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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Rattler Excited for Notre Dame Offer

May 3, 2017

2019 Pinnacle (Ariz.) quarterback Spencer Rattler had been waiting on an offer from Notre Dame, and it came on Monday afternoon. New quarterbacks coach Tom Rees offered the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder and wants him on campus this summer.

“My quarterback coach had been contacted by Coach Rees and asked to call him,” Rattler told Irish Sports Daily. “We called, and Coach Rees said I had an offer from Notre Dame.

“He said I needed to get out to campus to meet the coaches. I can possibly make it out there this summer.”

The four-star prospect isn’t a stranger to big-time programs offering him as Alabama, Arizona, Arizona, State, Miami, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Texas, UCLA, and Utah have also extended offers. However, Rattler was fired up for the Notre Dame offer.  

“I was really happy, and I know Notre Dame has a great program and a great school,” said Rattler. “I know they have a great tradition too. I was real hyped up about it.”

The big offers are nice, but Rattler knows it’s also making his decision a lot harder and he’s OK with it.  

“It does make it harder because so many good schools are offering me, it makes the decision tougher,” explained Rattler. “I have to sit back and look at my options.

“When Alabama offered me, I was really happy knowing they wanted me. Then, of course, Notre Dame offered me on Monday. Both of them are great.”

Rattler grew up an Arkansas fan but spent his spring away from the recruiting trail, but he is planning several visits this summer to some of the elite programs across the country.

“I haven’t gone anywhere this spring, but I am going to Oklahoma in June,” stated Rattler. “I might head to Alabama, and then I will head to USC and probably UCLA at the end of the summer.”  

The Arizona native is looking for a pro-style fit and believes his legs are a luxury.

“Some people say I am a dual-threat guy, but I am a pro-style pocket passer, and I can use my legs to make plays,” Rattler explained. “I can throw a ball more accurate than most people if not all quarterbacks in my class.

“I’d say my strengths are throwing and making those around me better.”

While he wants to be a pro-style quarterback, Rattler isn’t afraid to get out of the pocket and still feels more than comfortable when things break down.

“If I have good protection, I am more comfortable in the pocket,” he stated. “I am never uncomfortable outside the pocket. I feel I can make any throw.”

The recruiting process is still young for Rattler, but he already has an idea of a few things he will pick coaches brains about when he goes on his visits.  

“I want to try a pro-style school, but I am not sure yet,” said Rattler. “I want to get ready for the next level. Education and coaching are big too. I want to make sure the coaching staff isn’t going to leave before I get there.

“I want to try and start my freshman year, so I will have to talk to the coaches about that with my family. I want to make the best decision for me.”

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