Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill (33) reacts and celebrates after he scored a touchdown against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. LSU Tigers defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

LSU RB Jeremy Hill wants to return to school to pay back Les Miles

On Tuesday, it was reported that LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill was leaning towards returning to school after many believed that he would bolt for the NFL Draft, but we have received some insight on why he may decide to ultimately make his decision.

As it turns out, Hill wants to thank head coach Les Miles for sticking by him despite his off-field issues and returning to school would be a sign of good faith.

LSU beat writer Glenn Guilbeau passed along the news:

If that is truly the reasoning behind his decision to return to school, hats off to Hill for being a respectable man and repaying what he feels is a debt that he owes to someone who supported him.

Hill could very well look out for himself, but returning to school shows a sense of maturity that NFL scouts and personnel have been waiting to see from Hill.

With another season at LSU, Hill can continue to establish himself as a rusher and build on the success that he has already had on the field.

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