By The Associated Press
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett is staying in college, passing up the NFL with an eye toward helping the Razorbacks become one of the nation’s elite teams.
Mallett announced his decision Friday. He threw for a school-record 3,624 yards this season, leading Arkansas’ young team to an 8-5 record. Mallett’s top wide receivers are expected back next season as well.
Mallett has two years of eligibility remaining, but his performance this season made him a candidate to jump to the pros early. He played at Michigan as a freshman in 2007, then sat out last season after transferring.