Notre Dame OL transfer Parker Boudreaux lands at UCF

Eric Hansen
South Bend Tribune

It didn’t take Notre Dame transfer Parker Boudreaux long to find a new home.

Actually, it’s more like coming home.

Less than a week after announcing his Irish football career was coming to an end after a year, the offensive lineman and social media magnet announced he’ll be moving on to the University of Central Florida in his hometown of Orlando, Fla.

“I plan on coming back home and attending UCF #ChargeOn.” the Orlando Bishop Moore High School product tweeted on his Twitter account Tuesday night.

The 6-foot-4, 288-pound center redshirted in 2016, his freshman season, but still managed to make headlines and collect twitter followers — almost 60,000, in fact.

Boudreaux first created a national buzz when he committed to Notre Dame in July 2015 by publishing a video in which he pulled a school bus, with chains attached to him, and revealed an Irish monogram logo printed onto the asphalt in its wake.

Shortly after enrolling at Notre Dame last June, Boudreaux was hospitalized for a bout of viral meningitis.

Boudreaux was one of two backup centers who transferred out of ND this month. Junior Tristen Hoge is headed to BYU.

"I'd like to thank Notre Dame for giving me the opportunity to play for them out of high school," Boudreaux tweeted on June 7. "My transfer has nothing to do with playing time or the university. I've met some extraordinary people throughout my time at Notre Dame. Looking forward to the next chapter."

I plan on coming back home and attending UCF #ChargeOn

— Parker Boudreaux (@ParkerBoudreaux) June 14, 2017

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— Parker Boudreaux (@ParkerBoudreaux) June 7, 2017

Notre Dame's Parker Boudereaux (50) stands on the sideline between drills during practice, Friday, March 31, 2017, in South Bend. Tribune Photo/BECKY MALEWITZ