Texas cornerback Aaron Williams has decided to skip his senior season and enter the 2011 NFL Draft. Williams announced his decision today, shortly after informing Longhorns’ coaches.
In a statement distributed by school officials, Williams said heading to the NFL is “the best decision for me and my family. It’s time to start working on my dream that I’ve been preparing for all my life.”
Williams, a two-time All-Big 12 performer, has been projected as a first- or second-round pick by NFL scouts.
In addition, Texas officials announced that receivers coach Bobby Kennedy has resigned to accept the same position at Colorado. The move, reported earlier this week by newspapers in Colorado, means coach Mack Brown has five vacancies on his coaching staff after a 5-7 season.
_ Jimmy Burch