One of Auburn’s top offensive linemen is deciding to spend one more year on the Plains.

Tigers LT Prince Tega Wanogho Jr. announced Monday that he has decided to return for his senior season (2019) after considering departing for the upcoming NFL Draft. He started all 13 games at left tackle in 2018.

For head coach and play-caller Gus Malzahn, this is welcomed news. While Auburn will be breaking in a new starter at quarterback, returning the starting offensive line and having a veteran presence at left tackle will be a big help.

Wanogho made the announcement via his Instagram account:

“When I moved to the United States in 2014, my end goal was the NBA. 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 my 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!”