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Spencer Boyd leaves Notre Dame

One of Brian Kelly's first recruits to enroll at Notre Dame has become the first player to leave under his tenure.

Defensive back Spencer Boyd, who enrolled in January and went through spring practice, has decided to leave the program, Eric Hansen reports in the South Bend Tribune. According to the story, Boyd -- who is from Florida -- cited family reasons for his departure, though he must be in good academic standing this summer in order to transfer.

"He’s been a good kid," Kelly says in the story. "He’s done the right things. He’s worked hard. He fell behind academically and had a lot of personal things going on in his life. Unfortunately, all of the things tipped the scale enough to make it difficult for him to stay in South Bend."

Boyd was not expected to play a major role this year for the Irish. The story speculates that he may transfer to South Florida to be closer to his family, including his 2-year-old son.