College Football

RB Myles Gaskin returning to Washington for senior season

SEATTLE (AP) Washington star running back Myles Gaskin will return to school for his senior season rather than enter the NFL draft.

Gaskin announced his decision in a brief statement on Twitter on Sunday night, the day before the NFL deadline for eligible underclassmen to declare for the draft. Gaskin was expected to be a mid-to-late round selection in what's expected to be a strong running back class.

Gaskin has rushed for more than 4,000 yards in his career. Gaskin finished the 2017 season with 1,380 yards and had 24 total TDs. It's a big load Gaskin has taken in his time with the Huskies, rushing for at least 1,300 yards in three straight seasons.

Gaskin's decision is a big boost for a Washington offense that'll return its top running back, quarterback Jake Browning and the majority of its offensive starters from a team that went 10-3 last season, losing to Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl.

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Updated January 14, 2018

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