Washington center Juan Garcia acknowledges that he is considering a jump to the NFL next season.
Garcia is a rare fifth-year senior who still have one season of eligibility remaining due to an NCAA-granted exception.
He began this season with plans to return for his sixth season at school, however he has heard increasing talk about his NFL changes and is interested in pursuing them.
Garcia said he will likely make his decision based on what he hears from his coaches and NFL scouts. If he projects as a mid- to high draft choice unlikely to increase his stock much with an extra colllege season, then he would likely leave. However, if he projects as a low choice or free agent then he said he would like to return.
Garcia said he values happiness as much as money, and that finances don't weigh heavily for either himself or his family.
Garcia said he doesn't yet know if he'll be announced among the Senior Day class Saturday at the Apple Cup.