Rutgers wide receiver and special teams specialist Janarion Grant will forego the NFL Draft and return to Rutgers for his fifth season after being granted a medical redshirt by the Big Ten.
After months of contemplating, Grant announced his decision on Instagram. "Fifth year, here I come! I'm excited about what I have been able to accomplish so far, but I look forward to getting out there and competing with my teammates again," said Grant. "I thank coach Ash and the staff as well as my family for their support through this process. Let's make this season special. Go Knights!"
Grant hasn't played since breaking his ankle on Sep. 24 against Iowa, forcing him to miss most of his senior season.
ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. said that if healthy, Grant could have been selected towards the end of the draft this year due to his special teams ability.
Grant is tied for the NCAA record with a combined eight career kick and punt returns for touchdowns.
The wide receiver had 138 yards and three touchdowns rushing to go with 210 receiving yards, a 21-yard touchdown pass, and two return touchdowns in the 14 quarters he played this past season.