Miami Hurricanes LB Denzel Perryman going back to school

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

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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