Brandon Wimbush is a polarizing player in Notre Dame circles. But its quarterback of the future is a reason for optimism.
Phil Jurkovec, a 2018 5-star quarterback who’s committed to Notre Dame, was named a finalist for the U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, which goes to the top senior player in high school football. The Fighting Irish are targeting another player on the list – 5-star wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown.
Clemson commit Trevor Lawrence is the only other quarterback on the six-man list.
An explanation from the award’s official website.
“The six Player of the Year finalists are a diverse group of student-athletes with unique strengths and talents, much like the Soldiers who make up our Army team,” said Elizabeth F. Wilson, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. “We congratulate these six finalists and look forward to the winner’s announcement on January 5 during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show.”
Jurkovec will be under center for the Fighting Irish sooner or later. Expectations will be sky-high.
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