USF's Grothe won't explore NFL but Selvie will
Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett
South Florida junior quarterback Matt Grothe has changed his mind about asking for an NFL evaluation after the season, while junior defensive end George Selvie will find out where his stock lies, Brett McMurphy reports in the Tampa Tribune.
Grothe said a couple of weeks ago that he would petition the NFL's draft advisory board and would likely turn pro if he was projected in the first four rounds of the draft. Now he says he's definitely coming back to school.
"I guess I'll just come back and play well next year and hopefully go out with a bang my senior year, he said.
Grothe has been a star for three years at South Florida, but the NFL isn't exactly salivating over the prospects of a 6-foot quarterback. While some shorter quarterbacks have excelled in the league, like Jeff Garcia and Tony Romo, they are definitely the exception and not the rule.
Selvie is another story entirely. He has been projected by some as a first-round pick, and he's been frustrated this season by both an ankle injury and the constant double teams against him. Selvie said he won't make a decision until after the Bulls' bowl game, which could be as soon as Dec. 20 if USF goes to the St. Petersburg Bowl as expected.