Notre Dame football: OT Prestwood leaves team
Jordan Prestwood during this year's Blue-Game game.
2:00 pm, August 08, 2012
SOUTH BEND -- Notre Dame sophomore offensive tackle Jordan Prestwood has left the team, Irish coach Brian Kelly said after Wednesday's practice.
"Jordan is no longer with us and I'm not able to get into the specifics about that because of privacy laws," Kelly said.
Kelly was asked if there is a possibility that Prestwood will return to the team.
"We really haven't even reached that level of conversation," Kelly said.
The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Prestwood was listed as the No. 2 left tackle behind starter Zack Martin. Prestwood, who played at Plant City (Fla.) High School, transferred to Notre Dame from Florida State prior to the 2011 season.
Prestwood originally committed to ND but flipped to FSU, where he enrolled for the 2011 spring semester. Prestwood transferred following that semester and sat out the 2011 season at Notre Dame.
True freshman Ronnie Stanley served as Martin's backup during Wednesday's practice but Kelly would like for Stanley to not play this season and preserve a year of eligibility.
Also Wednesday, Kelly said that junior running back Cam Roberson will pursue a medical hardship. Roberson injured his knee in spring 2011 and has struggled to overcome the injury.
"Cam Roberson was not able to compete at the level that he felt was necessary to play here at Notre Dame," Kelly said, "so we're going to pursue a medical hardship for him."