Arizona running back Daniel Jenkins, who was expected to enroll this summer at Washington State as a graduate transfer, will instead rejoin the Wildcats for his senior season.
Coach Rich Rodriguez made the announcement at the Arizona Road Tour stop in Sierra Vista on Friday night. Jenkins, when reached by TucsonCitizen.com on Friday night, chuckled and said, “It’s a long story.”
And apparently we might have to wait a few days for that story, as Arizona is planning media availability for Jenkins early next week. Jenkins didn’t want to comment further Friday night, saying, “I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes.”
Jenkins said he was not in school last semester.
Jenkins, who rushed 67 times for 293 yards and two touchdowns last season, as the backup the national rushing leader Ka’Deem Carey, announced after the 2012 New Mexico Bowl that he was transferring from Arizona.
A few weeks later, he had picked Washington State, which has a wide-open running back situation, providing Jenkins the bigger opportunity he was seeking.