While getting recruited at the University of Texas, D'Onta Foreman was an afterthought. Texas recruiters were enamored with his twin brother, Armanti, a 5-foot-11, 204 pound wide receiver hailing out of Texas City, Texas. UT officials begrudgingly gave D'Onta a shot, mainly because they believed his brother would not commit unless his brother came along for the ride as well.
The former two-star Texas City product has been able to get out underneath his brother's shadow and become one of the best running backs in not only the NCAA, but in the history of Texas Longhorns football. Foreman was able to break Earl Campbell's 11-game streak of having at least 100 rushing yards a game and currently has the longest active streak in this category in the FBS with 13 straight games. Foreman currently has the most rushing yards in all of college football with 2,028, good for second most in Longhorn history, and is averaging 184.4 yards per game.
Of course, rumors have started to surface about Foreman declaring for the draft after this season. Reports surfaced yesterday that Foreman had hired Select Sports as his professional sports agency, but both sides have not confirmed this. Furthermore, Foreman's father, Derrick Foreman, has come out and said that his son has not signed with any agency, but he has decided on his future and will announce his decision on or before Friday.
Obviously as a fan of the team and college football in general, I want to see Foreman back with the Horns for his senior season. While I can not fault a player for taking the money, Foreman would be the clear-cut best running back in the country next year and could make a legitimate run at the Heisman trophy if he does not win this season.
With elite running backs like Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey almost certainly heading towards the draft, Foreman may not be selected until the second or third day and may lose a significant amount of money. Furthermore, a Foreman-led Texas offense with new head coach Tom Herman could be a double-digit win team if they receive the commitments from a few key recruits.
All signs point to Foreman declaring for the draft, but a guy can dream, right?