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Notre Dame tight end Tyler Luatua transferring to BYU

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 2 2016 12:00 p.m. MST

Notre Dame tight end Tyler Luatua (13) in the first half during an NCAA football game against Arizona State, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Tempe, Arizona.

Rick Scuteri, Associated Press

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BYU's offense got a boost one day before National Signing Day, as former Notre Dame tight end Tyler Luatua announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he will transfer to the Provo school.

Per NCAA transfer rules, Luatua must sit out the 2016 season. He will have two seasons to play two, starting with the 2017 season.

Notre Dame announced Monday that Luatua would transfer following the completion of the school's 2016 spring semester. Luatua visited BYU's campus last weekend at the same time several high school recruits were on official visits.

Luatua, from La Mirada, California, played mainly as a blocker in his two seasons with the Fighting Irish and started three games. He did not have any receptions for Notre Dame.

He was a part of the Fighting Irish's 2014 recruiting class and was rated a four-star tight end recruit by ESPN, coming in at No. 107 in ESPN's Top 300 recruits that year.

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