While most other top college juniors have decided to enter the 2011 NFL draft, the University of Florida got better for next season already with the news that star cornerback Janoris Jenkins will return to school.
Jenkins, 5-foot-11, 189 pounds, was considered a likely first-round pick. He had 43 tackles and three interceptions this season. He has eight interceptions in his three-year career. Jenkins missed Florida’s bowl game with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He started 11 games this season and was first-team All-SEC, playing nearly the entire season with the injury. Jenkins neutralized two of the nation’s best receivers this season. Alabama’s Julio Jones had three catches against him, all of which happened behind the line of scrimmage on screen plays. Georgia’s A.J. Green had only one reception against Jenkins.
Jenkins had surgery on the shoulder, which could take several months to recover from. That could have weighed in the decision, although Jenkins expects to be ready for spring practice in March.
“After careful consideration, I’ve made a decision to return to school for my senior year,” Jenkins said in a statement released by the school. “I spent some time with my family and Coach (Will) Muschamp and came to the conclusion it was in my best interest to return to school. Coach Muschamp was very supportive throughout the whole process, regardless of my decision, but he wanted to make sure I had all of the facts. I’m looking forward to working towards my degree, completing my rehab and getting back on the field with my teammates.”
Jenkins was also UF’s leading punt returner in 2010, with 18 returns for 150 yards (8.3 average).
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