Blake Corum Nov 19, 2022; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum (2) is tackled by Illinois Fighting Illini linebacker Calvin Hart Jr. (5) in the first half at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, Michigan Wolverines star running back Blake Corum emerged as one of the top players in college football and a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate before suffering a season-ending ankle injury late in the season. After his strong year, many thought he’d be headed to the 2023 NFL Draft – his head coach included.

This week, Jim Harbaugh revealed that he told Blake Corum to enter the NFL Draft – although he’s glad he’s returning.

“I mean, that was my opinion but you know he wanted to have a full offseason where he could train and prepare,” Harbaugh said of wanting Corum to go to the NFL, according to On3. “(He wants to) bring his best to a team. That’s who he is. And I was quick to say hey, ‘I support that as well.’ When you know him, it clicks immediately. I mean that’s who he is. So he’s been a guy that knocking on the door of the weight room and it’s six in the morning. ‘Hey, we can let you in til six.’

“He’s maniacal in his preparation, his training, everything in detail. I think this really gave him an opportunity to take his time to get right and that’s one of those guys that has tremendous character and the last two years as a teammate it’s up there with the elite.”

We’ll see how Corum’s decision to return works out for him.