Former Notre Dame QB Phil Jurkovec Gets Waiver For 2020

Bryan Driskell

Notre Dame's 2020 schedule just got a lot more interesting, and there is now one more extremely talented quarterback on the docket. Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec, a transfer from Notre Dame, has been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA.

Jurkovec was the top recruit in Notre Dame's 2018 class after dominating on the gridiron and the basketball court. He led the Pine Richland Rams to a 15-0 record and a state title as a senior, throwing for 3,969 yards, rushing for 1,211 yards and racking up 63 touchdowns.

Jurkovec never got his shot at Notre Dame, and he decided to transfer following the 2019 season. The Pittsburgh native chose the Eagles, where the expectation was he would have to sit out a season.

The NCAA, however, has rightly granted Jurkovec immediate eligibility. That means when Notre Dame travels to BC this season there's a good chance a familiar face will be on the other sideline.

Ironically, the last pass Jurkovec threw in a Notre Dame uniform was in the team's 40-7 victory over the Eagles this past November. Jurkovec completed his only attempt in that game and rushed for 42 yards on five carries in mop up duty.

Jurkovec has exceptional physical gifts, but he must learn the Boston College offense despite not having much spring practice.

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Comments (27)
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Jpirish58
Jpirish58

Well well. You sorta knew this was coming. It seems that anybody can qualify for immediate eligibility. You have to wonder what his petition was? He was unfairly treated? Interesting game in BC this year. Hamilton may have a big game vs PJ. Wish him the best in every game except ND.

FamousAmos
FamousAmos

The real question is who ya got BD? ND by 40. How is the narrative going to get spun when he’s 9/21 with 3 picks..... awkward position for some ND faithful who hate the Coach and QB.

ndocd
ndocd

I’m very happy for the guy. His is a QB who all his life wanted to play for ND, and circumstances, skill perception or unclear relationship issues denied him that opportunity. Maybe he isn’t as good as advertised as some Irish fans have speculated but I like to think that he is as good if not better than his resume would indicate. I hope he lights up the ACC and proves to all doubters that he deserved a spot on ND’s roster. Of course, when the Irish and BC meet, I hope he is slightly less than spectacular and allows ND to take home a win.

TimGoolsby
TimGoolsby

He is a good kid, and I wish him well. He just might be the staring QB when we play BC.

KevinPS
KevinPS

Good for him. First and foremost, he'll get a great degree from an excellent school. And, I hope he does a great job at QB--and that ND still beats them.

Fitz1105
Fitz1105

Just saw on Instagram that Mick Assaf commented “Fake News” on the Phil in jail image. We really need more discipline from our players on social media. Just be above it and don’t comment.

KMoore-24
KMoore-24

Happy for Phil that he gets to play. I want Phil to have a very successful season minus one game of course. I will be watching him closely this year. I want to see how good he is honestly because Kelly basically said he wasn't good enough to play here.

Jpirish58
Jpirish58

Like I said I' don't have the inside scoop on the young man, he comes across as petty with the post about him being "Held Back" by BK. Sounds pretty whiney to me. I wish him well, but he chose the easy way out. Fight or Flee he chose the later. If your better than Book, go prove it on the field. I also realize, there is a distain here for Mr Book, and Rees and BK. They will never be Good Enough no matter what, so that has to be factored in in the case of PJ as well. Good Luck PJ. If your the Next Matt Ryan go Prove it .....


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