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Football: Reuland withdraws from Notre Dame

Joe Meixell | Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tight end Konrad Reuland has withdrawn from Notre Dame, Irish head coach Charlie Weis announced in a statement Monday.

“After meeting with Konrad Reuland on Sunday, he has decided he will leave

the team and withdraw from Notre Dame,” Weis said in a statement.  “I appreciate all Konrad has done for Notre Dame and I wish him nothing but the best.”

Reuland, a sophomore from San Juan Capistrano, Calif., saw action both this year and last year at tight end, but was third on the depth chart behind fifth-year senior John Carlson and fellow sophomore Will Yeatman for Notre Dame’s 31-14 loss to Michigan State. He did enter the game in multiple tight-end sets, however.

Reuland did not catch a pass in his Notre Dame career.

Coming out of high school, Reuland was rated the No. 2 tight end in the country by Scout.com.

In order to play in 2008, Reuland would have to transfer to a school that is less than twelve days into the fall semester.

While Reuland has not indicated where he is planning to go, one possibility is UCLA, who recruited him out of high school and fulfills Weis’ requirement that transfers not go to schools on future Notre Dame schedules.