Colvin still pondering staying or going pro

NORMAN, Okla. — The time is ticking down on junior cornerback Aaron Colvin's NFL Draft decision.

He has just three days and counting to sign an agent and declare or else it's return for his final season at OU.

But head coach Bob Stoops, as of Friday, said he has no indication what the one of his potential three returning defensive starters will do.

"No," Stoops abruptly responded when asked if he had an update.

Most expect the 6-foot, 181-pound home-grown Sooner to announce he's the second Sooner staying out of five underclassmen that have ultimately been forced to make a decision.

Free safety Tony Jefferson, linebacker Tom Wort and wide receiver Kenny Stills all three elected to declare, while fullback Trey Millard chose to return for his senior season.

Regardless, there's no question he's taking until nearly the final hour to make the decision.

"I'm definitely gonna think it through," Colvin said in the days prior to the Cotton Bowl. "I've always been that type to kinda think it through, even with my recruiting process and all that. So, I'm gonna think it through all the way out."

Colvin mentioned only a few people would know when he ultimately came to grips with what he'd do, including Stoops and his family, but not even most of his teammates.

So, the fact his head man doesn't know yet—or perhaps he just won't shed any light on it—should be an indication he hasn't necessarily decided just yet.

One thing's for certain, though: the announcement will be coming sometime in the next 100 hours or so.

Sooner fans desperately hope for No. 14 to return.

As for Colvin, he simply focuses on the task at hand before relishing the next step in his career.

"It definitely is kinda somewhat surprising, I guess you could say," Colvin said. "But honestly that was my goal, and I was wanting to be able to have to make this decision and it's here and I'm just blessed honestly. It's all a blessing, and I'm taking it in right now, but come crunch time it's my decision."

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