McCoy to seek input on NFL draft status before final decision

Updated: November 28, 2008, 4:33 PM ET
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AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas junior quarterback Colt McCoy said that he will test the NFL waters after the season, but will retain his eligibility to play one more year for the Longhorns.

McCoy, after the Longhorns finished off a 49-9 win against Texas A&M on Thursday, told reporters that he will file paperwork to receive feedback from an NFL advisory committee about his draft prospects. McCoy said he plans to return to Texas, but if he were rated a first- or second-round draft pick, he could change his mind.

"I think it would be foolish not to look at it like that," McCoy said, according to the Dallas Morning News. "But at the same time, I want to play four years here. Not very many people have had the opportunity to do that. That's something that's real special to me and important to me."

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Texas coach Mack Brown also will be part of the decision-making process. He has encouraged his players to look at their NFL prospects in the past.

"You have to weigh everything," McCoy said. "You have to weigh coming back for your senior year and playing with your teammates and your coach and your best friends. I think that's something that's really hard."

Earlier this year, McCoy had said he planned to play four years at Texas.

"I've been blessed to be able to play here," McCoy told The Sporting News in October. "Not very many people get to [start] here for four years, so what an opportunity."

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