Longhorn fans were hopeful that D'onta Foreman would make the same decision Ricky Williams did prior his senior season in 1998. Williams returned and won both the Doak Walker Award and the Heisman Trophy. Unlike, Ricky Williams, D'onta Foreman will forgo his senior season and enter the N.F.L. Draft. Foreman said, "it was a tough decision".
Just 5 days after finishing as the nation's leading rusher with 2028 yards in just 11-games, D'onta Foreman was accompanied by twin bro, Armanti to make the announcement."After I had a good talk with my brother, it was a no brainer.. He pretty much told me this is what we dreamed about", said Foreman.
The senior to be running back did not reach out to his former head coach Charlie Strong, but he will leave Texas having learned quite a bit from Charlie Strong. "Can't give up, can't give in. I feel like I learned that from him. I have my own way of learning too before I got here. He (Charlie Strong) helped me grow", said Foreman.
Foreman did discuss his plans with Tom Herman, "once I told him I wanted to pursue my dreams in the NFL he was pretty much go with what you feel".
D'onta is projected as a 2nd or 3rd round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. He said he doesn't have a preference which NFL franchise he would prefer to play for. Foreman jokingly said, "to be honest, anyone who can give me some money".
Speaking of money.. Foreman plans on taking care of his family financially, "definitely, my mom. I love her to death".
Until then, D'onta hopes to receive an invite to the Heisman Trophy ceremony and win the Doak Walker Award.