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ND CB KeiVarae Russell Confirms On Instagram That He's Out For 2014, Plans On 'Making History' In 2015

Notre Dame junior cornerback KeiVarae Russell confirmed an earlier report that stated the preseason All-American will miss the complete 2014 season as a result of the Fighting Irish's academic misconduct scandal. 

Russell posted a lengthy comment on Instagram that affirmed the news that he is out for the season. The possible NFL draft pick says he plans on returning to the South Bend, Ind. campus next June and wants to "make history" for Notre Dame football in 2015. 

Though disappointed in the decision the school has just recently made after 2 long months of waiting for a decision to come, I accept it and will make sure I spend my time away efficiently. I will not be playing this season and will most likely miss the spring semester as well, but regardless, I will be back at this University in June 2015 ready to go in the summer, and ready to make history during the 2015 season! I want to ball with my brothers again and receive a college degree. I love everybody who has supported me during this prolonged process, and still continue to do so. Let me assure everyone that I will use this time to come back stronger mentally and physically. This hurdle won't stop me from fulfilling my dreams. I am going to come back better than ever!! 7 months of constant training & work on my craft at Cornerback. I love my family, friends, fans, and my team! I am going to come back as the best corner in college football. TRUST ME. Stay tuned with me on this journey! #RoadToSuccess #GoodluckToMyTeamThisSeason! #VideoFromFreshmanYear

There were five players involved in the scandal that have been suspended since the start of the season. The fate of the other four Fighting Irish student-athlete's have reportedly yet to be decided. 

Notre Dame plays North Carolina at 3:30 p.m. E.T. Saturday. The game will be broadcast on NBC.