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Notre Dame LB Announces Graduate Transfer

Notre Dame runs onto the field ahead of a game vs. Wake Forest.

SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Notre Dame linebacker D.J. Morgan announced moments ago that he is leaving South Bend to finish his final two years of eligibility elsewhere.

Since Morgan will obtain his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame this summer, he can go to his new destination as a graduate transfer. That would make him eligible immediately in 2019.

Morgan did not see any action this season for the Fighting Irish. He played in two games in 2017, recording a pair of tackles.

A three-star recruit out of Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco, Morgan redshirted his first season at ND in 2016.

"I will miss all of the great relationships I have made, especially with my teammates here at ND," Morgan wrote. "They are a special group of guys and over the past three years we have become closer than ever, and I wish nothing but the best for them and their futures."

Morgan joins quarterback Brandon Wimbush and defensive tackle Micah Dew-Treadway in announcing transfers from Notre Dame this offseason. Wimbush committed to UCF on Monday, while Dew-Treadway chose Minnesota.

Notre Dame went 12-1 in 2018 with a loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal.