The LSU Tigers football program see's the lose of great players every year due to graduation or players moving onto the next level in the NFL.  Well head coach Les Miles and his staff were please to announce on Friday that six of his players decided to return to the school's football program instead of declaring for the NFL draft.

 

The six players – offensive linemen Vadal Alexanderand Jerald Hawkins, tight end Dillon Gordon, wide receiver Travin Dural, linebacker Lamar Louis, and defensive back Jalen Mills – were joined the press conference by head coach Les Miles.

Source: Lsusports.net

 

Miles said in a statement:

“These guys handled the decision with maturity,” Miles said. “There are a variety of draft positions represented in this group. What they did was postpone wealth and said that there is more to accomplish. They want to get a degree, play for a championship and raise their draft status. In other words, rather than give the NFL a bargain we are going to go to the senior bowl, get our degree, play for championships for one more year. We are going to command top dollar when we go to the NFL. They are going to make their draft entry the most profitable position that they can be in.

The six players have combined to start 152 games for the Tigers. Mills leads the way with 39 career starts in the secondary, followed by Alexander with 34 career starts, Hawkins with 26, Gordon with 25, Louis with 15 and Dural with 13.

Source: LSUsports.net