Great story. I agree 100% that he could be all-league and this team’s leading scorer next year if he chose to return. Not sure if he needs to appeal to the league to play next year as a 5th year player, but I would think that if he did have to, he probably would have needed to start that process already. That point is a little strange to me.
If he chooses not to return, it seems a little hard on the coaching staff to make them wait until after the season for a decision. However, I suppose if he is a walk-on, it would not inhibit their ability to extend a scholarship to someone else.