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Irish lose second transfer in a week

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017 01:15 pm

Notre Dame lost its second transfer in a week on Monday as offensive lineman Tristan Hoge announced he will finish his career at BYU.

Hoge saw limited playing time behind center Sam Mustipher last season after losing out to Mustipher in a position battle in the fall. Hoge was moved to right guard this spring, but was unable to penetrate the depth chart behind sophomores Tommy Kraemer and Liam Eichenberg.

Hoge — who was rated as a four-star prospect coming out of high school in Idaho — will have two years of eligibility remaining at BYU after sitting out the 2017 season.

Hoge joins Josh Barajas as recent deletions from the Notre Dame roster. Barajas announced his transfer to FCS program IllinoisState last week, where he will be eligible immediately.

A former AndreanHigh School standout, Barajas appeared in nine games at linebacker in 2016 after a redshirt year the season before.

Barring injury, Barajas was not in a position to see significant playing time in 2017, although the 6-2, 239-pounder was expected to emerge as a contributor in coming years.

Barajas was considered a four-star recruit out of high school. 


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