First JC, Now Crist to Notre Dame
Question: Who's the one QB Michigan has offered so far this year? Answer: Dayne Crist
Question: Who's the one QB Florida State has offered so far this year? Answer: Dayne Crist
But the 6'5" 221 pound quarterback from Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame has committed to ND according to the LA Times (he has a press conference tonight.) He was also offered by LSU among many others. Here's what USA Today had to say about him:
"Trailing 17-10 with 4:17 remaining, Crist orchestrated a nine-play, 85-yard drive after Notre Dame took over following a Canyon punt. He connected with receiver Mike Stanton on a 30-yard touchdown pass in the back left corner of the end zone.
Crist then rifled a laser to Stanton again on the two-point conversion, helping Notre Dame capture a 18-17 victory over Canyon, who was ranked as the No. 17 team in the nation by USA TODAY.
"He's got the potential to be special by the time he leaves here," Rooney said of the 6-foot-4, 210-pound pro-style QB. "If he does the things we expect him to, we expect him to be not only one of the best quarterbacks in California, but one of the best quarterbacks in the entire country.""I'll compete against you in almost everything," he said. "No matter what it is, I want to be the best at it.""I'm going to do everything I can to help the team I pick get the top recruits," he said. "I want to win, and I want to win big. I wouldn't have it any other way."
On film, Crist screams prototype. He's got a big arm... on one play he's chased out of the pocket and with a defender on his knees Crist wrists the ball 40 yards downfield for a completion. He's accurate, seems very fluid and already has a college build.
If Charlie could put on his mad scientist hat and design a quarterback, he'd look a lot like Crist. All the sweeter that he was the top target of SC and Michigan.