coach Charlie Strong remaining in Austin probably wouldn’t have changed his decision.
In the aftermath of Foreman’s official decision to leave, he posted a farewell message:
Thank you for everything, @Longhorn_FB!! #HookEm pic.twitter.com/urPfzcUdQf— D'Onta Foreman (@D33_foreman) November 30, 2016
Thank you for everything, Mr. Foreman, and best of luck at the next level.
"Adios Texas." pic.twitter.com/6H4klRbpqx— Will Baizer (@WillBaizer) November 30, 2016