Notre Dame will ramp up their ‘19 recruiting by hosting several underclassmen this summer.
On Saturday, the Irish coaching staff will get a close look at top Tennessee prospect Kendrell Scurry who will attend Notre Dame’s evaluation camp. At 6-foot-3, 187-pound athlete with loads of athleticism, Scurry is primed to impress and could earn an offer.
“As far as right now for Notre Dame, I know they’ve been getting a lot of receivers into the (NFL),” Scurry said. “It’s a great program and it’s a great tradition at Notre Dame and I’m really interested in the school and everything about the football program.”
Notre Dame’s Tennessee recruiter, coach Clark Lea, stopped by Independence High School in Thompson Station twice during the spring evaluation period to inquire about the four-star receiver.
With offers from Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wake Forest and more, a few programs have been pushing the envelope more than others.
“Right now, I’m heavily contacted by (Tennessee), of course,” Scurry said. “Louisville, I’ve been there to visit. They’re showing a lot of love right now. Those are really the top-2 that are showing me a lot of love as of right now.”
This weekend, the Irish have a chance to impress Scurry and build a bond for the future.
The strong balance of academics and athletics sits well with the Scurry family.
“I know it’s heavy on academics there as well,” Scurry said. “My mom loves it. She thinks it’s a great atmosphere and thinks it’s a great atmosphere and everything with the school and all the things that come with it. I like the program a lot and she does too.”
Last season, Scurry nearly eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark, racking up 58 receptions, 977 yards, and 16 touchdowns.
With two years of high school football remaining, the sky is the limit for the tall, long, big-play receiver.
“Yes sir, it was a big year,” Scurry said. “It’s going to be a big one again this year, I promise. My coach is looking at putting me at safety as well.”
Playing college football has been a lifelong goal for Scurry.
“Football is something I’ve always done,” Scurry said. “Since little league, all the way through high school, I love it.”