Safety Mykelti Williams leaves Notre Dame football program

Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Sophomore safety Mykelti Williams is no longer a part of the Notre Dame football program, head coach Brian Kelly announced Wednesday.

Williams — a 5-foot-11, 200-pound sophomore — did not play in his freshman season in 2015. The Indianapolis native starred at Warren Central High School, where he made 85 tackles with seven interceptions and a fumble recovery for a touchdown in his senior season. Williams was ranked as the No. 235 overall prospect and the No. 16 safety by Rivals in the 2015 class, as well as the No. 20 safety by 247Sports.

Notre Dame also lost departing senior safety Elijah Shumate, a 2015 starter, this offseason. Senior Max Redfield and junior Drue Tranquill return as potential starters. Kelly also praised freshman early enrollee Devin Studstill, who has made an immediate impression this spring.

Kelly declined to comment further on Williams' departure. A Notre Dame spokesperson confirmed Williams is no longer enrolled at ND.

Notre Dame's Mykelti Williams (22) runs drills during practice on jersey switch day, Friday, August 21, 2015, in South Bend. SBT Photo/BECKY MALEWITZ