Boykin, Glenn pass on NFL draft, will return for senior seasons

Cornerback Brandon Boykin and offensive guard Cordy Glenn, Georgia juniors who had been considering entering the NFL draft,  decided to remain with the Bulldogs for their senior seasons.

The official word came Wednesday night in an announcement from UGA, which said there was “not yet” word on whether junior outside linebacker Justin Houston will enter the draft.

The return of Boykin and Glenn is welcomed news for the Bulldogs, though. The two players have a combined 58 games of starting experience over the past three seasons.

“This is exciting news for Georgia and for Brandon and Cordy,” coach Mark Richt said in a statement. “I think they have both made wise decisions for the right reasons and will be important senior leaders for us this coming year. We’re recruiting 24/7 right now, but these two are a big part of our ‘recruiting class.’”

Boykin and Glenn were among the Georgia players who last month asked the NFL underclassmen advisory board for a projection of their draft stock.

Boykin, from Fayetteville, has played in 39 games, starting 24, in his three seasons at Georgia. He ranks No. 1 in school history in career kickoff return yards with 1,813, including an SEC-record three 100-yard kickoff returns.

Glenn, from Riverdale, has started 34 games for Georgia, including 32 in a row. He is the second Georgia offensive linemen to elect to stay in school after considering the 2011 draft; tackle Trinton Sturdivant last week announced his decision to return for his senior season.

In statements released by UGA, Boykin and Glenn cited their reasons for returning.

“After meeting with my family and coaches, I was able to put a lot of things into perspective,” Boykin said. “First of all, I want to be part of getting Georgia back into the championship hunt. Coming back will also give me a chance to get my degree before entering the draft, and another year of experience will only make me a better player as well.”

Said Glenn: “I want to come back for several reasons, including helping our team get back on track to where we want to be. Coming back will also give me a chance to improve my draft stock and get closer to my degree, which is important to me and my family.”

The NFL’s deadline for eligible underclassmen to enter the draft is Saturday. Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green, a projected top-five pick, earlier announced that he will forgo his senior season to enter the draft.

208 comments Add your comment

blazin

January 12th, 2011
9:15 pm

AUGDAWG

January 12th, 2011
9:16 pm

Good Choice…

Scam Newton

January 12th, 2011
9:16 pm

EMORY & HENRY COLLEGE

January 12th, 2011
9:16 pm

blazin

January 12th, 2011
9:16 pm

good news after hearing boykin was leaving. lets just pray for houston to follow! GO DAWGS!!

DAWG07

January 12th, 2011
9:23 pm

Opelika Dawg

January 12th, 2011
9:23 pm

Glad to get some good news! Come on back Houston, join your teammates in righting the ship!

Frank

January 12th, 2011
9:24 pm

Great news, both of the young men need to get one more year under their belts. Both should be high draft choices next year.

D A DoubleU G

January 12th, 2011
9:24 pm

Damn Good Dawgs!!!!

Tech fan

January 12th, 2011
9:26 pm

but…um….but….i mean…..um….

Tech grads make more money!!!!!!!!!!

*snort*

still@the bar

January 12th, 2011
9:26 pm

All the first and not even close. Must be dawg fans for sure thinking #1 when your not.
Good For Glenn that could be huge for Richt.
Boykin was not going to get drafted very well anyway.

dawgfan0711

January 12th, 2011
9:26 pm

Let’s hope houston joins them. I saw that rome has set a date to annouce his college choice. Anybody know what date he set?

BG

January 12th, 2011
9:27 pm

Awesome news! These young men made the right choice by staying. GO DAWGS!!!!

harold

January 12th, 2011
9:27 pm

GEORGIA IS AN AVERAGE FOOTBALL TEAM AT BEST WITH A BELOW AVERAGE COACHING STAFF. THE CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAMS ARE AUBURN WITH CHIZK AND ALABAMA WITH SABAN. THESE GUYS WOULD NOT BE DRAFTED ANYWAY AND MAY NOT EVEN START.

BG

January 12th, 2011
9:28 pm

Harold, Get off our board and go back to Waffle House.

