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January 12, 2011Brandon Boykin and Cordy Glenn are coming back for their respective senior years.
Wednesday night the pair made it official, announcing that they were returning to Georgia instead of leaving early for the NFL.
"This is exciting news for Georgia and for Brandon and Cordy," said head coach Mark Richt 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.'"
There was no initial word on outside linebacker Justin Houston, who still has until Saturday to declare whether or not he will be returning for his senior campaign.
Boykin said he had numerous reasons for wanting to return for one more season.
"After meeting with my family and coaches, I was able to put a lot of things into perspective," Boykin said in a statement. "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."
Boykin has played in 39 games over the past three years including 24 starts.
So far in his career, Boykin has recorded 104 total tackles and six career interceptions. His three career 100-yard kickoff returns make him the only player in SEC history with three 100-yard plays of any kind. He also ranks No. 1 in school history for career kickoff return yards with 1,813 on 72 returns and four touchdowns (his four kickoff return touchdowns ties an SEC record).
Like Boykin, Glenn said cited unfinished business in Athens as a reason for his return.
"I want to come back for several reasons including helping our team get back on track to where we want to be," said Glenn in a statement. "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."
Last week, Glenn's mother told UGASports that she hoped her son would come back to get his diploma.
Glenn has started 34 games including a team-leading 32 straight among 2011 offensive returnees.
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