Less than a week before Notre Dame’s 2020 season kicks off, Fighting Irish senior linebacker Jordan Genmark Heath has left the program.
Genmark Heath announced his decision to transfer tonight. The news comes after he was surprisingly not listed on the depth chart Notre Dame released today for its season opener against Duke.
Genmark Heath was expected to compete for a starting role at BUCK linebacker, but Shayne Simon and Marist Liufau are listed as co-starters at the position. It is unclear if Genmark Heath’s decision to leave was reached before or after the depth chart was set.
“Words can’t describe how much Notre Dame, and the people that I have met here mean to me,” Genmark Heath wrote in his transfer announcement. “I’m forever grateful.”
Forever Grateful ~ pic.twitter.com/7g7IFA0fGZ
— Jordan Genmark Heath (@SwedishBlackGuy) September 8, 2020
A native of California, Genmark Heath arrived at Notre Dame in 2017 and became an immediate contributor. He played in all 39 games the last three seasons, primarily on special teams.
Genmark Heath also started last year’s season opener against Louisville at linebacker. He finishes his Fighting Irish career with 42 total tackles.
Notre Dame will open its 2020 season against Duke on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.