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Former Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant opens recruitment

Former Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant is reopening his recruitment, the redshirt sophomore announced Thursday on Instagram, making his return to South Bend, Indiana, unlikely.

"Opening up my recruitment so my next move will be best move," Bryant wrote in part of his post.

Bryant, who was suspended for the 2015 season after reportedly being ruled academically ineligible, posted that he had just practiced for the first time with ASA Miami, a junior college near his hometown of Delray Beach, Florida. Irish coach Brian Kelly had wanted Bryant to stay enrolled at Notre Dame and to continue practicing with the team until his eligibility could be restored for the 2016 season, but Bryant apparently opted not to return.

Kelly has said throughout fall camp that he has been unable to reach Bryant, saying he wants Bryant back only if he is committed to a Notre Dame education.

The 5-foot-10, 205-pound Bryant had entered Notre Dame in 2013 from American Heritage School as ESPN's No. 2 running back recruit, but he took a medical redshirt because of knee tendinitis after playing in three games his freshman year. He played in 15 games for the Irish, rushing for 303 yards and three touchdowns on 57 carries and catching five passes for 50 yards. He also has returned eight punts for 94 yards and four kickoffs for 85 yards.