Khalil Tate will be back at Arizona next season.
There had been speculation that Tate could look to transfer, or possibly leave for the NFL Draft, but the Arizona Daily Star reported Wednesday that after a meeting with coach Kevin Sumlin, Tate has decided to remain with the Wildcats.
Tate exploded onto the scene during the 2017 season when Rich Rodriguez was still Arizona's coach. He didn't begin the season as the team's starting quarterback but took over for Brandon Dawkins as the starter in the Wildcats' fifth game of the season against Colorado. He would finish the season passing for 1,591 yards and 14 touchdowns, but he was a revelation as a runner, rushing for 1,411 yards and 12 touchdowns. His performance had earned him some buzz as a Heisman Trophy candidate entering the 2018 season, but then Rodriguez was fired and replaced by Kevin Sumlin.