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Texas CB is now 3rd Longhorns underclassman to declare for draft

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University of Texas junior cornerback Holton Hill will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft. He joins safety DeShon Elliott and left tackle Connor Williams in skipping the team’s bowl game after deciding to leave.

Texas plays Missouri at the Texas Bowl in Houston on December 27.

Per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, "Hill had an up-and-down season for the Longhorns, who will play Missouri in the Texas Bowl later this month. He scored three non-offensive touchdowns in the first two games but was then suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules before Texas’ game against Kansas on Nov. 11."

“The past three years at Texas have been a great learning experience for me,” Hill said in a statement, via the Dallas Morning News. “I appreciate everyone who has helped me throughout my college career, especially Coach [Tom] Herman, Coach [James] Washington, Coach [Todd] Orlando and Coach [Charlie] Strong.”

Per NBC Sports, Hill missed the team’s past three games, serving a suspension for violating team rules. He made 51 tackles, intercepted two passes and scored three total touchdowns this season.

With Hill gone, all eyes will continue to focus on what linebacker Malik Jefferson will do. The Big 12 co-defensie player of year is considered an early-round draft pick if he decides to skip his senior season for the NFL, noted the Star-Telegram. 

The 2018 NFL Draft begins April 27 in Arlington, Texas.


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