The Grinch

January 12th, 2011
9:29 pm

Good news. Welcome back, boys.

AJ sports his ear bling

January 12th, 2011
9:30 pm

wont really matter because I aints commin back. Dawgs will stink it up next season.

boots

January 12th, 2011
9:32 pm

Family sticks together. Go Dawgs! Now, show some senior leadership, and let’s get this thing turned around.

Bucky Belue hand it to Herschel

January 12th, 2011
9:37 pm

Good decisions guys, Houston should come back as well, AJ made the right choice, no sense in suffering thru another year, he just needs to put on some weight, he ll do good, if CMR doesnt right the ship then Hello Dan Mullin, McGarritys buddy from Fla. will be the next head coach!!!

Big Dawg Cobb

January 12th, 2011
9:37 pm

That is great news for everyone. Maybe this is the beginning of something good for the Dawgs?

D A DoubleU G

January 12th, 2011
9:38 pm

Jay Rome and Malcom Mitchell both set to announce on Jan 20th.

Could be a HUGE night for UGA

D A DoubleU G

January 12th, 2011
9:39 pm

IF Mark Richt leaves us any time soon (hope he doesn’t), the last person I want is Dan Mullen, bringing that spread option crap between the hedges.

still@the bar

January 12th, 2011
9:40 pm

Mullin ain’t coming to UGA! They can’t afford the Richt Buyout and Mullins buyout at the same time.

Chizek Blows Cam

January 12th, 2011
9:40 pm

HAROLD! You need to understand that Auburn is a 5-6 win team without (S)cam so get ready for a beating next year. SI Jinx is coming you pretender! Bama……. they are just heading toward mediocrity when Saban goes back to the NFL!!!

Chizek Blows Cam

January 12th, 2011
9:40 pm

HAROLD! You need to understand that Auburn is a 5-6 win team without (S)cam so get ready for a beating next year. SI Jinx is coming you pretender! Bama……. they are just heading toward mediocrity when Saban goes back to the NFL!!!

Jacket Spray

January 12th, 2011
9:41 pm

Harold and and AJ stupid post name go get a life. Maybe you guys been in the snow too long and it has affected your last marble. For once some young men have made a good decision in the Georgia program. Go away!!!!

PR

January 12th, 2011
9:41 pm

Easy BG… Harold still has 10 more minutes of break time before he has to get back to makin’ that bacon…

..High Five.

still@the bar

January 12th, 2011
9:44 pm

oykin is pretty good but He is not top 5 at his position and that will move him back to probably the 4th round.

D A DoubleU G

January 12th, 2011
9:45 pm

still@,

Hey troll. Nice game for your jackets against Clempson tonight…. really, 87-62….. that’s embarrassing.

Anyway…. you HONESTLY think the UGA Athletic department “cannot afford” something……… BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Best thing I’ve read on here in days. THANKS!!!!

T.O

January 12th, 2011
9:45 pm

Boykin to the NFL?? Are you kidding? He’s not even good in the SEC. He’s a 6th or 7th rounder best case scenario. Good kick off returner but an average DB who will never play at the next level. We need Houston back!! Good to get Glenn back.

BG

January 12th, 2011
9:46 pm

Come on down Rome,Mitchell,Crowell and Jenkins.

layinlow

January 12th, 2011
9:47 pm

Neither of these two were going to be drafted as high as they thought is why their coming back. If Glenn will work hard next season he has a chance to possibly be the first offensive guard drafted in 2012. And Boykin could increase his draft stock as well with a good season. Justin Houston right now is being projected in most mock drafts that I have looked at as being a late first or very top of the second round pick. If he comes back he could improve to the 10- 15 range next year. He is projected as an OLB in a 3-4 defense so i don’t think he would be a top ten pick just because that position doesn’t have as much value as a QB, Left tackle, or shut down corner. Unfortunately I think he goes on to the NFL.

still@the bar

January 12th, 2011
9:48 pm

Double DA
I told you I gave up on Tech Basketball a few years ago and will not come back until Hewitt is gone. I spend my money on Tech Football, some Baseball and Volleyball games.

