Not only did Texas lose the national championship game last night, tonight they now have to deal with losing one of the best defensive backs in the country as well.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, All-American safety Earl Thomas has decided to leave Austin and ply his football skills in the NFL.
As a redshirt sophomore, Thomas had two years of eligibility remaining. As one of the most talented defensive players in the country, Thomas is all but assured to be taken in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft.
If Thomas would’ve waited another year, though, he could’ve been the first safety taken off the board; this season, that honor will go to Tennessee’s Eric Berry.
And Southern Cal’s Taylor Mays will have something to say about who is the second player taken at the position.