Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2020 QB Commit Drew Pyne Recaps Recruiting Weekend At Notre Dame

April 3, 2019

At this point, Drew Pyne‍ is as much a recruiter as a recruit, if not more, which is why the 2020 Notre Dame quarterback commit’s visit to South Bend this past weekend was as much about him spending time with the other prospects on campus as getting himself familiar with his future coaches and surroundings.

“It was great,” Pyne told Irish Sports Daily. “Overall, the weekend was really good. I’m really excited about the whole thing.”

The New Canaan High School star certainly participated in the typical things that come with unofficial visits.

“We went to practice in the morning,” he said. “Obviously, I met with the coaches. After that, just kind of walked around, got lunch and just hung around the players after practice. The whole deal was just a lot of fun.”

The Irish staff liked what they saw out of Pyne.

“They were impressed that I’m bigger and everything else,” he said. “I talk to them so much that there’s really nothing else to do.”

Pyne spent a good chunk of his time hanging around with 2020 Arizona offensive lineman Tosh Baker‍ (pictured above with Pyne).

“I’m a big Tosh fan, who wouldn’t be if you’re a quarterback,” Pyne said. “That guy is absolutely ginormous.”

He also spent time with New York running back Cullen Coleman‍, Ohio running back DeaMonte Trayanum‍ and California cornerback Clark Phillips‍.

“I talked to those guys and they were all very impressed with the team and how good they looked,” said Pyne. “It went well. It was as much a recruiting trip as it was a visit for me. I loved it.”

As much as Pyne loves to recruit for the Irish, he isn’t going to try to convince somebody who doesn’t want to be there or belong there.

“Notre Dame is a place where either it’s a fit for you or not,” he said. “If it’s not for you, you weren’t meant to be here.”

That being said, he plans on staying in touch with the prospects he was around this past weekend.

“All of those guys are really top-notch guys who are clean cut and sharp and really driven and trying to get better. They’re all great kids. I talked to all of them and they all have great personalities and are extremely nice. All of the guys at Notre Dame fit well together, that’s how Notre Dame players are. No matter what, they’ll be really tight.”

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