Thanks to the guys over at Conquest Chronicles for the heads up. I know there were some of you who wanted him and some who didn't.
USC coach Pete Carroll said Monday that All-American safety Taylor Mays, cornerback Josh Pinkard and tailback C.J. Gable would return next season.
All three were eligible for the NFL draft and considered turning pro following the Rose Bowl.
Mays, who is considered a top-20 pick, said after the Rose Bowl he was leaning toward going pro and was considered the most likely USC underclassman to depart.
"They are all returning," Carroll said.
In a sign that he would return, Mays just moved into an apartment with USC teammate Will Harris last weekend. Sources said he enjoyed college life and wanted to spend another year at USC before experiencing the demands of the NFL.