The dominoes continue to fall in Austin, as another junior is leaving the Longhorns for the NFL Draft. Cornerback Holton Hill has decided to enter the 2018 NFL Draft, following in the footsteps of teammates and juniors Connor Williams and DeShon Elliott.
In a statement, Hill thanked his current coaching staff, but his former as well.
“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. 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.
I can’t say enough about the support my teammates have given me. Those guys are going to always be my teammates, and I know that bond will last way beyond our time here at Texas. I also appreciate the great fans, and even though I’m moving on, I’m always going to be a Longhorn. Thank you all for your support, the best is yet to come.”
Hill’s up and down season got off to an outstanding start with two straight games of interception returns to start the season against Maryland and San Jose State.
But on November 7th, Tom Herman imposed a season-ending suspension for Hill for reasons unknown.
Hill finished the season with 51 tackles. He was 8th in the Big 12 with eight passes defended and 9th in the conference with two interceptions.
Strange? You bet. I’m not sure this makes much sense and who knows if we will ever get the whole story with the suspension, which could very well be tied to this decision.