College football players had until Monday, January 14th to announce if they were going to enter the NFL or stay another season in college if they are eligible. With the recent announcement of defensive back Tony Jefferson leaving the Oklahoma Sooners to pursue the NFL, the secondary situation has been a hot topic of discussion for Sooner nation.
Since the A&T Cotton Bowl, defensive back Aaron Colvin has been weighing his options on whether or not to continue his Sooner football career or take it to the next level and follow Jefferson to the draft. The rumors started early about Jefferson leaving, but mum has been the word when it came to Colvin’s decision.
On Monday, he made the announcement that he would be returning to the Sooners for his senior season.
Colvin ended the 2012 season with four interceptions, two sacks, 50 tackles and 15 assists. With Jefferson taking off, this leaves the secondary with a couple question marks in the backfield. With Colvin’s announcement you can imagine a small sigh of relief came out of the coaches offices. Of course there are other DB options to roll with, but Colvin’s experience level definitely wouldn’t hurt anything.
Deciding to stay or go pro has to be one of the hardest decisions a player has to make when they still have eligibility left. Unless of course, they know they are going in the first round. Fans need to realize that for some it isn’t an easy thing. They are doing what they need to do, and in this situation, that is exactly what Colvin did and that is give one last go.