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Arizona State wide receiver Cameron Smith is transferring to Notre Dame, where former ASU assistant coach Chip Long now is offensive coordinator.
The move has been rumored since the end of spring practice, which Smith sat out due to injury. He is a redshirt senior and as a graduate transfer is immediately eligible at Notre Dame for his final season.
Smith had 60 career receptions at ASU with the majority of those in 2014 (41 for 596 yards and six touchdowns). He redshirted in 2015 because of injury then played in eight games in 2016 with 11 catches for 183 yards.
Smith was not listed on ASU’s post-spring depth chart. The Sun Devils are deep at wide receiver for 2017 with the additions of transfers John Humphrey and Ryan Newsome, who redshirted last season.
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ASU’s receiving corps also includes N’Keal Harry, Jalen Harvey, Terrell Chatman, Ryan Jenkins, Kyle Williams and Frank Darby.
Long was tight end coach at ASU from 2012-15 then moved with Mike Norvell to Memphis, where he was offensive coordinator in 2016, before being hired at Notre Dame.
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He is the third graduate transfer to leave ASU. Safety James Johnson and receiver Ellis Jefferson previously announced their departures.