UCF junior quarterback Blake Bortles will decide after the Knights' Fiesta Bowl appearance against Baylor whether to return for his senior season, his father told the Orlando Sentinel.
"I think Blake likes college," UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe told the Sentinel. "I think he loves it here and don't know if he's ready just yet from a maturity standpoint whether he wants to take that next step."
UCF coach George O'Leary has said he expects Bortles to remain for his senior season. O'Leary met with Bortles and his family Sunday to talk about the decision.
Bortles has thrown for 3,280 yards, 22 TDs and seven interceptions, and he also has rushed for five scores.
If he does return to school, it would be to a UCF team that would return 18 starters off a squad that is 11-1 and headed to its first BCS appearance. If Bortles leaves, UCF's quarterback likely would be Justin Holman, a strong-armed true freshman who has seen mop-up duty in three games this fall, attempting 14 passes.