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January 2, 2013

COTTON BOWL: Draft stock isn't where Colvin had expected it to be

ARLINGTON, Texas — Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin is one of the four underclassmen contemplating an early jump to the NFL. He admitted on Tuesday his current draft stock isn’t as high as he expected.

“It’s not as high as where I wanted,” he said. “I’m not going to get into specifics about what it said, but it wasn’t as high as I wanted. But it was high enough.”

Colvin, who was an All-Big 12 player this season, said he’s talked to OU coach Bob Stoops about the decision he’ll make after Friday’s AT&T Cotton Bowl, but hasn’t sought defensive coordinator Mike Stoops’ advice.

“I don’t know if I will or not,” Colvin said. “I’ve talked to Bob. He just wants me to maximize my money situation. It was a positive speech. I needed to hear it. I know it came from his heart. I feel like it was sincere. I definitely took it into consideration, everything he said.”

Mike Stoops isn’t expecting to meet Colvin or any other player seeking advice. They generally don’t want to hear what he has to say.

“They don’t rely on us. These are all personal decisions,” he said. “When money is involved, it’s hard to be rationale with kids. They want to listen to the agents.”

Colvin said one of his goals was to make some All-American teams before he left college. He didn’t make any this season, and that could be a factor that brings him back to school.

“I hear that a lot. Coach Stoops definitely opened that up to my eyes. That was a goal of mine, getting some awards like Jim Thorpe and All-American,” Colvin said. “That is on my bucket list.”

Privilege of youth: Mike Stoops suggested one thing that’s helped Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel during his Heisman Trophy-winning season has been his inexperience.

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