Florida State linebacker Christian Jones announced Monday that he will stay in school for his senior season
Florida State's Christian Jones has been one of the consistent defensive playmakers on the Seminole defense aside from Xavier Rhodes, Bjoern Werner, Tank Carradine, and Brandon Jenkins this season. Jones started 14 out of 14 games for Florida State, recording a team high 95 tackles, and two fumble recoveries. Florida State desperately needed Jones to stay for his senior season, as the majority of the defensive starters at the line will be leaving for the 2013 NFL Draft.
TCU defensive end Stansly Maponga will forgo his senior season and enter the 2013 NFL Draft
The TCU football squad has had to adjust through adversity this season, and finished with a 7-6 record because of it. With quarterback Casey Pachall taking the 2012 season off to participate in an out-patient substance abuse program after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated back in October, TCU needs all the players they can get back. Maponga leaving cripples the TCU team, and again must plug in players that simply lack the talent that their counterparts left behind. According to TCU coach Gary Patterson, "all of the NFL scouts" he'd spoken to advised Maponga to stay for his senior season.
Oklahoma announced Monday that junior CB Aaron Colvin will return for his senior season at the school
Oklahoma's Aaron Colvin is one of the nation's top defensive backs, and could have found himself onto a NFL roster very easily after Oklahoma. Despite this, he has decided to forego this dream for one more year, and return to Oklahoma to become the nations' top cornerback by next years' draft. In 12 starts this past season, Colvin picked off four passes and broke up 11 more. Colvin has played both safety and cornerback in college and earned first-team All-Big 12 accolades from the conference's coaches as a junior. He's stated his goal for 2013 is to earn All-American honors and win the Thorpe Award.