Thursday delivered massive news for head coach Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M football program.

Standout wide receiver Ainias Smith is running it back for one more season in College Station. On Thursday, Smith took to social media to reveal his decision. He had been weighing returning to Texas A&M or officially declaring for the NFL Draft. Smith had until Friday to remove his name from draft consideration.

“I just want to start this by off saying I’m thankful to God for waking me up each and everyday,” Smith wrote in a statement. “I want to thank my parents for being my biggest support system everyday. To my brother, I thank you for teaching me and showing me the different views of life. To my family and friends, I thank y’all for being there for me and always checking up. I thank everyone for the thoughts and prayers which have gotten me to where I am now. Have made many prayers and have had a plethora of thoughts, but after everything, I had to make an important decision that will set up my future.

“With that being said, I will be returning to school for one more year. Aggie nation, let’s run it back!”

Smith, who will return for his super senior season, has recorded 127 receptions, 1,612 receiving yards, 384 rushing yards, and 21 total touchdowns, through his first four seasons.

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