Randy Gregory said he is definitely coming back next year. He didn’t even file paperwork for a draft evaluation. #Huskers
— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) December 27, 2013
Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive end Randy Gregory has decided to return to Lincoln for his junior season. As a redshirt sophomore, he had a breakout year drawing notice from a large amount of onlookers. Not only did he have a great deal of production but has impressive physical tools at 6’6″ 255lbs and should only get bigger and stronger with another year of development. Gregory amassed 36 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, an interception he returned for a touchdown, a forced fumble, a recovery and a pass deflection this past season.
There has been a great deal of criticism of Nebraska’s head coach Bo Pelini for how fiery he is on the sidelines and examples of unacceptable behavior, but he has had a great deal of success developing defensive players. Both at LSU as a defensive coordinator and at Nebraska, players he has guided have gone on to some huge success under Pelini. While in Lincoln, he has seen Ndamukong Suh, Lavonte David, and Alfonzo Dennard with Gregory’s teammate Stanley Jean-Baptiste, a talented corner going into the NFL Draft this year.
As always, it is important to remember that January 15th is the deadline, so players have the ability to change their mind, but Gregory seems set on his return to Nebraska.