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Notre Dame Football: Cole Kmet will step away from baseball this spring to concentrate on football

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Keeping “Tight End U” strong.

Cole Kmet going up like a BOSS on 4th down
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As first reported by Tim Prister on Irish Illustrated, Cole Kmet will be with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team full-time for the remainder of spring. Kmet had been splitting his time with the baseball team and the football team this spring. As a pitcher, Kmet posted a 2.89 E.R.A., 27 strikeouts, and 2 saves in 18.2 innings of work.

Kmet is experiencing some left elbow soreness and is stepping away from the baseball team for the remainder of the season to concentrate fully on football.

Cole has an opportunity in the 2019 season to really become something special at tight end. Many have raved already about the little they have seen this spring, and if he stays on this kind of path, he may be mentioned in the same breath as a Tyler Eifert or Kyle Rudolph. It’s been a few years since “Tight End U” has put out a tight end of that caliber — but that’s exactly what Notre Dame is expecting this year.

While the arm soreness will keep him away from baseball, it will have little to no effect on his participation and play this spring.