Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers announced on Monday he is staying with the Razorbacks for his senior year in 2014.
“Coach Bielema was very supportive throughout the process and helped me and my family navigate this decision,” said Flowers. “I still have goals on and off the field I want to accomplish at Arkansas, beginning with graduating, and want to continue pursuing those. On the field, I am excited about the program being built and wanted to help the Razorbacks back in 2014.”
Flowers said he received a third round grade in the NFL Draft advisory board. He thinks he can improve that stock under Bret Bielema.
Flowers was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2013. He finished the season with 44 tackles, including 13.5 for loss with 5.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, one interception, two pass breakups and five quarterback hurries.
Coach Bielema played a large factor in Flowers’ decision by flying to his hometown of Huntsville, Ala. to discuss all the pros and cons with his family.
“I’ve learned these decisions are life changers,” said Bielema. “I’m glad I was able to see Trey and his family face to face.”
Bielema and Flowers went over all the NFL Draft numbers, and Flowers made the decision to stay shortly after.