"He will not be here in the fall due to a failure to fulfill his academic responsibilities," O'Leary told the paper.
Prestwood was taking classes this summer at a community college and had planned on joining the Knights this fall. He had enrolled at Florida State in January of 2011 before transferring to Notre Dame prior to the 2011 season, which he had to sit out. Irish coach Brian Kelly then announced at the start of last year's fall camp that Prestwood had left the team for personal reasons, saying at the time that he could not get into specifics because of privacy laws.
The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Prestwood was an ESPN 150 four-star recruit out of Plant City (Fla.) High School.