Oregon Ducks star cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu announced on Monday that he’ll be returning to the University of Oregon next seasons instead of entering the 2014 NFL Draft.
Ekpre-Olomu, who said he was labeled a second-round prospect by draft evaluators, met with the media to discuss his decision and his goals for next year.
I made the decision to stay and I’m moving on. I mean I think at the same time in this next year I feel I can become a better player and that’s all I could ask for. The NFL is here and I know it’s not here for everyone but I have another year to stay here and I’ll be fine.
I feel I just need to work on everything. I never really thought of anything I needed to improve on before I can get there (the NFL). I want to improve for myself before I get there.
Ekpre-Olomu also said academics played a major role in his decision.
With Hroniss Grasu and Marcus Mariota also returning for the 2014 season, expect to see the Ducks contend for the Pac-12 North once again.
[Source: The Oregonian]