College juniors have until January 15 in order to declare for the 2013 NFL Draft. Dozens of players have already opted to jump to the next level of their career, but one talented player has decided to forgo the draft and return to school for his senior season. Clemson QB Tajh Boyd. Boyd told reporters that he has enjoyed his time at Clemson and feels as if he is not ready to leave school just yet while eyeing a possible National Championship run in 2013.
“My main focus is trying to be the best leader possible that I can be. As explosive as we’ve been, there’s more to attain, more out there. I think that game against LSU was a big boost heading into the offseason,” said Boyd.
Boyd is yet another in a long list of highly athletic, mobile quarterbacks in the college ranks. He threw for nearly 4,000 yards in 2012, passing for 36 touchdowns to just 13 interceptions. Boyd added another 514 yards and 10 scores on the ground. Boyd also posted a career high mark in passing completions at 67.2%.
Boyd might be without the company of his top receiver in 2013. DeAndre Hopkins has yet to decide if he will return for his senior season or not. Hopkins posted strong numbers in 2012 with 81 receptions for 1,405 yards and 18 touchdowns.