Originally posted on Leftover Hot Dog  |  Last updated 1/9/12

Junior defensive end Devin Taylor has elected to return to the University of South Carolina for his senior season, he announced today.

This was the right choice for Taylor as he could use one more year to grow and position him better for potential NFL success (i.e draft status).  Also you get to stay in college for one more year...that means one more year of Five Points, the Vista, hanging out in the dorm, some Xbox...oh the college life.

Maybe Steve Spurrier pulled a Billy Madison moment and grabbed Devin Taylor and said...."Stay here. Stay here as long as you can. For the love of God, cherish it. You have to cherish it."  Picture it like this:



He is the press release provided by USC -

"I still have some things I'd like to accomplish at Carolina before I go on to the next level," said Taylor.

Taylor, a 6-7, 260-pounder from Beaufort, S.C., started all 13 games for the Gamecocks in 2011, finishing the season with 42 tackles, including 8.5 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks. He has made 32 career starts over the past three seasons, with 116 tackles including 27.0 tackles for loss and 15.5 sacks. He was a first-team All-SEC pick in 2010 after logging 13.0 tackles for loss including 7.5 sacks.

During Taylor's three seasons at Carolina, the Gamecocks have posted 27 wins, including a school-record 11-win campaign in 2011.

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