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Michigan TE Nick Eubanks returning for fifth year

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The senior tight end will be back for one final season.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Illinois Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines received good news the day after Christmas when junior defensive end Kwity Paye announced he would be returning for his senior season. Well, the Wolverines just received more good news as senior tight end Nick Eubanks has announced he will also be coming back for a fifth year.

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“I am so thankful for the opportunity to be able to play in a stadium like the Big House,” Eubanks wrote on Instagram. “There’s nothing better than competing with my brothers every Saturday. Can’t wait to play with the 2016 class one last time in the Citrus Bowl.

“With that being said, I have decided to return to Michigan for my fifth year. There’s nothing more exciting than running it back one more time with my brothers. This team and I have unfinished business and it will be a movie.”

This is very good news for Michigan, as it would be losing its two leading tight ends from this season had Eubanks decided to go pro, as tight end Sean McKeon has no eligibility remaining after the Citrus Bowl. Eubanks, however, is eligible for his fifth year due to sustaining a season-ending injury during the 2017 season.

Michigan’s tight end depth chart for 2020 looks to have Eubanks at the top, followed by, in no particular order as of now, redshirt sophomore Luke Schoonmaker and sophomore Erick All. The Wolverines will also have incoming true freshman Matthew Hibner.

Eubanks performed relatively well in his first season playing for offensive coordinator Josh Gattis. He had 23 receptions for 229 yards and 3 touchdowns in 12 games played.

Now the Wolverines will wait on a few others to decide whether or not to go pro, including wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones, wide receiver Nico Collins, center Cesar Ruiz and cornerback Ambry Thomas, who had a very interesting time with the media on Friday discussing his future plans.