Texas CB Hill to enter NFL Draft

Texas junior cornerback Holton Hill announced that he will skip his senior season and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Hill did not play in the final three games of the regular season for the Longhorns following a November suspension for an unspecified violation of team rules. He was not expected to play for Texas (6-6) against Missouri (7-5) in the Texas Bowl, but is considered a potential mid-round draft prospect.

Hill is still fourth on the Longhorns with 51 tackles to go with a pair of interceptions. He had 22 tackles in five games last season and 49 tackles and an interception as a freshman.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Hill is the fourth underclassman to transfer or enter the draft under first-year coach Tom Herman.

“After careful consideration with my family, I have made the decision to forgo my senior year and turn my focus towards training for the NFL Draft,” Hill said in a statement released by the school.

“The past three years at Texas have been a great learning experience for me, and I appreciate everyone who has helped me throughout my college career, especially Coach Herman, Coach Washington, Coach Orlando and Coach Strong. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to play for such an amazing program at The University of Texas, and I know the values that have been instilled in me and lessons I’ve learned will continue to propel me forward at the next level.”

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