Kessler made the announcement after the Trojans beat Nebraska 45-42 in the Holiday Bowl on Saturday. Kessler was 23-of-39 for 321 yards with three touchdown passes and one interception in the game.
"I'm absolutely coming back," Kessler said, according to Fox Sports. "I'm excited, it's going to be fun next year."
Kessler, a redshirt junior, completed 70 percent of his passes for 3,826 yards with a school-record tying 39 touchdowns and five interceptions for the 9-4 Trojans.
"My goal right now is to make sure everybody comes back next year," Kessler told KFWB-AM last month. That's where my mind is at right now. I want to make sure everybody comes back so we can be successful."
- Scooby Axson