It is most certainly that time of the year again. Now that the bowl lineup has been situated, learning what players will choose to skip out on the bowl fun in order to focus on their plans and training for the NFL Draft is already underway. The news continued Monday with the announcement from Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill saying he is calling it a career with the Cowboys and preparing himself for the NFL Draft process rather than participate in the upcoming Liberty Bowl with Oklahoma State.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy addressed the news on his own Twitter account after being asked about the updates earlier in the day.
Hill shared his decision on his Twitter account with a lengthy message to Oklahoma State fans and thanked them and coaches for everything he has enjoyed the past few years with the program. Hil’s decision was not to be totally unexpected given he had been banged up down the stretch of this season and missed a couple of games to close out the regular season.
The news didn’t stop there for Oklahoma State though. Starting right guard Larry Williams is also passing on the bowl game this year. Williams started all 12 games for the Cowboys this season and was playing on a sixth year of eligibility.
Oklahoma State will face Missouri in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31.