Notre Dame DT target Kurt Hinish sets commitment date

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Will Notre Dame receive more good news on Monday? Tarot cards aren't necessary to come to that conclusion.

Following his junior day visit to Notre Dame on Saturday, three-star defensive tackle Kurt Hinish announced he will be making his commitment decision Monday. Hinish told ND Insider it will be televised on Pittsburgh's KDKA at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Not long after Hinish announced his plans, Notre Dame recruiting coordinator Mike Elston sent out a cryptic tweet that could be connected to Hinish.

"Just received a great phone call with awesome news!" Elston wrote. "Notre Dame football just got better!"

Elston ended the tweet with the hashtag, #IRISHEL17E, a moniker used for Notre Dame's 2017 recruiting class.

The 6-foot-3, 283-pound Hinish could became Notre Dame's sixth commitment in the class. The junior from Pittsburgh Central Catholic also claims offers from Penn State, Baylor, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh and South Carolina.

247Sports slates Hinish as the No. 30 defensive tackle in the 2017 class. Rivals ranks him No. 32 at the position. 

Hinish teams with Irish linebacker target David Adams, who also visited Notre Dame for junior. Five Irish coaches watched them play in person last November before Notre Dame beat Pittsburgh.

Below are Hinish's junior highlights via Hudl:

I will be committing on Monday on KDKA for those who want to tune in!!!

— Kurt Hinish (@Hinish51) March 20, 2016

Just received a great phone call with awesome news! Notre Dame football just got better! #IRISHEL17E

— Mike Elston (@CoachMikeElston) March 20, 2016

Notre Dame defensive line coach Keith Gilmore during Notre Dame football practice on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at Notre Dame in South Bend. (SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)