Nevada running back Stefphon Jefferson, the nation's No. 2 rusher, and Rutgers cornerback Logan Ryan made it known on Monday that they intend to enter the 2013 and give up their remaining eligibility, but BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy said he plans to return to BYU next season.
It was announced on the Twitter account of Kelli Masters Management that Jefferson has signed with KMMSports. Jefferson confirmed his decision in a statement. He rushed for 1,883 yards and 24 touchdowns this season, and the latter led the nation. NFLdraftscouts.com ranks him as the No. 26 running back prospect.
Rutgers announced that Ryan will be turning pro. He was twice named All-Big East, and is rated the No. 7 cornerback prospect by NFLdraftscouts.com.
It was assumed Van Noy would turn pro, especially after he scored two defensive touchdowns in the Poinsettia Bowl. But he has decided to return.
"I've decided to stay and complete my senior season at BYU," Van Noy said in a statement released by the school. "I plan to finish what I started and feel like I've still got some unfinished business. I'm looking forward to being on the field this next season with my Cougar teammates."
Van Noy led the team with 13 sacks and 22 tackles for loss this season