Bernstine is being patient

Safety prospect Jordan Bernstine of Lincoln high school (Des Moines, Iowa) is getting ready to hit the practice field for the dreaded two-a-days. For the next several weeks recruiting will be put on hold and he'll concentrate on preparing for the season.

Notre Dame has only issued a couple scholarship offers to safety prospects thus far. One player that may be next in line to receive one is Jordan Bernstine (5-foot-10, 200-pounds).

"Nothing has really changed since the last time I talked to them." Bernstine commented when asked about his contact with Notre Dame. "Maybe a week and a half ago was the last time I really talked to them about recruiting.

"Coach Ianello was just contacting me to see how the summer was going and see how my summer workouts were going. They basically told me to keep working hard, and if I'm patient that I'd get an offer from them."

Bernstine hasn't set a date for a decision, so the Irish might have a little time before they need to make a decision, but they can't wait too long.

"Whenever I feel is the time to make my decision," Bernstine said about his timetable to announce his school. "When I think I have a school that I want to commit to, and if some school hasn't offered then that's not a school that I'll be attending. I don't have a set timetable for a decision. I'll just make it when I feel it's right."

UCLA, Texas A&M, Iowa, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Iowa State are the schools Jordan is focusing on that have offered him a scholarship.

As a junior, Bernstine recorded 75 tackles (52 solo), four tackles for a loss, four interceptions, three passes broken up, three caused fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. He also returned 15 kickoffs for a 46.5-yard average and two touchdowns. He returned nine punts for a 22.9-yard average.


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