Report: Notre Dame re-admits Ishaq Williams after academic suspension

Monday June 1st, 2015

Notre Dame defensive end Ishaq Williams has been re-admitted by the university after a being suspended for nearly a year, Irish Illustrated's Pete Sampson reports

Williams was one of five Irish players suspended last year for academic dishonesty, along with cornerback KeiVarae Russell, wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, linebacker Kendall Moore and safety Eilar Hardy. Only Hardy returned to play for the Irish last season. 

Moore and Daniels have exhausted their eligibility, while Hardy has since transferred to Bowling Green. Russell announced last week that he had been reinstated. 

Williams still needs to be cleared to participate by the NCAA and Notre Dame must make room for him on the roster because the Irish already have the maximum number of players on scholarship.

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Head coach Brian Kelly said at a press conference in October that he believed Russell and Williams would be back with the team. 

Williams, a senior, recorded 17 tackles and one sack while playing as a linebacker in 2013. He was expected to be a starter at defensive end in 2014. 

- Dan Gartland

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