Tyler Luatua to leave Notre Dame
Observer Sports Staff | Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Sophomore tight end Tyler Luatua will transfer from Notre Dame following the end of the 2016 spring semester, according to a statement released by the University on Monday.
The 6-foot-2 1/2 Luatua played in 20 games over his two seasons with the Irish, starting three of them. Luatua was mainly used as a blocking tight end and did not record a reception.
Had he remained at Notre Dame, Luatua would have been part of a crowded depth chart in the spring, as junior Durham Smythe, sophomore Nic Weishar and freshman Alizé Jones have all seen extended snaps at the tight end spot.
A three-star prospect out of La Mirada, California, Luatua chose Notre Dame over offers from Alabama, USC, Ole Miss and Ohio State, among others. He was the 12th-rated tight end in the country as a senior in high school, per Rivals.com.
According to multiple reports, Luatua will transfer to BYU once he completes his studies in the spring.