AJ McCarron will return for senior season

Alabama will have to wait it out on cornerback Dee Milliner, running back Eddie Lacy and offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, but quarterback AJ McCarron got out front of all the speculation Wednesday by announcing that he would be back for his senior season.

McCarron leads the country in passing efficiency. He's thrown 26 touchdown passes with just three interceptions and has a 24-2 career record as a starter.

"There were some factors in my decision to return to Alabama for my senior year, but after talking to my family and coaches, I knew it was the right choice for me," McCarron said in a statement.

Milliner, Lacy and Fluker have yet to make their decisions, but all three are highly rated among draft-eligible juniors and could forgo their senior seasons to turn pro.