As we reported on the Donor side of the site, Texas junior DB DeShon Elliott has decided to forgo his senior season and the Longhorns’ bowl game and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.
Statement from DeShon Elliott:
After much thought and prayer, my family and I have made the decision to forego my senior year at The University of Texas to enter the NFL Draft. I will not be playing in the bowl game as I plan to begin preparing for my professional career immediately.
It was a very difficult decision that I put a lot of thought into. I want to thank my coaches and teammates for the support and all they’ve done to make an impact on my life. I really appreciate Coach Strong giving me the opportunity to play and grow as a player and person at Texas. Coach Herman has been amazing, and I’m really excited about what he’s building here. I know that Longhorn football is in good hands. Coach Naivar and our strength coach Yancy McKnight have helped me take my game to the next level, and because of that, I feel prepared to take this next step.
To the awesome Longhorn fans, you have made every game in DKR an experience like no other, and for that, I thank you. And most of all, thank you to my parents for molding me into the athlete and person I am today. I couldn’t have done it without you. I am excited about the future but will forever be a Longhorn.
Texas will be replacing him in the bowl game with either John Bonney or Jason Hall and next year with one of John Bonney, Chris Brown, or one of the incoming freshman.