Stilladawg

January 12th, 2011
9:49 pm

This things getting turned around I can feel it…go dawgs!!!

Earp

January 12th, 2011
9:50 pm

Boykin returning is great news. Awesome kid and great tackler to go along with return skills. At least a third rounder T.O. We’re lucky to have him back. Go Dawgs.

Bob

January 12th, 2011
9:50 pm

Did Mark Bradley give permission for these guys to stay at UGA? Will his article tomorrow opt to bash them too?

DawginOH

January 12th, 2011
9:51 pm

Great decisions, y’all! Come back and get that degree while enjoying one more season between the hedges. DGD!!

D A DoubleU G

January 12th, 2011
9:53 pm

still@,

I don’t blame you. Tech football seats have to be super cheap, plus you can move wherever you want in that “stadium” without taking anybody else’s seat.

But the funniest thing you said was UGA “couldn’t afford” a coach. Do we need to pull out some numbers, or do you understand that your comment was hilarious???

Top Row Dawg

January 12th, 2011
9:54 pm

Thanks you two, go dogs!

D A DoubleU G

January 12th, 2011
9:54 pm

looks like our hoop-Dawgs will come up short to a pretty darn good Vandy team in Nashville in a few mins.

But Fox and the Hounds will win some SEC games this year. Lookout for them later in the season!!!

still@the bar

January 12th, 2011
9:55 pm

Double DA
How is the Vandy game going?

D A DoubleU G

January 12th, 2011
9:57 pm

still@,

how did that Tech/UGA game work out??

I’ll even let you chose one to answer…. football OR basketball……

still@the bar

January 12th, 2011
10:01 pm

Double DA
Richt’s buyout will be about 6 min after next year right? Mullins just got a big raise that UGA will have to pay some of. A new OC(nobody wants bobo) will coast a pretty penny too. So you keep thinking you have a Gold Mine or a printing press all you want. Many SEC coaches are new or realitivly new and it will COST UGA a bunch for a new coaching staff. No new coach will keep much of what Richt has.

Timmy Dog

January 12th, 2011
10:02 pm

Honestly this isn’t that big a deal. Glenn was awful thsi year and Boykin is one deminsional.

Rambo Sux

January 12th, 2011
10:02 pm

Thanks Boykin and Glen both damn good dawgs! Now if someone would please step up and play at safety and drop Rambo in the depth chart: Terrible coverage overall. He got BURNED so many times this season. I’m not sold on him at all. Hopefully a JUCO NT will join our ranks too. We need a big mean ugly nasty beast to ravage O-Lines and tAke up space so our linebackers can be affective.

D A DoubleU G

January 12th, 2011
10:02 pm

Like I’ve said on here before, there is a phrase to sum up the state of UGA and Tech football…… see if you can follow…

“In a year where all UGA has to brag about is beating Tech, the only thing Tech has to brag about is the fact that the only thing UGA has to brag about it beating Tech”

Pretty sad for both, pathetic for one. You decipher which.

Cousin Curtis

January 12th, 2011
10:03 pm

Zzzzzzzzzzz. (Yaaaaawn) What? Something happened?
Oh.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

D A DoubleU G

January 12th, 2011
10:04 pm

still@,

It’s only you Tech geeks, and Jeff Schult and Mark Bradley who are convinced Richt is going anywhere……

I don’t blame you though!

Mark Richt is 9-1 against Tech
Mark Richt is 2-1 against Paul “The Genius” Johnson”
Mark Richt….. is YOUR DADDY

I’d want him fired if I were you too.

Dawg Whisperer

January 12th, 2011
10:05 pm

First! Now, if only coach Richt can say that this time next year.

D A DoubleU G

January 12th, 2011
10:08 pm

still@,

My user name is about UGA, and I’m on a UGA blog talking UGA.

Your user name is anti-UGA, and you are on a UGA blog smack talking UGA.

Do we need to take a poll to see which one of us is the more pathetic existence??