Arizona defensive end Jalen Cochran (81), left, and defensive lineman Finton Connolly (91) work out during a morning practice at the Arizona Cardinals' training facility in Tempe, Ariz., on Aug. 11, 2016. Photo by Cheryl Evans/azcentralsports

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Arizona's pass rush was dealt a blow when redshirt freshman Jalen Cochran announced his intention to transfer from UA to Miami (Ohio) in May. 

More than a month later, it appears Cochran has changed his mind — the Plymouth, Michigan native announced on Twitter that he plans to return and play for the Wildcats after all.

"After talking (it) over with my coaches and my family, I feel that this is the best decision for me," Cochran wrote in a message posted to his private Twitter account. "I can't wait to get back and work with my team. Thank you to the coaching staff for allowing me to come back."

Cochran came to Arizona as one of the most highly-regarded recruits in its 2016 recruiting class, a three-star defensive end with offers from Michigan State and Iowa, amongst others. He redshirted his freshman season and then last month planned to move back to be closer to his family in Michigan with a transfer to Miami (Ohio). 

With the Wildcats, Cochran — listed at 6-3 and 240 pounds — had been getting groomed to play in the "stud" linebacker role, which is a hybrid of a defensive end and outside linebacker.