A punter became the seventh player in the incoming recruiting class of 2009 to verbal to Notre Dame. His name is Ben Turk. Turk is 6'0 and 175 pounds. He is out of St. Thomas Aquinas High in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
It appears that Charlie Weis has established a recruiting pipeline to St. Thomas Aquinas. There are already two players on the current Irish roster from the school. They are offensive linemen Sam Young and Dan Wenger.
Turk averaged 40.8 yards per punt last season. He also comes from good punting stock. His uncle Matt Turk is a punter for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He has been in the NFL for 13 seasons. Dan, another uncle, was in the NFL from 1985-1999, alhough, he was not a punter.