Notre Dame Football: Luke Neal

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, Gunner Kiel and Justin Ferguson, is yet to be determined.


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