The Notre Dame football program is losing some veteran depth in its secondary.
This week, junior safety Ashton White took to social media to announce he will be leaving the Fighting Irish. White plans to remain at Notre Dame to graduate, but he will not be a member of the team.
Instead, he plans to graduate and then transfer without having to sit out a season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.
White released a statement on his Twitter account.
“I would first like to thank Coach Kelly for the opportunity to play the game I love at such a wonderful institution such as Notre Dame. However, I will not be with the team this fall as I focus on some ambitious academic goals of mine. I will be staying to complete my degree that I’ve worked extremely hard for, and following my graduation after this upcoming school year I will be transferring to another school to earn a masters degree and finish the final two seasons of eligibility I have left. Again, thanks to Coach Kelly and everybody in the program. Can’t wait to watch and support my former teammates and best friends chase that ring they’ve worked so hard for. Thank you ND nation. It’s been an awesome couple of years.”
Notre Dame opens its 2017 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 2 against Temple.
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