As D’Onta Foreman prepares to be one of the top running backs picked in the 2017 NFL Draft, the running back said on Thursday the Longhorns weren’t exactly hot on the running back in high school.
Foreman said that former head coach Mack Brown met with him and his brother, Armanti, who is currently a wide receiver for Texas. D’Onta said that Brown appeared to be a bigger fan of Armanti, calling him a “game changer” compared to calling D’Onta a “good player”.
Then D’Onta said that Texas told him they would offer him a scholarship if he ran a 4.4-second 40 yard dash at their summer camp. He did … and well, the rest is history.
Considering Mack Brown wanted Robert Griffin the III to play defensive back and Johnny Manziel to play safety (both went on to win freakin’ Heisman Trophies), good thing Brown didn’t screw this one up.
Foreman went on to carry the Longhorns last season, winning the Doak Walker Award for top running back and broke the 2,000-yard mark last season, including 15 touchdowns. His best performance was 341 rushing yard against Texas Tech on November 5th.
Below are D’Onta Foreman’s comments courtesy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
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