Brandon Jenkins not entering draft

Updated: January 5, 2012, 4:41 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN

Florida State defensive end/linebacker Brandon Jenkins has decided not to enter the NFL draft and will return to school, he said Thursday.

Jenkins had 42 tackles in 2011, including 12 for a loss and eight sacks.

Jenkins, listed at 6-foot-3 and 255 pounds, is ranked as the fourth-best defensive line prospect by ESPN's Scouts Inc. He is ranked No. 24 on ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper's Big Board.

Jenkins had 13½ sacks as a sophomore and 8 sacks as a freshman.

Joe Schad is a college football reporter for ESPN.

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