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Four Star Notre Dame TE Tyler Luatua to transfer. Could he head to BYU?

Tyler Luatua, the former top 300 prospect in the 2014 class, could be heading to Provo.

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BYU's new offensive staff has made it clear they want to re-establish the tight end position and it looks like they could be getting some serious talent by way of a transfer.

According to 247Sports, Notre Dame tight end Tyler Luatua is going to transfer from the program.

The 6-2, 255-pounder, who signed with the Irish in the class of 2014, will leave South Bend after receiving his release from the Fighting Irish coaching staff, according to a source close to Luatua.


BYU is the most likely landing spot for Luatua, as reports surfaced recently that he has already looked into a potential landing spot within the program.

Luatua was considered a key component of Notre Dame's 2014 recruiting class, coming out of La Mirada High School in Los Angeles. 247Sports listed Luatua as a four star recruit with a composite score of 0.89 and was considered the 9th best tight end in the 2014 class. Before committing to Notre Dame, Luatua had offers from the likes of Alabama, USC, Ole Miss and Ohio State. BYU had also offered him a scholarship but wasn't in the running.

While he saw action in most of the games in 2015, Luatua didn't record any offensive statistics. He was also held out of a game due to a concussion.

Luatua would represent a major talent infusion at tight end if he decides to head to Provo, and could be one of the biggest recruiting pickups, even if it doesn't happen on National Signing Day.