Three-star DT Kurt Hinish commits to Notre Dame

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Call it a hot streak.

Notre Dame landed its third commitment in as many days Monday night.

Three-star defensive tackle Kurt Hinish announced his pledge to the Irish on Pittsburgh’s KDKA-TV.

Hinish joined Pittsburgh Central Catholic teammate David Adams in Notre Dame’s 2017 recruiting class. Adams, a four-star linebacker, committed to the Irish on Sunday following three-star quarterback Avery Davis’ commitment Saturday.

All three visited South Bend this weekend for Notre Dame’s junior day recruiting event.

Hinish, a 6-foot-3, 283-pound junior, joins Adams on the defensive side of the ball in Notre Dame’s class. The other five commits line up on offense.

“Kurt runs pretty good,” said CBS Sports Network recruiting analyst Tom Lemming. “He ran a sub-5.0 40-yard dash which is good for a kid at 280. He’s a run stuffer, but not much of a pass rusher. He has good initial quickness and natural strength.”

Hinish chose Notre Dame over offers from Penn State, Pittsburgh, Baylor, Ole Miss,  and South Carolina.

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

After Notre Dame failed to land 2016 cornerback Damar Hamlin from Central Catholic, the Irish have had much better luck in the 2017 class at the school. Five Irish coaches attended a Central Catholic game in November.

“They’re both leaders,” Central Catholic head coach Terry Totten said of Hinish and Adams. “They’re both from good families. They’re both solid citizens, good students and tough kids.”

Watch junior highlights of Hinish via Hudl below.

God. Country. Notre Dame

— Kurt Hinish (@Hinish51) March 21, 2016

Three-star defensive tackle recruit Kurt Hinish (left) visited Notre Dame for its junior day March 19, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Trib Total Media/Christopher Horner)