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Ambry Thomas announces return to Michigan in 2020

Detroit native Ambry Thomas will return for senior year.

NCAA Football: Middle Tennessee at Michigan Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines received some good news officially on Saturday night with cornerback Ambry Thomas announcing his return for 2020. His decision was the final pending NFL call that the underclassmen were set to make.

Thomas didn’t even know if or how much playing time he’d see in 2019 due to a medical issue, as he was hospitalized for colitis before the season and was set rules out indefinitely. He returned in time for the opener against Middle Tennessee State. In that game, he would recover a fumble and intercept a pass.

Thomas posted on Instagram today that he will return to Michigan for his senior year. “Ain’t this what they been waiting for… You ready?! #lastride,”

NCAA Football: Rutgers at Michigan Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Despite no official decision announced before the VRBO Citrus Bowl, many were confident he would return and not declare for the NFL draft. Another year and a solid performance could really increase his draft stock to enter the 2021 NFL Draft.

The defense is losing seniors Khaleke Hudson, Josh Uche, Jordan Glasgow and Josh Metellus. It’s still unclear if Mike Dwumfour will return but could be another huge piece to the defense who ended up ninth overall in 2019.

Thomas was Third Team All-Big Ten honoree, finished the year with 38 tackles, three tackles for loss, and three interceptions.