Notre Dame’s Director of Football Media Relations Michael Bertsch announced today that sophomore offensive lineman Parker Boudreaux has been granted a release to transfer by the program.
Notre Dame senior TE Tyler Luatua has been granted medical disqualification and sophomore OL Parker Boudreaux will seek a transfer... pic.twitter.com/qHYJqXlgOE— Michael Bertsch (@NDsidBertschy) June 7, 2017
Boudreaux did not see the field during his freshman season, as is the case with most freshman offensive linemen. However he was expected to compete for the 2-deep on the interior of the offensive line this coming season, especially at center after this week’s news that backup center Tristen Hoge is transferring to BYU.
Following the announcement of his intent to transfer, Parker tweeted a message thanking everyone at Notre Dame, and made sure to specify that his transfer was not due to playing time or the university itself.
The 6’4”, 288-pounder came to Notre Dame as a well-sought-after recruit from Winter Garden, Florida, rated as a 4-star offensive guard by 247, ESPN, and Rivals, although his 247 Composite rating was that of a 3-star. Nevertheless, the Irish beat out essentially everyone (e.g. Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma, Florida, Penn State, Tennessee, Michigan State, Texas, etc.) for his services, and he committed in fine fashion, giving the world this gem:
With Boudreaux’s transfer following Hoge’s, it’s anyone’s guess who will be backing up incumbent starter senior Sam Mustipher at center. It will likely be someone originally slated to compete at guard, such as Trevor Ruhland or Dillan Gibbons, but no matter who the coaching staff chooses, the depth in the interior of the Notre Dame offensive line takes another hit that could easily come back to haunt them come the fall.