Quarterback Tyler Wilson announced today that he will return to the Razorbacks in 2012. This is great, great news. I don't know about you but I wasn't quite ready to see the Brandon Mitchell Era begin.
"I have decided to stay at Arkansas for the 2012 season because I am extremely excited for what this team has the opportunity to accomplish and to finish earning my degree," Wilson said in a statement released by the university. "After the feedback I received, the decision was extremely difficult to make. Ultimately, the chance to complete my academics and play one more season as a Razorback were compelling reasons for me to remain in Fayetteville.
"This past year was great for us with 11 wins and a top-five finish and we want to build on that," Wilson added. "The group of players we have returning has high expectations and wants to work hard to compete for championships. Although my goal is to play in the NFL, I believe I can benefit greatly from another year of working with Coach (Bobby) Petrino and Coach Paul Petrino. I am excited to be able to spend one more season at a university where the leadership shows a tremendous amount of support and the passion of the fans is the best in the country."
The news about Wilson follows closely on the heels of Knile Davis' announcement that he too will return to Arkansas in 2012.
For more on Wilson's announcement, visit AS360, WholeHogSports.com (note: subscription required to view link) and ESPN.com.