Notre Dame suspends freshman wideout Jalen Guyton

Eric Hansen
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame freshman wide receiver Jalen Guyton’s football career hit a speed bump Friday that may eventually lead to his exit.

The school issued a statement Friday that the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder from Allen, Texas, has been suspended from all football-related activities, “pending the resolution of a private university process.”

Guyton was on track to redshirt this season, having been held out of all 12 of ND’s regular-season games. A source close to the situation said Guyton is expected to transfer.

Even if junior wide receiver Will Fuller opted to enter the 2016 NFL Draft as an early entry, the Irish have quantity and quality returning at the receiver position and have commitments from Chase Claypool (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada) and Kevin Stepherson (Jacksonville, Fla.) in the 2016 recruiting class.

The Irish could add even more wide receiver prospects in the coming weeks before national signing day on Feb. 3.

Notre Dame wide freshman receiver Jalen Guyton, here playing for Allen (Texas) High, has been suspended from all football activities by ND. (Photo courtesy of The Dallas Morning News/LOUIS DeLUCA)