For four Georgia underclassmen, the NFL apparently can wait.
Saturday night at the football team's annual gala, Bulldogs' coach Mark Richt announced that Leonard Floyd, Jordan Jenkins, Malcolm Mitchell and John Theus have all decided to remain in Athens for another season. That means that other than star running back Todd Gurley, who is yet to announce a decision, Georgia will bring all of its underclassmen back for 2015.
Floyd, a sophomore outside linebacker, was thought of by many as Georgia's top prospect, outside of Gurley. Having spent a year in prep school, he is eligible for the draft (have to be three years removed from high school). Floyd led Georgia in sacks with six.
Jenkins, a junior linebacker, was second on the team in sacks with 4.5. Mitchell, a redshirt junior, was Georgia's third-leading receiver, while Theus, an offensive lineman, started every game for the Bulldogs at left tackle.
Georgia is expected to be a serious contender in the SEC East in 2015.