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Washington State transfer decides to go back to Arizona

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When he announced in December that he would transfer to Washington State, Arizona running back Daniel Jenkins said he would always be a Wildcat at heart.

This week, Jenkins had a change of heart.

Five months after saying he would play his final year for the Cougars, Jenkins has decided to transfer again --back to Arizona.

Because he graduated, Jenkins would have been eligible to pay immediately for the Cougars. He participated in Washington State's spring drills and was expected to be a vital cog in the Cougars' offense.

Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez made the announcement about Jenkins on Friday night. Jenkins, when reached by TucsonCitizen.com on Friday night, chuckled and said, "It's a long story."

Jenkins said he did not "want to step on anyone's toes."

In 2012, Jenkins rushed for 293 yards and two touchdowns as a backup to the nation's leading rusher Ka'Deem Carey.

"I have only one year to show the world what I've got," Jenkins said in December. "This was just a personal decision for my career. It was something I had to do. It was not something I wanted to do."
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