LSU’s receiving corps will get a major boost in 2016 from a familiar face.
Wide receiver Travin Dural announced he will return for his senior season in an Instagram post late on Friday night.
“Senior year ‘bout to be on 10!!” he said.
Dural tore his hamstring in LSU’s 10th game of the season against Ole Miss. The injury required surgery, which included a five-month recovery period, according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
While recovering, the wide receiver would have missed out on the NFL Combine, which is set for Feb. 23-29. Dural could have possibly missed LSU’s pro day in late March, as well.
Dural finished second on the team in receiving this season with 533 yards on 28 receptions. He found the end zone three times, and had the highest yards per reception average (19.0) among LSU receivers with at least five catches.
As a sophomore in 2014, Dural led LSU in both receptions (37) and receiving yards (758).
Dural has been draft eligible each of the past two years, but has elected to stay at school.
That was also the case for a wealth of his junior teammates, including center Ethan Pocic, defensive tackle Christian LaCouture, defensive end Lewis Neal and defensive back Tre’Davious White.
Linebacker Kendell Beckwith is also reportedly leaning toward staying for his senior campaign as well.
Only offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins has declared for the 2016 NFL Draft thus far.
Underclassmen have until Jan. 18 to do so.