The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football program had to spend their entire spring semester without leading wide receiver DaVaris Daniels who was hit with an academic suspension. But on Wednesday, Daniels was reinstated to the team and can now enroll in summer classes and join the team for summer workouts, according to a report from CBS Sports.
Earlier this spring, head coach Brian Kelly said that he didn’t expect a problem with Daniels coming back to the team eventually, as he did today, and he was correct.
“He’ll be, I believe, able to fully acclimate back with his summer work,” Kelly said, per Blue-Gold Illustrated. “Because we’ll have that individual face time with him this summer I have no question that we’ll be able to bring him back in without any problems.”
Last season, Daniels was the bright spot of the Notre Dame receiving corps, amassing 49 catches for 745 yards and seven touchdowns while working with then quarterback Tommy Rees, who was filling in for the suspended Everett Golson.
Daniels did work with Golson during that undefeated regular season of 2012 which saw the Irish land in the national championship game, however he had no scores and just 490 yards.
But that was his first season on the field and there’s no doubt that his reinstatement brings a lot of much needed help to the passing game as Golson makes his way back to the starting lineup following his reinstatement.