The Georgia Bulldogs are in the College Football Playoff with a game against Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl looming. However, they’ve got a lot to be excited about next year too as not only will Trenton Thompson come back for his senior year, but so will defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter.
“I think I’m gonna stay. I’ve made a conscious decision, I just want to finish out, finish the drill,” Ledbetter said at the L.A. Hotel Downtown on Friday. “I think if you ask any one of the other guys they’ll say the same thing. It’s not so much what you want to do at the next level, it’s always about finishing where you are.”
Ledbetter was one of the more consistent trench players for the Dawgs this year as he has appeared in every game and recorded 3.5 tackles for loss as well as a sack on the season. He also has seven quarterback hurries to go with 29 total tackles on the season. With him and Thompson returning as well as Jake Fromm on the offensive side of the ball, the Dawgs are looking like College Football contenders in 2018.
The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder was the No. 5 strong side defensive end and No. 8 recruit in the state of Georgia when he was recruited in 2015 according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.