Source: Charles Returning For Senior Year
Source: Charles values earning a UT degree
Source: Charles values earning a UT degree
Lead Writer
Posted Nov 15, 2007
Bill Frisbie

Texas RB Jamaal Charles will return for his senior season, a reliable source close to Charles told Inside Texas Wednesday. In addition, the Houston Chronicle reported online that Charles said Wednesday that he intends to return.

"My family wants me to come back," Charles told the Chronicle. "I'm coming back next season."

Just this week, Charles was named one of 10 semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award, honoring the nation's top running back. But the junior believes his best days are in front of him and values a degree earned from The University of Texas, our source added.

Charles has revitalized a Longhorn rushing game the past three ballgames. Charles has rushed for 1,366 yards on the season on 214 carries (6.4 ypc) this season, but nearly half of his production has come on the past three Saturdays. Against Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, Charles has run for 644 yards, seven TDs and has averaged 8.9 yards-per-carry.

He is all but a lock to complete his junior season as the Big 12 Conference rushing champ. Charles' 124.2 yards-per-game is tops in the Big 12 Conference and ranks No. 11 nationally.

Charles missed most of the second half of the Texas Tech game with an injured heel, but our source confirmed that Charles should be fine for Texas' regular season finale at Texas A&M on November 23.

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