NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Ed Oliver has been on a three-year plan since he first arrived at Houston: Dominate college football for three seasons, and then jump to the NFL.
After two seasons, Oliver is right on schedule, so there was no reason to hide what was obvious to anyone who has ever watched him play.
Oliver announced in the spring that after this, his junior season, he will enter the NFL draft. Most prospects wait until the season is over before making their intentions public. Even ones like, Oliver, who have a chance to be an early first-rounder. Oliver said he is not trying to get ahead of himself. Just the opposite. With that out of the way, all his focus can be on what he needs to do to help the Cougars win an American Athletic Conference championship in 2018.