OSU's Michael Brewster plans to return

Updated: January 10, 2011, 6:00 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Ohio State center Michael Brewster will return to the Buckeyes for his senior season.

Brewster, a three-year starter and a first-team All-Big Ten selection this season, told The Columbus Dispatch on Monday that he won't enter the NFL draft in April.

"This was really my first season understanding how to play center," he told the newspaper. "I made a lot of progress, and I think I can make that much more progress with another year at Ohio State. Then I think I will be really ready for the NFL. I think it will make me that much more confident about making the step to the next level."

Brewster earned first-team All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America and would have been projected as one of the top centers in the draft had he decided to forgo his senior season.

Adam Rittenberg covers Big Ten football for ESPN.com. He can be reached at espnritt@gmail.com.