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Trust the Process

January 10, 2017

While Alabama and Clemson were duking it out for a National Title on Monday night, Notre Dame’s commits were watching and having dreams of playing for a championship. They were also talking amongst each other and trying to pick up the pieces to a rough day on the recruiting trail after 2017 four-star Paulson Adebo decommitted from Notre Dame earlier.
Just before 10:00 p.m., a series of the same tweet went out from the majority of the commits.

Trust the Process.
That’s the message 2018 five-star quarterback commit Phil Jurkovec and his future teammates wanted fellow recruits and future teammates to see.
“With some uncertainty going on with recent decommitments and staff changes, we wanted to put it out there that we are still committed and working to get Notre Dame back on top,” Jurkovec said on Monday night.
The 6-foot-5, 200-pounder was watching the game and yes, he was picturing himself in the shoes of Deshaun Watson.
“Yes I am,” Jurkovec said of if he was ready to play in the National Title game.
Fellow 2018 commit, Markese Stepp, is known by literally every prospect in the country who holds a Notre Dame offer, as he has taken on the role of being basically Notre Dame’s second recruiting coordinator.
Stepp believes locking down the Midwest is important, as getting kids to stay home and choose the Irish over the likes of Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State will lead to success. 2018 defensive end Malik Vann, 2018 receiver Micah Jones and 2018 cornerback Houston Griffith are all on Stepp’s radar, as he remains in contact on a very consistent basis.
“We want the Midwest kids, because everyone knows that we are going to be great in the very near future,” stated Stepp.
The Indianapolis native isn’t limiting his recruiting role to just the Midwest though and several 2018 prospects from across the country also hear from Stepp on a regular basis. Receiver Brian Hightower, cornerback Brendan Radley-Hiles and running back TJ Pledger are few of the names Stepp is focused on, but you can expect one more prospect to start hearing from the Cathedral star more and more.
Joshua Moore is a 2018 five-star athlete from Texas,who Notre Dame has made a big move with recently, as Todd Lyght has developed a strong relationship with the Yoakum star. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder expects to be on campus this spring and you can bet Stepp will be there.
“Joshua Moore,” stated Stepp. “I am going to recruit him even more.”
While things might seem bleak for Notre Dame fans, it’s not for a lack of work by the commits themselves, as they are truly trusting the process.
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