Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, January 5, 2016

The 2015 Jim Thorpe Award winner is coming back to Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa junior cornerback Desmond King announced he will return to school for his senior season in an Instagram post Tuesday.

"Feels good to finish my education and to be with my brothers for my senior year," King wrote. "There will be those that say my decision is wrong but it's what's best for me. Let's make it a good one fellas?."

King, who recorded a Big Ten-leading eight interceptions, had until Jan. 18 to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft.