Oregon was hit with some tough news over the weekend. Two players announced their intent to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Cornerback Terrance Mitchell and Running Back De’Anthony Thomas will both likely land with NFL teams and play on Sundays next season. One player, Junior Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu likely would have gone in the first round, ahead of Thomas and Mitchell, but the NFL will have to wait. On Monday morning Olomu announced his intent to remain with Oregon for his Senior season.
A two time all conference player Olomu will join Quarterback Marcus Mariota and Center Hroniss Grasu to play for Oregon in 2014.
The two main factors related to my decision to return were my continued progression as a person and a player, and I felt Oregon was my best option to achieve those goals and improve my situation for next year.
Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu on his decision to return to Oregon
Olomu brings a streak of 27 consecutive starts into the upcoming season and will be the anchor of the group at his position. In 2013 he was Oregon’s second leading tackler with 84 stops and three interceptions.
Oregon starts the 2014 campaign with the annual Spring game in May.
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