WR Jalen Guyton suspended for bowl, likely leaving ND

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Multiple reports have freshman wide receiver Jalen Guyton‘s time at Notre Dame coming to a close.

The Allen, Texas product has reportedly been suspended from the program and will not travel with the team to Arizona. The university confirmed the news, telling Irish Illustrated that Guyton “has been suspended from all football-related activities pending the resolution of a private University process.”

The loss has little impact on the immediate for Notre Dame and might allow the Irish to add another recruit to their signing class that’ll close in February. But Guyton was a well thought of recruit, a late-riser on the national scene who paired with five-star quarterback Kyler Murray for a dominant senior season at Allen High School. Murray shook up the SEC this week when he announced he would be the second former blue-chip recruit to transfer from Texas A&M this December.

While the cryptic confirmation of the suspension leads you to believe his departure will stem from a disciplinary or academic matter, Guyton’s road to the field looked crowded even if he stayed in the program. While Will Fuller could still change his mind and head to the NFL, Guyton faced a backlog at the position, courtesy of some stellar recruiting and positional depth.

Friday is the final day of the fall semester. If Guyton plans to transfer, he’ll likely be making those decisions in the coming days. Notre Dame has receivers Chase Claypool and Kevin Stepherson in the 2016 recruiting class and are a few other elite targets at the position.