Arizona Wildcats junior running back Ka’Deem Carey didn’t tip his hand about the NFL Draft at an awards dinner Saturday night.
Carey, during the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s awards banquet in New Haven, Conn., was asked by ESPN’s John Anderson about his decision-making process.
“Just my family,” Carey said.
“We’re going to sit down and we’re going to go through this process. Arizona tells me they have flowers and trophies and ice cream waiting for me if I stay.”
On the other hand, the NFL offers a potential fat paycheck.
Carey, who reportedly received a second-round grade from an NFL advisory committee, has until Wednesday to put his name into the NFL Draft. That’s also the first day of spring classes at Arizona.
Carey, is a two-time consensus All-American, including twice being selected first-team by Walter Camp. He won the 2013 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year award.
Anderson noted that Carey, who has 4,239 career rushing yards, could become the sixth player in college football history to run for more than 6,000 yards. It’s not out of the question that Carey could overtake career leader Ron Dayne of Wisconsin (6,397) if he returns to the Wildcats.
Carey is the 10th Arizona player to earn All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
The others, all of whom played defense, are:
–Antoine Cason, DB, 2007
–Chris McAlister, DB, 1998
–Tedy Bruschi, DL, 1994 and 1995
–Tony Bouie, DB, 1994
–Rob Waldrop, DL, 1993
–Darryl Lewis, DB, 1990
–Chuck Cecil, DB, 1987
–Allen Durden, DB, 1985
–Ricky Hunley, LB, 1983