The news we've all been dreading, yet expecting, to hear about Baylor's record-breaking junior WR is true: Corey Coleman is going to ply his trade in the NFL next season. He confirmed as much in the post-game press conference:
Baylor WR Corey Coleman officially announces he is going to the NFL next season. pic.twitter.com/WKcec8HN6p— John Elizondo (@john_elizondo) December 5, 2015
Corey Coleman: "I really love this place. I just thank Coach Briles for believing in me."#SicEm— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) December 5, 2015
Corey Coleman said, "This team is a one of a kind. I wouldn't want to play with anyone else." pic.twitter.com/YRL3LYBd5M— Trey Gregory (@Trey_Gregory) December 5, 2015
Corey Coleman: "Me, Coach Briles, my mom and Coach Kaz discussed it, and that's what we think the best route is."— Shehan Jeyarajah (@ShehanJeyarajah) December 5, 2015
For my part, though I'm sad to see him go, I actually completely agree with Corey's decision. Even if he came back for another year, it's unlikely that his stock would be any higher than it is right now, and there's no real reason to risk serious injury sticking around. As much as I'd love see him catching TDs for us again next year with a healthy Seth Russell, this makes sense. So I wish him the best in his decision, and it will be all that much sweeter watching him play his final game against whoever we get in the bowl.