Notre Dame got its guy on Monday when four-star dual-threat quarterback Phil Jurkovec verbally committed to Brian Kelly & Co.
The Gibsonia, Pa. native is one of the more highly-touted recruits in the class of 2018 and follows Notre Dame's one-quarterback-a-year trend that's been in place since Everett Golson signed in 2011. Since then, Notre Dame has signed one quarterback every recruiting cycle, from Golson to Gunner Kiel to Malik Zaire to DeShone Kizer to Brandon Wimbush to Ian Book. Four-star dual-threat quarterback Avery Davis is a verbal commit for the class of 2017, and then there's Jurkovec on track to follow in 2018.
For more perspective on Jurkovec -- who he is, what Notre Dame's chances of keeping him are, and how he fits in Kelly and Mike Sanford's plan -- J.B. Long and I talked with Irish Illustrated recruiting reporter Jake Brown on the Still Independent Podcast. Give it a listen: