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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2022 QB Chase Harrison Remaining Patient

June 11, 2020
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2022 Centerville (Ohio) quarterback Chase Harrison‍ is glad to be back on the football field. 

The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder and his team have started to get into a regular routine and it's been much-needed. 
 
"It's going pretty well," Harrison told Irish Sports Daily. "It's different, but getting back in the groove of things and being with my teammates is nice. It was nice to get back in the weight room. 

"There are limits and restrictions, but it doesn't really hold us back."

Harrison, who threw for 2,638 yards and 28 touchdowns as a sophomore, has kept his game sharp over the last few months as he's worked with former Cincinnati quarterback Tony Pike. 

"He's a really good trainer and it's been nice going down there," stated Harrison. "We go to his old high school or Cincinnati's field. 

"We really work on footwork and in-game type of things to perfect my craft. It's about working on little things to get better."

Pike, who played for Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly at Cincinnati, immediately had the respect from the Centerville star as he has been in the shoes Harrison is working to be in.

"Knowing he has played college football and played NFL ball, you respect him," Harrison said. "When you hear him say something, you take it in full. It's cool learning from a guy who has been through it all. You know you can trust him and what he's saying is accurate." 

When it comes to recruiting, Harrison has remained in limited contact with Alabama, Duke, Miami (OH), Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio, Ohio State and Toledo.

Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees can't initiate contact 2022 recruits, but area recruiter Mike Elston dropped in on Harrison during the last evaluation period. 

"He can't reach out to me, but before quarantine hit, Coach Elston came to my school," said Harrison. "It's been conversations here and there."

Rees has yet to offer a 2022 quarterback, but Harrison knows he's likely one of the few under consideration despite not fully knowing Notre Dame's plan at the position.

"I wanted to come to summer camp and throw for them again," explained Harrison. "They have communicated I am one of the top guys on the board and I feel a strong junior year could help boost it from a recruiting aspect." 

Harrison and other 2022 quarterbacks are all in the same boat as no summer camps put them a little behind, but they also understand it's out of their control.

"It's definitely impacted the summer aspect of being able to throw in front of coaches because they want to see you throw in person," Harrison said. "I wouldn't say it's slowed down my recruitment, but it's different. I don't think they mark you off the recruiting board. They just can't do anything because they can't communicate with me and I can't go visit a school. You can't really judge anything." 

The good news for the 2022 class is they have plenty of time to get film and throw for coaches in the future. However, it doesn't mean there isn't a little frustration there.

"It's a lot of missed opportunities this summer to show what I can do," said Harrison. "I'm definitely frustrated and disappointed, but I'm taking this summer to get closer to my team and work on what I need to get better at. There's some good and bad you can take from it, but you have to keep getting better every day." 

 
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