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Notre Dame TE Tyler Luatua Officially Returning To Program After Debating Transferring

Tyler Luatua announces return to Notre Dame.

tyler luatua returning to notre dame

Notre Dame tight end Tyler Luatua will stay in South Bend. Head coach Brian Kelly made the news official Friday afternoon.

This past February, Luatua announced that he'd be transferring to BYU ahead of the 2016 season. Earlier this week, it was reported by a number of publications that Luatua might have changed his mind on the move. He cited wanting to be closer to his family as the reason for looking elsewhere.

">@NDFootball. Statements from head coach Brian Kelly and Luatua on the decision... pic.twitter.com/7VWUvAyJXW

— Michael Bertsch (@NDsidBertschy)

Junior TE Tyler Luatua will rejoin @NDFootball. Statements from head coach Brian Kelly and Luatua on the decision... pic.twitter.com/7VWUvAyJXW

— Michael Bertsch (@NDsidBertschy) May 13, 2016

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Luatua, a sophomore, has played in 20 games - mainly as a blocker. This will help Notre Dame's depth at the position in 2016.