Tee Shepard is one of the top defensive back recruits in the country. Shepard enrolled early at Notre Dame and was expected to make an immediate impact in the Irish secondary next season. That all changed last week when Shepard left the program and returned home to Fresno.
Tee Shepard has never played a down for Notre Dame. Assuming he is healthy to play, there is no reason Shepard should have to sit a year if he chooses to enroll elsewhere.
If he elects to join his cousin Deontay Greenberry in Houston, so be it.
If he wants to stay close to home, then he should go to USC or Fresno State free of restriction.