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Ishaq Williams' status remains unclear at Notre Dame

4/8/2015

Ishaq Williams returned to Notre Dame during last Tuesday's Pro Day. Whether he stays with the Irish for 2015 remains unclear.

Coach Brian Kelly said Wednesday that he did not get a chance to speak with the suspended defensive end about his status during his visit last week, though that conversation should come soon enough.

From BlueandGold's Andrew Owens:

"All we had a chance to say was, 'Hello and how you doing?' But we did not have a chance to talk further," Kelly said Wednesday. "He's going to be back up here after the spring game and I'll get more of a chance to spend some time. He was short on time. He had to get back to Chicago for a prior commitment.

"I think what we'll try to really get some clarity on is what his intentions are academically more than anything else," Kelly added. "[There are] things he'll have to take care of in the summertime just to get the ball moving for his ability to be reinstated."

Williams was one of four players suspended last August as part of an internal academic investigation and the only one whose status with the school remains up in the air.

Receiver DaVaris Daniels and linebacker Kendall Moore are both training for the NFL, with Daniels opting for the draft early and Moore calling it a college career. (He already had his undergraduate degree and would have been a fifth-year senior in 2014.)

Cornerback KeiVarae Russell has planned to return to Notre Dame this summer for his redshirt junior year. Williams' status is far from certain.