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Justin Brent to transfer

A former four-star prospect, Justin Brent will leave Notre Dame with zero career carries, zero career catches and just nine games played. Irish Illustrated has confirmed Brent’s departure.

Justin Brent’s career never got more notable than the bye week of his freshman year when he took photos with an adult film star.

As for his on-field production, the former four-star prospect from Speedway, Ind., leaves Notre Dame without a single statistic logged beyond the nine games played during his freshman season.

Brent will transfer out of Notre Dame before next season, Irish Illustrated has confirmed. Because Brent enrolled early out of Speedway, Ind., four years ago, he could be on track to graduate before the fall semester.

And because Brent has two years of eligibility remaining, assuming he graduates after seven semesters, it could leave him with two seasons of eligibility elsewhere.

Regardless, Brent’s career at Notre Dame had essentially ended before his decision to depart. He was buried on the running back depth chart behind Tarean Folston, Josh Adams and Dexter Williams last season and never recovered from an off-season foot injury. He would have opened spring behind Adams, Williams, Tony Jones Jr. and probably early enrollee C.J. Holmes.

Brent, who rated among the top receiver recruits of the Brian Kelly era, had a shorter path to playing time at that old position considering the Irish have been relying on younger talent at that spot since the running back move before his sophomore year.

Yet the staff never returned Brent to wide out, instead turning the page to Equanimeous St. Brown, C.J. Sanders, Chase Claypool, Miles Boykin and K.J. Stepherson.

Brent told the South Bend Tribune that his top choices for a transfer landing spot are UCLA, Miami, Arizona State, Indiana, Purdue and Ohio State.

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