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Former Notre Dame running back Jahmir Smith commits to Appalachian State

He’s going home

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 09 Notre Dame at Duke Photo by Michael Berg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Jahmir Smith, a former Notre Dame Fighting Irish running back, announced on social media his commitment to the Appalachian St. Mountaineers as a graduate transfer.

Back in the middle of October, Brian Kelly announced that Smith was no longer with the football team, but no further information was given at the time. At that point, Smith had only played in one game and had 5 carries for 15 yards.

A few days later, Smith gave his reasoning for leaving the team with “mental health” being the main reason given. He stated that he needed some time away from football to help improve his mental health status.

Perhaps a return to his home state of North Carolina — with his Notre Dame degree in hand — will be the right step for Smith to heal and succeed.

In three seasons with the Irish, Smith ran the ball 53 times for 223 yards and two touchdowns.

Good luck Jahmir!