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Jenkins returning to Arizona Football

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FORT HUACHUCA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

DJ is back.

Arizona Football Coach Rich Rodriguez said Friday night that running back Daniel Jenkins will rejoin the Wildcats football team and play his final season at UA.

Jenkins had opted to transfer to Washington State under the graduate rule that allows players who have completed their degrees to finished their eligibility at another school.

The football senior-to-be fulfilled his academic obligations at UA last week, but after several weeks of conversation, Rodriguez indicated that Jenkins will remain in Tucson and is ready to move forward with finishing his football career as a Wildcat.

"I think Daniel has always been a Wildcat at heart," said Rodriguez while speaking with reporters at an Arizona Athletics event on the Army post at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista.

"We're excited about it because D.J is a player, he's a great young man and he's going to bring a lot to the table."

Jenkins ran for 293 yards and two touchdowns last season as the primary backup for Ka'deem Carey, the nation's leading rusher.

Rodriguez went on to say Jenkins immediately becomes one of his team's leaders now that he's back.

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