While Abdullah wouldn't get into the specifics regarding the NFL advisory board, the All-Big Ten running back did say their recommendation was a favorable one.
"It was really high, definitely in the high first half of the draft," said Abdullah. "You have to take that with a grain of salt.
"It was pretty tough, weighing all the different factors. But at the end of the day I felt like it was right to come back to school and finish my degree."
In three seasons, Abdullah has 2,977 rushing yards - good for No. 8 all-time on the Nebraska career rushing list.
Abdullah said his biggest conversations regarding whether to return came from his older brother, Mohammed.
"He's very wise. He knows a lot about life. He's been through about every situation in life you can imagine," said Abdullah. "He had a lot of insight on the pros and cons about coming back. I just can't thank him enough."
Here are some other highlights from Abdullah's press conference:
Asked what his priority is for next season, Ameer Abdullah says: "Ball security." #Huskers— Eric Olson (@ericolson64) January 16, 2014
At Ameer Abdullah presser. Says he has plenty of personal goals now that he is coming back. But #1 is B1G title. #Huskers— Greg Ortiz (@GregWOWT) January 16, 2014
Ameer Abdullah, on his role: "I step into that leadership role. I have to be the voice of the team now." #Huskers— Eric Olson (@ericolson64) January 16, 2014
Big Red Report will have full audio from Abdullah's press confercene later Thursday evening.