Staying or going? David Posluszny

This week we are taking a look at each of Notre Dame's fourth-year scholarship players with eligibility remaining and examining whether he will likely return to the Irish next season. Here, we look at linebacker David Posluszny.

Before Notre Dame: From Hopewell High School Aliquippa, Pa., Posluszny entered Notre Dame as ESPNU's No. 30 outside linebacker.

At Notre Dame: The 6-foot, 235-pound Posluszny has played in 25 games the past three seasons, seeing time on special teams and at inside linebacker. He has eight career tackles. He missed some time last season because of a hamstring injury.

What's next?: A management-entrepreneurship major, Posluszny will prepare for the Irish's bowl as a reserve inside linebacker, though he is not on the two-deep.

The verdict: Going. Three of Notre Dame's top four inside linebackers will be back — and perhaps even all four if Manti Te'o chooses one more year in college over the NFL draft — leaving little room for Posluszny next season.

Previous players:

Braxston Cave

Lane Clelland

Dayne Crist

Sean Cwynar

Mike Golic Jr.

John Goodman

Kapron Lewis-Moore

Dan McCarthy

Anthony McDonald

Brandon Newman