As reported yesterday, Montee Ball announced Thursday that he is sticking around for his senior year at Wisconsin.
“I listened to my heart and I will be returning for my senior season,” Ball said, according to a Tweet from the Wisconsin Alumni account.
Ball, a Heisman finalist, rushed for 1,923 yards and 33 touchdowns. He had 306 receiving yards and six more touchdowns. That’s a lot.
In East Lansing, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy announced he was leaving for the NFL. After his announcement, he Tweeted:
Thanks Spartan Nation for all the great memories. As hard as it is for me to go. I want you all to know that I will always be a Spartan!
As ESPN noted, he’s making the right call: “He was a first-team All-American this year and his numbers — 30 tackles, 10.5 for loss and 3.5 sacks — don’t tell the full story of his performance. Worthy commanded constant double teams and blew up the inside of offensive lines all season, a key reason why the Spartans finished No. 5 nationally in total defense this season.”
The 6-foot-3, 300-pound lineman is ranked No. 20 on Mel Kiper’s draft projections.