Denzel Perryman received a third-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board earlier this week. After taking a few days to consider it, Perryman has decided to stay at Miami for his senior season.
"I decided to stay because it is the best decision for me and my family,” Perryman said in a statement by the school. “Ever since Coach Golden got here, I feel like this program is moving forward and will continue to rise under his direction.”
Perryman is coached by Michaeal Barrow, who produced four NFL linebackers in his first six years at the school, said coaching also played a key role in his decision.
“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 started all 13 games for the Hurricanes this season, and led the team with 108 total tackles. He was named the Defensive MVP of the team after the season. He's hoping his senior year will be the best yet.
“Before this season, we hadn’t had a 9-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."