Barr to Announce His Return

Bruin Report Online has learned that UCLA will announce junior linebacker Anthony Barr will return to UCLA for his senior season...

UCLA will announce that Anthony Barr will return for his senior season, according to sources.

Barr, the junior linebacker, had a breakout season in 2012. After being switched from the offensive side of the ball where he was a running back last year, Barr was one of the best linebackers in the Pac-12 this season. He leads the nation with 13.5 sacks on the year, and was recently named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year by

There has been much speculation that Barr would make the early leap to the NFL, especially after he had been listed as a potential first-round draft choice by some NFL Draft projections.

Sources have indicated that UCLA coaches and Barr have discussed a potential early entry into the NFL, but Barr and has decided to return to UCLA for 2013, and UCLA will announce it soon.

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