Todd Gurley will be reinstated and return to playing for the Georgia football team, pending approval by the NCAA.

UGA announced Wednesday morning that it is applying to the NCAA for Gurley's reinstatement. In a statement released by the school, the star tailback took "full responsibility for the mistakes I made," then said he was looking forward to returning to the field.

The statement did not outright say that the reinstatement would be effective for Georgia's next game, against Florida a week from Saturday. It did seem the implication, however.

The NCAA and UGA have been working together on Gurley's situation, so UGA's request seems almost assured of being approved.

Gurley has missed the past two games pending an investigation by UGA into whether he signed autographs for money. Gurley missed Georgia's practice on Tuesday in order to attend to a matter involving his status, according to multiple sources.

Gurley remains the SEC's leading rusher, with 773 yards, despite missing the past two games. He is averaging 8.2 yards per carry, and is also third on the team with 11 catches, totaling 53 yards.

The junior was considered the Heisman Trophy frontrunner before his suspension. Assuming he returns immediately, there's a chance he could climb back into contention.