After an inconsistent 2018 season, Auburn's offensive line will likely begin the offseason with all five starters back.
Namely, starting left tackle Prince Tega Wanogho will return to Auburn for his senior season and will not declare for the NFL Draft, the Nigerian announced Monday afternoon on his Instagram.
"When I moved to the United States in 2014, my end goal was the NBA," Wanogho wrote. "That goal has now switched over to the NFL and I am ready to do what it takes to be the best candidate I can be. After a long and thought out process, I've decided to return to Auburn for mu final season to handle some unfinished business. I can't say that I didn't consider leaving early, but after talking with my coaches and family, we have decided that gaining another year of experience can only benefit me in the long run.
"I am grateful and thankful to my parents, my family, my coaching staff, my teammates, and everyone else for helping me get to this point. I look forward to working with the coaching staff and wonderful Auburn Family to bring the national championship back where it belongs in Auburn, Alabama. War Eagle!"
Coming out of Edgewood Academy (Montgomery, Ala.) as a defensive line prospect, Wanogho was rated as a top-10 prospect in the state. After redshirting his freshman year on The Plains, Wanogho has played along the offensive line as a tackle for the past three seasons, starting all 13 games this year.
Wanogho's announcement comes four days after starting left guard Marquel Harrell announced he will be returning for his senior year. The remaining three starters to end the year — junior center Kaleb Kim, junior right guard Mike Horton and junior right tackle Jack Driscoll — are all expected to return, as well, giving the Tigers a chance to start five seniors up front next season.
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