Notre Dame’s roster turnover featured two new names on Wednesday.
The school announced that third-team center Parker Boudreaux and reserve tight end Tyler Luatua are no longer part of the active roster as summer workouts commence. Boudreaux will seek a transfer and has been given his release while Luatua received a medial disqualification but will remain in school. Luatua, who almost transferred to BYU earlier in his career, had suffered multiple concussions during his Irish career.
“We thank Parker for his work, dedication and commitment to our program over the last year and wish him nothing but the best moving forward,” Brian Kelly said in a statement. “It’s always a difficult decision for a player to step away from football. Most importantly, Tyler will still have an opportunity to earn his degree from the University.”
Boudreaux and Luatua are the third and fourth roster departures in the past week for Notre Dame, following the transfers of Josh Barajas (Illinois State) and Tristen Hoge (BYU). Those deletions, plus the graduate transfer addition of wide receiver Cameron Smith from Arizona State, put Notre Dame at 83 projected scholarship players.
That number could jump by one if Notre Dame adds Navy transfer Alohi Gilman, who was on an official visit with the Irish the past two days. Gilman just finished his freshman year with the Midshipmen, where he was second on the team in tackles and posted a game-high 12 stops against Notre Dame last season.
The safety from Hawaii would not be eligible to play until the 2018 season.