Mike Ragone transfers to Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Notre Dame tight end Mike Ragone has signed a grant-in-aid form to complete his transfer to Kansas, where he will be reunited with former Fighting Irish coach Charlie Weis.

Ragone has completed his undergraduate degree and will be eligible to play for the Jayhawks immediately. He joins quarterback Dayne Crist and linebacker Anthony McDonald as former Irish players who will finish their college careers in Lawrence.

Weis recruited all three players to Notre Dame while he was the head coach in South Bend. He was fired in 2009 and hired by Kansas last fall to replace Turner Gill.

Ragone was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA after missing the 2008 season and most of last season with knee injuries. He played in 37 games at Notre Dame.

He is the sixth Division I transfer to join the Kansas program since Weis was hired.