By LARRY VAUGHT
In a move that should have surprised no one, Kentucky junior running back Benny Snell announced in a video he posted on Twitter today he will declare for the 2019 NFL draft and bypass his senior season at UK.
“There comes a time where you have to leave home to build a life of your own. That’s what I’m about to do. I have decided to enter the NFL draft and pursue a dream I’ve had as long as I can remember,” Snell said in the video
He has already had three straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons (something no UK player had ever done), including 1,305 yards and 14 touchdowns on 263 carries this season that earned him numerous All-American honors.
But what about the Jan. 1 Citrus Bowl in Orlando against Penn State? Will Snell play — he’s 107 yards short of breaking Sonny Collins’ record as UK’s all-time leading rusher — or start preparing for the draft?
“Am I playing?” Snell asked himself at the end of his Twitter video. “Snell Yeah. I have unfinished business. Whatever I start, I make sure I finish. I got one more chance to wear that uniform. Bet I make it count.”
I bet he does, too, because he always makes it count when he’s on the field.