Aug. 4, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Gunner Kiel (1) stretches during practice at the LaBar Practice Complex. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football: Could There Be More Transfers?

There have been three transfers this spring. Four of the top recruits in the 2012 class have left the program for various reasons. Since Brian Kelly has taken the job at Notre Dame, 8 players have transferred out of the program. Could there be more players this spring, summer or fall?

It seems like the transfers are unlikely to happen in the remaining part of spring. With only 24 days remaining until the end of practice, if they were to transfer, a player would have done it already. However, when the spring comes to a close, players could find themselves on the bottom of the depth chart. Likewise, in the fall, players could be pushed down by the freshman who are enrolling then.

Anthony Rabasa is a player who could transfer out of the program this fall. Rabasa played in one game in 2012 against Wake Forest, recording one tackle against the Demon Deacons. Coming out of High School, he was an ESPN 150 recruit. Rabasa has bounced around from position to position. He is currently an Inside Linebacker but he has failed to pick that up as of the beginning of spring. Rabasa could transfer to a school in Florida, his home-state, such as Florida International or Florida Atlantic.

John Turner was one of the lowest ranking recruits in the 2012 class according to Rivals.com. Turner is currently buried on the depth chart by Nicky Barrati and Elijah Shumate. When Max Redfield lands on campus, he will probably be bumped down another notch. If Turner is happy with contributing on special teams for his career at Notre Dame, he will stay in South Bend. If not, Turner could bolt to a mid-major level school.

Jalen Brown has been singled about by Coach Cooks about getting his act to together. This spring is probably his last chance to make his case for playing time. Brown is probably the 4th best Cornerback and he could see time at the Dime position if he proves himself. If not, Kinlaw, Butler and Luke will surpass him permanently. A transfer would be likely after that happens.

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