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CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami/AP) — An exciting offseason for the University of Miami just received another boost.

Jeff Thomas says he’s returning to the Miami Hurricanes.

The speedy wide receiver, who was dismissed by the Hurricanes in November and was transferring to Illinois, said in an Instagram post on Tuesday night that he’s going back to Miami.

The Hurricanes had no immediate comment, though new coach Manny Diaz tweeted out a game-action photo of Thomas shortly after the receiver’s post.

Thomas finished 2018 as Miami’s leading receiver, with 35 catches for 563 yards and three touchdowns.

His announcement comes as Miami awaits word from transfer-target quarterbacks Jalen Hurts and Tate Martell, both of whom have visited campus this week. Hurts went 26-2 as Alabama’s starter before losing the job to Tua Tagovailoa, and Martell completed 23 of 28 passes for Ohio State this past season.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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