Jonathan Ledbetter is coming back to Georgia for his senior season.
The Bulldogs defensive end recently made that decision official. And on Monday night, Ledbetter penned a letter to Georgia fans and posted it on Instagram, explaining the factors that played into his choice:
I want to take this time to thank everyone at the University of Georgia for helping develop me as a young man and a student athlete. These past three years have been a journey for me and I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to spend it with so many amazing people. With that being said after much thought and prayer with my family I’ve decided it’s in my best interest to use my last year of eligibility to play my senior season between the hedges❗️ #GoDawgs
Ledbetter, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 277 pounds, had 38 tackles and 2.5 sacks for Georgia in the 2017 season. He also helped lead the Bulldogs’ strong defense to the SEC championship and an appearance in the National Championship Game.
Over his first three seasons at Georgia, Ledbetter has 66 tackles and 3.5 sacks. He matched his career high in tackles (six) during the Bulldogs’ win over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl.
Ledbetter started 11 of Georgia’s 15 games last season. He’ll provide a nice boost for Georgia’s defense next season, now that he has decided to return to school and not enter the NFL draft.