The defensive lineman had been in line for an expanded role that was likely to include a starting job.
The Cougars’ third-leading tackler in 2016 started 12 games last season.
Notre Dame and Purdue have agreed to extend an in-state series through 2028 after adding two more games to a previous agreement.
The cancer survivor finished Panthers career with ACC total & rushing TDs records and is second in school history in rushing yards.
Interestingly, the outspoken Josh Rosen of UCLA is not one of the watch listers.