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UPDATE: Devonte' Neal & Justin Ferguson transferring from ND

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Notre Dame Wide Receiver Devonte' Neal is transferring from Notre Dame after his first year according to Blueandgold.com's Jason Sapp.  Neal is a 5'9" 171 pound freshman from Scottsdale, Arizona.  He had 21 punt returns for the Irish in 2012 for 46 yards.  His long return was 11 yards.  No word yet on where he might be going to.

Neal was a 2-time Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year.  He was rated as the 8th best player in the nation coming out of high school and was ranked by ESPN as the best "athlete" in the nation.  He becomes the 2nd high profile player to leave the program as quarterback Gunner Kiel is no longer with the football team.  Kiel was the #1 overall recruit in the nation coming out of high school.

In a news conference on Wednesday, Kelly also announced that freshman Wide Receiver Justin Ferguson was leaving the program as well.  Kelly had no additional information on either player's future plans.

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