Ruiz announced his intentions in a statement on social media Friday. Ruiz was named to the watch list for the 2019 Rimington Trophy and Outland Trophy.
"Since the day I touched a football I knew I wanted to play in the National Football League," Ruiz said. "It's always been my dream, and now I am ready to make my dream a reality."
All Glory To The Most High 🤲🏾 LOVE 💙 pic.twitter.com/DG0S3bVI51— King Ruiz 〰️🏵🐻 (@_OverCees) January 3, 2020
No. 17 Michigan finished its season with a loss to No. 9 Alabama in the Citrus Bowl on Wednesday.