40 Acres Forecast: D'Onta Foreman

We continue our look at scholarship players on Texas' 2015 roster with RB D'Onta Foreman.

D’Onta Foreman

Position:

RB

Height/Weight:

6-foot, 241 pounds

High School:

Texas City, Texas

Year:

Sophomore

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2014 Review

It was a small sample size that we saw from D’Onta last season, but an encouraging one at that: 15 rushes for 84 yards (4.9 yards per carry).

He didn’t get a lot of carries simply because Texas had two horses in front of him in Malcolm Brown [183 carries] and Johnathan Gray [147 carries].

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2015 Preview

We had reported on HD prior to fall camp starting up that D’Onta was in the coaches doghouse. But he worked his way out of it and is having a heck of a fall so far.

He was a bit dinged up during Texas’ scrimmage on Saturday, which gave first team carries to Chris Warren since Johnathan Gray was held out of practice. But he’s been Gray’s primary backup throughout the fall when he’s practiced.

He’s been one of the pleasant surprises of camp.

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HD Projection

Longhorns RB coach Tommie Robinson loves to play multiple backs per game if he has guys capable of getting the job done.

Robinson has at least three guys he feels confident can get the job done this season and Foreman is one of them.

He moves pretty well for a bigger back and is a load to take down.

Expect Foreman to be the No. 2 back to start the season. From there he’ll have to perform to keep that job with Warren, a very talented freshman, hot on his heels.

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How he ended up on the 40 Acres

It was known all along that he and his brother, Armanti Foreman, were a packaged deal.

So it didn’t necessarily bode well for the Longhorns when Armanti committed to OU. But Texas warmed to the idea of D’Onta being a capable back at the FBS level and offered him. That was the game-changer.

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High School Highlights

Four-time district honoree … rushed for 4,382 yards (8.2 ypc) and 61 TDs in his career … participated in the 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl … named second-team 4A All-State as a running back by the Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association in 2013 … shared District 24-4A MVP honors with his brother, Armanti … No. 68 RB in the nation by Scout … rushed for 2,102 yards and 31 TDs on 202 carries (10.4 ypc) as a senior … also recorded 22 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss and five sacks, five pressures, one interception and returned kickoffs … rushed for over 100 yards in all but one game, including three 200-yard contests …[info from this last section gathered from TexasSports.com]

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