Tennessee linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin has announced he will return for his senior season. The junior was considering forgoing his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft.
“The truth of the matter is, my biggest childhood dream was to be a GREAT college football player,” Reeves-Maybin wrote in a lengthy message posted on Twitter.
No Rearview!! pic.twitter.com/CDe8HYdtP4
— Jalen Reeves-Maybin (@Finally_Maybin) January 12, 2016
Reeves-Maybin isn’t the only Vols player who was considering an early entrance to the NFL. Cornerback Cameron Sutton and running back Alvin Kamara also asked to be evaluated by the NFL Draft Advisory Board. Their status is unknown.
Reeves-Maybin started every game for the Vols this season, registering 105 tackles and leading the Vols with 14 tackles for a loss.