Georgia Football: Cornelius Washington Another Returning for Senior Season

Caleb HartleyCorrespondent IJanuary 11, 2012

Another junior has made the choice to remain in Athens for their senior year.  This time, it is outside linebacker Cornelius Washington.  He joins Bacarri Rambo, who announced that he was returning to school earlier today.

Washington is key to the linebacker group for the Bulldogs.  He had 16 tackles, six tackles for loss and five sacks in his 11 game appearances, of which he started five.  

This is another positive for the defense, who still hasn't (knock on wood) lost anyone prematurely to the draft.  Their announcements come on the heels of Grantham issuing his statement.  

Coincidence?  I think not.

Georgia fans can only hope that this trend continues...

Players only have four more days to declare themselves eligible for the 2012 NFL Draft, and the Bulldogs just pray there aren't any defensive underclassmen to declare.  

As a fan of the sport, I just want to see this unit work together for at least one more year under the tutelage of defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.  It is my opinion that the defensive players realize that they have a chance to be special. 

SEC Champions kind of special....