Michigan defensive lineman Maurice Hurst leaning towards fifth year

Michigan defensive lineman Maurice Hurst is mulling his options after the season is over.

Should he stay or should he go? That is the ultimate question Maurice Hurst will be faced with after the season.

The option to enter the NFL Draft or stay another year at Michigan is on the table for Hurst, who says he will decide what his next move is either after the Ohio State game or during the bowl season. Although he hasn't came up with a definitive answer right now, he does have some sort of idea of what he wants to do.

"I think I want to stay for a fifth year and pursue a Master's degree," Hurst said. "I just love playing here, it's been everything I've ever imagined. Especially these past two years winning so many games. Just the atmosphere and everything on campus has just been great. The coaches have been great and they've done a great job of helping improve players."

Hurst said he will discuss the big decision with his family as well as coach Jim Harbaugh.

The senior-laden defensive line will also make an impact on Hurst's decision. Seeing guys like Chris Wormley and Ryan Glasgow, both players who could arguably be drafted right now, come back for their final year of eligibility says something.

However, does it mean that much to him?

"Yeah for sure," Hurst said. "All of them are really great friends and they all made the decision to come back, obviously. It does weigh on me a little bit seeing that."


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