Notre Dame interests Tuerk

Notre Dame assistant coach Mike Denbrock has been talking to Max Tuerk, finally made it out to Santa Margarita, Calif., and offered the 6-foot-6, 294-pound offensive tackle recently.
It was another big offer for Tuerk, who said over the summer he would love to take an unofficial visit to Notre Dame.
"I've been talking to coach Denbrock and I've been talking to him on Facebook a little bit, too," Tuerk said. "We probably talk once or twice a week and they came up to my school and and they offered me. I'm really excited about it.
"The tradition is big. He told me more than 99 percent of their athletes graduate and that's a huge thing for me. That's awesome in my book. It's a great school and the football program has really great tradition."
Tuerk, a member of the Rivals 250, has seen his recruitment take off this spring with offers coming in from all over the country.
So far, Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Duke, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, SMU, UCLA, Utah, Virginia and Washington have offered Tuerk, who said it's still too early to narrow down his ever-growing list.
Last month, Tuerk took to the road and visited SMU, Colorado, Washington and Oregon but the Santa Margarita prospect said he's nowhere near making a decision. Because so many programs are involved, Tuerk said he's not even sure when he'll be ready to commit.
"It's tough now because all these new schools came in," Tuerk said. "It's going to be tough. I'm not really sure what my timetable is now. I have to sit down with my parents and my coaches and talk to them about my decision."