Newly-minted Boston College Head Coach Jeff Hafley has himself a quarterback.
Notre Dame’s Phil Jurkovec, a four-star recruit out of high school with offers from just about every major program out there, has decided to transfer to Boston College per multiple reports.
Notre Dame sophomore QB Phil Jurkovec is transferring to @BCFootball.— Andy Backstrom (@AndyHeights) January 11, 2020
The 4-star recruit appeared in 5 games this year, going 12/15 for 222 yds and 2 TDs (also rushed for 113 yds on 19 carries).
Jurkovec would need to receive a NCAA waiver to be eligible for the 2020 season. pic.twitter.com/pgblIU06P4
Jurkovec has been the backup to the Irish’s Ian Book, who recently announced that he would be returning for his fifth season at Notre Dame. That was likely a big factor in his decision to leave South Bend. In addition, as crazy as this sounds, we may owe a big thank you to Boston University — Jurkovec’s longtime girlfriend, Molly Rottinghaus, plays field hockey down the street for the Terriers.
According to 247 Sports, the 6’ 5” Pennsylvania native was the 83rd-ranked player in the country and the 4th best dual-threat quarterback in his class — as well as the second best player in the state of Pennsylvania. His offer list is insane, with just about every powerhouse program taking a shot at landing the four star QB. In addition to Notre Dame, Jurkovec had offers from Clemson, Ohio State, Alabama, and a host of other programs.
An interesting piece to this story is that Jurkovec will have three years of eligibility left if he plays next season, but he needs a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible to play immediately. He redshirted his freshman year (he appeared in just two games), and played sporadically in six games in his RS FR season this past year going 12-16 for 222 yards and adding 130 yards on 22 attempts on the ground.
It goes without saying that this is a monumental pickup for Coach Hafley and the new BC coaching staff. If the RS Sophomore can get a waiver from the NCAA, the Eagles should be in business under center for the next three seasons.