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Nix leaves Irish for NFL


December 09. 2013 12:26AM
Associated Press

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame nose guard Louis Nix III has signed with an agent and will forego his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft, where he is projected by many to be a first-round draft pick.


Coach Brian Kelly also said at a news conference Sunday that defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt, a junior, has submitted paperwork to get an evaluation where he likely would be selected if he entered the draft. He also has been projected as a possible first-round pick.


Kelly said he’s talked some with Tuitt about his decision, but not in depth.


“I’ve had some preliminary conversations about his academic work. He still has some work to do academically. But we haven’t really delved into the depth of that,” Kelly said.


Kelly said he believes Tuitt should stay and earn his degree before entering the draft.


“I think you come to Notre Dame to get a degree, and I think getting a degree is very important in this whole process,” he said.


He pointed to wide receiver Michael Floyd, linebacker Manti Te’o and tight end Tyler Eifert as players who returned to Notre Dame when they could have left early as examples of players doing well in the NFL. Kelly said Nix’s situation is different.


Nix, who is academically a senior, said last month he was taking 19 hours of classes this semester so he could earn his degree.




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