You don’t hear much about players who could graduate but have the option of returning for another season.
Two of the high-profile players in this position are tailbacks Vavae Malepeai and Stephen Carr. Neither has announced their intentions.
Currently, within the program, there is a feeling Malepeai will return. He seems happy and doesn’t seem to mind that running backs are undervalued in the Air Raid.
Carr is a different matter. Sources say he was not thrilled with his role this season, especially after a strong training camp. Like Markese Stepp, he could seek a transfer to a run-oriented program. He also has the option of making himself available for the NFL Draft.