According to Danny Payne of The Daily Iowan, cornerback Desmond King will return to Iowa for his senior season instead of opting to leave school early to declare for the NFL Draft. King chose not to discuss his future after the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, but has since made up his mind.
His mother, Yvette Powell, told The Daily Iowan of his choice to remain in school on Monday night.
King lead the Big Ten with eight interceptions which was also tied for second in the NCAA during the 2015 season. He also recorded 67 tackles.
Because of his accomplisments on the field, King was named the Jim Thorpe Award winner, a trophy given annually to college football's top defensive back. In addition to that, the junior corner was also named to the All-Big Ten first team by both coaches and the media and was a unanimous NCAA all-american.
Behind the efforts of King and many other Iowa football players, the Hawkeyes capped off an undefeated regular season, won each of their rivalry trophies, celebrated a Big Ten West title, made a Big Ten Championship Game appearance, and played in the iconic Rose Bowl. It was an historic season to say the least.
Now that King has celebrated all of his accomplishments and accolades, he does not want to leave. He can also walk away with a degree.
His mother Yvette told The Daily Iowan, "Everybody's surprised. It's not about the money all the time. The money is going to be there. He has more chance to make more with a degree."