UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr is expected to remain at UCLA and not declare for the NFL draft.
Barr, a junior, emerged as one of the top linebackers in the nation this season after moving from receiver in the spring. He has 13.5 sacks, the most in the nation, and 20.5 tackles for a loss, the fourth-most nationally.
Barr said, "Nothing is set in stone." But he said coming back is "where my heart is." The last piece to his decision will come after receiving an NFL draft evaluation.
"I have an idea what I want to do, but that's going to make things much more clear," Barr said.
Barr, who is 6 feet 4 and 235 pounds, was a receiver his first two seasons at UCLA. He asked to move to linebacker last winter and adapted quickly. Barr was named second-team All-America by the Associated Press.
He sees benefits to returning to play one more season for Coach Jim Mora.
"I can get another year under this coaching staff and in this system," he said. "Coach has done a good job in getting me this...