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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2022 QB Chase Harrison Enjoys Notre Dame Return

October 7, 2019
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2022 Centerville (Ohio) quarterback Chase Harrison‍ had initially planned to be at the USC game this week, but homecoming plans changed his schedule a little bit.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder wanted to get to South Bend and decided to attend Saturday’s 52-0 win over Bowling Green.

“It was really fun,” Harrison told Irish Sports Daily. “It was nice to see all the coaches again and the atmosphere. It was an awesome time at Notre Dame.”

Harrison’s decision was a good one as the visit allowed him to get 1-on-1 time with quarterbacks coach Tommy Rees before and after the game.

“I got to talk to him for a little bit before the game and then in a locker room,” recalled Harrison. “We caught up about what was going on with me and what the future looks like. We talked about the process going forward between the two of us.”

Louisville, Penn and Toledo have extended early offers, but Notre Dame wasn’t quite ready to offer. Harrison, like any prospect, would love an offer from the Irish, but he’s more than fine waiting a few more months to see where he stands.

“He told me he'd probably come to my school in January and maybe see me throw,” explained Harrison. “He already saw me throw, so there’s not much more to see. He explained they don’t offer quarterbacks until after their sophomore year. He’ll watch my sophomore tape and go from there.

“I respect it. I can’t control when schools want to offer me. All I can do is control what I can control and keep grinding to be the best I can be. The rest will play out.”

As it relates to the game, Harrison was impressed with the Notre Dame fans and the Irish offense as Ian Book tossed five touchdowns on the day.

“One thing I found the most impressive was how all the fans stayed even when they were blowing them out at halftime,” stated Harrison. “It shows what kind of program and fanbase Notre Dame has up there.” 

“They run a similar offense as us. I love the RPOs and the chances to air it out. It’s a perfect fit for me.”

The Ohio native took a visit to Toledo earlier this fall and will be at the Michigan State-Penn State game at the end of the month, but his recruitment is starting to heat up with several Midwest programs recruiting him.

“The schools showing the most interest are Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Penn State is showing some interest,” Harrison said. “Purdue is showing interest too.”

Harrison is doing his part on the field to add to his offer sheet as he’s completed 117-of-169 passes for 1,465 yards, 19 touchdowns and just three interceptions, including throwing for over 300 yards in three of the last four games.

“I think we’ve been playing better as a team,” Harrison said of the four-game winning streak. “We have clicked. We got all the nerves out of the way and we started playing how we play. We’re just confident in ourselves.”

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