‘Awesome’ visit for Burks

In-state three-star linebacker Noah Burks of Carmel High recaps his visit to Notre Dame for Junior Day and explains what he believes makes the Irish unique.

Notre Dame hosted three-star linebacker Noah Burks of Carmel (Ind.) High for Junior Day on Saturday. 

“It was an awesome visit,” Burks said. “I definitely learned a lot that I didn’t know, like the history of Notre Dame, and I got to meet everyone on the new staff.  The way the players interacted with each other was great to see. I haven’t seen that type of camaraderie at other schools.”

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker’s uncle played for Brian Kelly at Grand Valley State.

“It would mean a lot to have the opportunity to play for a University of that caliber,” Burks said. “Notre Dame is a great place, and coach Kelly is a great coach. My uncle loved playing for him. I didn’t get to talk to (Kelly) today, but I liked how he interacted with the players at practice.”

Having already earned offers from Ball State, Buffalo, Illinois, Indiana, Miami (Ohio), and Western Michigan, Burks hopes to add Notre Dame to that list in the future.

“They told me that they want me to come to camp this summer so they can evaluate me some more,” Burks said. “So, hopefully something good comes out of that. Coach (Mike) Elston and coach (Todd) Lyght seem like great guys.”

Joining Burks Saturday on his visit to Notre Dame was his older brother, father and grandfather.

He has no upcoming visits planned but hopes to visit Maryland this spring.

Burks is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 43 outside linebacker in the class of 2016.

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