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Miami Hurricanes LB Denzel Perryman going back to school

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Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman led the Hurricanes in tackles with 108 in 2013.

Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman will return to play for the Hurricanes, according to the Miami Herald.

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UM coach Al Golden not only got one of his most talented players back for 2014, Golden got nothing short of a 10 from Perryman regarding why he chose to remain in Coral Gables.

"This coaching staff is dedicated to player development and getting us better. I've grown as a player and person each year thanks to them," Perryman said.

Perryman's feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board was reported as a third-round grade. With the numbers of underclassmen declaring trending up in recent years, Perryman (6-foot-0, 240 pounds) will go the other way with another year of college development. He made a team-high 108 tackles for the Hurricanes, and sees his program on the upswing.

"Before this season, we hadn't had a nine-win season in a long time," Perryman said. "For those of us in my class who had never been to a bowl game because of the sanctions, it was a great feeling and I want to be a part of the next step forward."

The Hurricanes began the season 7-0 before losing three in a row. Perryman's defense, however, has plenty of work to do. UM ranked 89th in the nation in total defense, allowing 426 yards per game.

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