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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Davonte Neal transferring to Arizona
By Matt Fortuna
Davonte Neal is the first of the Notre Dame sophomore transfers to find a new home.
The former five-star prospect is heading to Arizona, his father, Luke,
told ESPN's Joe Schad
, citing family reasons for the departure.
Neal, who was the Irish's primary punt returner last season, was the school's highest-rated prospect from the recruiting class of 2012, ranking as ESPN's No. 1 overall athlete in his class.
The 5-foot-9, 178-pound Scottsdale, Ariz., native returned 21 punts for 46 yards last season, averaging 2.2 yards per return. He added one carry for 7 yards and one catch for minus-5 yards.
The destination of the Irish's other spring sophomore transfers,
, is yet to be determined.