Michigan’s defense just received a huge boost for 2021!

In 2020, the Wolverines did not play great on the defensive side of the ball. In six games, the defense allowed 34.5 points per game, a mark that came in 95th nationally while playing against just B1G competition. As a result, defensive coordinator Don Brown was let go after the season.

One reason the defense was limited was the absence of star defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson. He appeared in just three games and was injured in the loss to Indiana, going on to miss the rest of the season.

Hutchinson, who is a solid prospect for the 2021 NFL Draft, revealed on Monday evening that he is not done with the Wolverines just back. He is going to pass on the NFL Draft and return to Ann Arbor for his senior season, bringing a big boost to Michigan’s defense for next season.

Here’s Hutchinson’s announcement:

Hutchinson posted 13 total tackles but did not have a TFL or a sack before his injury in 2020. As a sophomore in 2019, Hutchinson posted 69 total tackles with 10 TFL and 3.5 sacks.

Hopefully he is able to put up a strong year and boost his stock for the NFL.