April 17, 2012
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 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.