Notre Dame Recruiting Roundup: Three Top Prospects Reaffirm Commitments To Irish

Without a bowl game to look forward to, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish can focus all of their attention to recruiting. The recruiting dead period is now here, but several recruits are making their decisions in the coming days. That means there's plenty to get to around Notre Dame football recruiting. Here are all the latest Auburn recruiting news and rumors you need to know. 

Avery Davis still "solid" on Notre Dame
Four-star quarterback Avery Davis (Cedar Hill, TX) committed to Notre Dame in March, but some were questioning just how strong that commitment was after his high school head coach, Joey McGuire, took a job with the Baylor staff. Davis took to Twitter to refute those rumors, saying he was still "solid" on the Irish.

The 5-foot-11, 192-pounder is ranked as the No. 8 dual-threat quarterback and No. 239 overall prospect in the country.

Phil Jurkovec also "100 percent" committed
While Davis is one of ND's top recruits in 2017, five-star quarterback Phil Jurkovec (Gibsonia, PA) is the Irish's biggest get in the 2018 class so far. Former offensive coordinator Mike Sanford was his lead recruiter, and even though he took the head coaching job at Western Kentucky, Jurkovec remains committed to Notre Dame.

"I'm extremely excited for Coach Sanford to get the head coaching position," Jurkovec started. "I built a very good relationship with him and I think he's a great coach but more importantly a great person. As far as my commitment status, I'm 100% with Notre Dame. I definitely picked the school for more than just coaches although they play a major role. I'm wishing Coach Sanford and his family the best of luck at Western Kentucky and wherever they may go.

"I didn't choose ND purely for coaches because I realize they change frequently. I knew Coach Sanford would most likely not stay for my entire time there but I didn't think it would be this early. It was a business decision though so I can't blame him at all for it."

The 6-foot-5, 190-pounder is ranked as the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback and No. 29 overall prospect in the 2018 class.

Aaron Banks signing on Friday
Four-star offensive lineman Aaron Banks (El Cerrito, CA) committed to Notre Dame last week, but has still been pursued hard by several other schools. However, Banks isn't wavering on his commitment and plans to enroll early.

“No regrets,” said Banks. “I’m signing my papers on Friday.

“There wasn’t one big factor that put Notre Dame ahead of the others. It was a collection of things. The education is really profound. The business school is really highly ranked. I liked the players a lot. I got along with them great. It’s also such a great environment.”

Banks was also considering Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Oregon, Tennessee, UCLA, and USC. The 6-foot-7, 315-pounder is ranked as the No. 19 offensive tackle and No. 173 overall prospect in the country.

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