Notre Dame CB KeiVarae Russell: "I'm back"

IRISH STEW

Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

On Friday, KeiVarae Russell took to Instagram to confirm what many had already assumed:

The talented cornerback is coming back to Notre Dame.

Russell — a 5-foot-11, 190-pound cornerback from Everett, Wash., — posted a photograph of himself in an Irish uniform with the caption, "#ThankYouNotreDame I'm back...". The rising senior, who missed the entire 2014 season due to an academic suspension, is expected to arrive in South Bend in two weeks to begin summer classes.

"Love my school and my teammates," Russell posted later on Facebook. "Excited to go help lead this team to success. Officially accepted back at Notre Dame!! Back on campus in 2 weeks! #TheLand #TheReturn #striveforgreatness #ThankYouNotreDame"

In his first two seasons at Notre Dame, Russell made 109 tackles and started all 26 games.

As expected, looks like CB KeiVarae Russell is set to rejoin #NotreDame for summer school. pic.twitter.com/URTKO62HzG

— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) May 29, 2015//