South Bend (IN) Tribune beat writer Eric Hansen has issued a report that Thursday the NCAA granted Notre Dame tight end Mike Ragone a sixth-year of eligibility, and that the former four-star prospect out of Cherry Hill, N.J. will transfer to the University of Kansas this summer. The move to the Jayhawks would reunite Ragone with former head coach Charlie Weis and teammate Dayne Crist.
The big tight end, once renowned for his outstanding athleticism, had an injury-plagued career with the Irish - missing the 2008 season entirely and virtually all of 2011 with torn ACLs.
During his career, he registered 11 receptions for 109 yards. In later years, however, he was lauded by Notre Dame fans for his run-blocking skills.
Stay tuned to Phog.net for more, as we work to get an interview with Ragone.