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Tyler Luatua Reportedly Will Not Transfer Away from Notre Dame

May 12, 2016

Despite announcing his intention to transfer from Notre Dame to BYU in February, junior tight end Tyler Luatua has reportedly decided to remain with the Fighting Irish.  

Anna Hickey of was among the first to report the news. Matt Freeman of Irish Sports Daily later confirmed.

Luatua revealed his intention to transfer in a since-deleted tweet on Feb. 2, according to Matt Lombardi of College Spun, before having an apparent change of heart.

Luatua is primarily a blocking tight end, as the California native has yet to catch a pass during his time with the Irish.

He helped pave the way for running back C.J. Prosise to rush for over 1,000 yards and average 6.6 yards per carry last season, and his presence could be even more important in 2016 as a blocker for the likes of Josh Adams, Tarean Folston and Dexter Williams.

Although Luatua is unlikely to gain many accolades for head coach Brian Kelly‘s team, retaining him may be an under-the-radar coup for a team that has the talent needed to rack up a lot of yardage on the ground.


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