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2021 Kicker Jeff Yurk Gets First Look At Notre Dame

October 19, 2019

Jeff Yurk‍ made the trip up to Notre Dame from North Carolina for the Irish’s 30-27 win over USC last week.

The 2021 kicker enjoyed the visit.

“It went great actually,” Yurk said,

The Pinecrest High School specialist arrived early enough to park right in front of the stadium.

“We went right into the sports complex and signed up at the gate,” he explained. “Then they took our weight and all of that. Then, we took a tour around campus. We talked to some coaches, went back to the facilities, toured there. Then we went back to the athletic complex, ate lunch.

“The campus was amazing. It was so beautiful there. It was kind of a mixture between old-fashioned and modern. It’s like the perfect mixture.”

There was also a player panel that featured former Irish quarterback DeShone Kizer and former linebacker James Onwualu among others.

“They talked to us about recruiting, the NFL and how Notre Dame is so great,” Yurk said.

Yurk and the other visitors had a chance to check out the stadium and get on the field for player warmups.

While in town, he also had the chance to speak with Irish special teams coordinator Brian Polian.

“We basically just talked about the special teams unit and how great living there is and the campus lifestyle,” Yurk recalled.

And after the game, he was able to speak with one of the stars of the game, Irish kicker Jonathan Doerer, who converted all three of his PAT attempts and all three field goal attempts against USC, including a 52-yarder.

“I thought it was amazing,” Yurk said of Doerer’s performance. “I talked to him after the game and he talked about how much pressure and how you need to be calm during those 52-yarders.”

He has a couple other visits coming up and said he’d like to get back to South Bend in the future.

“It was just a great experience overall.”

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