The NFL’s annual pilfering of top non-senior talent is currently in full swing, although the big-boy football league has reportedly failed to land one of the top young quarterbacks at the FBS level.
ESPN‘s Adam Schefter tweeted Sunday morning that UCLA’s Brett Hundley “plans to return to school for senior season.” An official announcement of Hundley’s intentions is expected at some point this week, Schefter said.
Hundley has been viewed as a potential Top-10 selection if he came out this year, although many saw the redshirt sophomore as a player who could use at least another season at the collegiate level.
Starting all 27 games the past two seasons, Hundley has totaled 6,816 yards, 59 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in his young career. At least statistically, though, his performance dipped this season compared to his breakout 2012 campaign. He did, though, increase his production on the ground, rushing for 748 yards and 11 touchdowns after going for 355 and nine the year before.
With Hundley’s return and coming off a 10-3 season, the Bruins should find themselves inside the Top 10 of most preseason polls. Personally, Hundley should enter 2014 as one of a handful of front-runners for the Heisman.