One of the top running backs in the country has decided to give college football at least one more go-around.
Through the school, Melvin Gordon announced that he has decided to return to Wisconsin for his redshirt junior season. The decision comes after, as many draft-eligible players do, requesting input on his NFL potential from the Draft Advisory Board earlier this month.
“After talking it over with my family and my coaches, I have decided to come back next year,” Gordon said in a statement. “I love the University of Wisconsin and feel that there is still a lot of room for growth. Academically, another year in school will help me get closer to completing my degree and on the field I hope to help my team get back the Big Ten championship.
“With this decision out of the way I can now focus on helping my team prepare for the Capital One Bowl and a great opponent in South Carolina.”
As a third-year sophomore, Gordon finished the 2013 regular season 11th in the country in rushing yards (1,466) and fourth in yards per carry (8.1).