As it turns out, Anthony Rabasa‘s stay in Kalamazoo was an extremely brief one.
Rabasa had transferred into the Western Michigan football program July 30, P.J. Fleck announced at the time. Less than four weeks later, Fleck confirmed that Rabasa has decided to leave the Broncos and head back to his home in Miami.
From the sounds of it, the defensive lineman is giving up football entirely.
“He got here and he realized he wanted to move on with his life,” Fleck said. “We support him 100 percent. He’s a great kid. It’s just that football here wasn’t meant to be for him. He wants to head back down to Miami and start a career, which I don’t blame him for. He was in a battle here against some guys that are playing well.”
As a graduate transfer from Notre Dame, Rabasa would’ve been eligible to play immediately in 2015.
A three-star member of the Irish’s 2011 recruiting class, Rivals.com rated him as the No. 11 weakside defensive end in the country and the No. 54 player at any position in the state of Florida. After taking a redshirt as a true freshman, he played in two games in 2012 and five in 2013.
He didn’t see the field at all for the Irish in 2014.