Michigan Wolverines defensive back Jourdan Lewis announced his intention to return to school in 2016 for his senior season.

Jourdan Lewis announces intention to return to Michigan

The Michigan Wolverines proved this season that they are back on the right track this season in their first season with Jim Harbaugh as the head coach. He has them playing a fundamental brand of football again and they will take an even bigger step forward during the 2016 season.

Jourdan Lewis, the Wolverines’ star defensive back, has announced his intention to return to Michigan for his senior season next year.

During the 2015 season with the Wolverines, Lewis recorded 49 tackles, a sack, two interceptions, a defensive touchdown and 19 defensed passes. Those numbers show why this news is so big for Michigan.

Michigan had one of the nation’s best defenses throughout the majority of the season and they can build on that this season. Lewis is going to be a huge part of their hopes to contend in the Big Ten.

Returning to school wasn’t an easy decision for Lewis, as he could have been drafted if he had entered the 2016 NFL Draft. Returning to school will give high a chance to improve his value and become a higher pick next season.

Lewis will continue to put up huge numbers and will be even more dominant in 2016 than he was this season. Michigan will rely on him to shut down opposing teams’ best wide receivers, which is a task that he is more than ready to shoulder.

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