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Star College QB Planning To Return For Senior Year

Fireworks explode as the Arizona football team takes the field.

TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 08: Fireworks explode as the Arizona Wildcats take the field before the college football game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Arizona Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Cowboys 59-38. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona football looks like it is about to get a significant boost for next season and not from a newly-signed recruit. Khalil Tate is reportedly returning to school.

Tate will not enter the 2019 NFL Draft and will opt to play his senior year in Tucson, according to Tucson.com. T

he new report says Tate and his parents spoke with Wildcats head coach Kevin Sumlin today and agreed coming back is his best option.

Tate reportedly received a recommendation to return to school from the NFL's College Advisory Committee.

Battling a sprained ankle all fall, Tate's rushing numbers were down this season from his monster 2017 campaign. He finished the year with 224 rushing yards and two touchdowns, down from last season's 1,411 yard, 12 touchdown output.

Tate did increase his passing output, throwing for 2,530 yards, 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Arizona finished 5-7 in Sumlin's first year in Tucson.