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Mason Cole leaning toward returning to Michigan, but will look into NFL

Michigan center Mason Cole will look into the NFL Draft after the season.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan center Mason Cole will take a look into the NFL Draft, but is leaning towards returning to the Wolverines for his senior season.

"I'm just focused on winning this last game, getting to 11 wins and after that maybe (we'll) talk about it. But not right now," Cole said. "I'll take a look at everything. But, as it stands now, I'm definitely leaning (toward) coming back."

The center, who can also play offensive tackle/guard, was a four-star out of East Lake High School (FL) in the class of 2014. He was ranked No. 127 overall, according to 247Sports. He was the eighth-best offensive guard and the No. 19 ranked player from the state of Florida.

This season, Cole moved to center and started all 12 games. He earned second-team All-Big Ten honors.

"I (want to know) where I need to improve," Cole said. "That's really it."

Cole has the ability to play all five offensive line spots, but could use another year of work to show the draft advisory board.

Along with Cole, redshirt sophomore Jabrill Peppers and fourth-year junior Maurice Hurst are the only underclassmen to make a decision to stay in college or go to the NFL.

Peppers will make a decision after the season, while Hurst, like Cole, has said that he is likely to stay at Michigan.