Breaking news from the postgame locker room: Boom Williams just told reporters he will declare for the NFL Draft. Boom just informed Mark Stoops and the team of the news after today’s loss to Georgia Tech.
“Me and Stoops met earlier this week and then I talked with my family. My family and I talked last night and came to the final decision last night. I told Coach Stoops a few minutes ago after the game, so everything went that way. Like I said, it wasn’t an easy decision at all. I was really stuck in a hard place on whether I wanted to come back or whether I wanted to leave, but at the end of the day, like I said, my family and I made the decision on what’s best for me.”
“Me and my family prayed hard about it and we talked about it last night and just came to the decision that we felt like this was the perfect time for me to try to pursue my dreams of going to the NFL. Once the decision was made last night, I just wanted to come out here today and play with a clear head and play for my teammates. And even though we came up short, it’s something we’ll all be able to remember forever.”
Boom said although he’s leaving early, he’ll always bleed blue.
“Like I’ve said, I’ve always loved the fan base. BBN has the best fans in the nation. I’ll certainly miss the fans. Like I said, it’s just a part of life. At the end of the day, I love Kentucky and I’ll always bleed blue.”
Listen to Boom discuss his decision below: