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Notre Dame Football: Wide Receiver Michael Young to transfer

Did not see this coming

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic - Clemson v Notre Dame Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Per an Irish Illustrated report by Tom Loy, Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Michael Young will transfer — effective immediately.

Young was someone that really looked to be a break out player for the Irish in fall camp, but a broken collarbone set him back and his return has made very little impact on the offense.

Young will graduate from Notre Dame early in 2020, and will use the grad transfer rule to play elsewhere with 2 years of eligibility remaining. The Louisiana product should be a hot commodity on the transfer portal market thanks to his athleticism and speed.

No exact reason have been given as to why he is transferring, but when it comes to situations like this, it could be for a wide variety of reasons.

Young was considered a starter opposite Chase Claypool with Chris Finke in the slot. The time is NOW for sophomore Braden Lenzy this week against the Michigan Wolverines as he is predicted to take Young’s place as a starter. We all know of Lenzy’s incredible speed, and the Irish will be looking to exploit the Michigan defense in the same manner as the Penn State Nittany Lions did with K.J. Hamler.

Notre Dame has recruited wide receivers quite well as of late, and despite the obvious subtraction of experience, the sophomore class as well as recruits in the 2020 and 2021 class will keep the future depth chart looking quite well.