Irish QB commit Drew Pyne returning to Notre Dame this weekend
By Tom Loy, IrishIllustrated.com
On the field, Pyne has the makings of a special talent. His quarterback coach, QB Country founder David Morris, couldn’t agree more. Morris, a former quarterback for Ole Miss, has been around some extremely-talented quarterbacks including Eli Manning, AJ McCarron, Paxton Lynch, Matt Barkley, Jake Fromm, Daniel Jones and many others. He genuinely believes Pyne will have an incredible career in South Bend.
“I saw right away,” said Morris, when asked when he knew Pyne had the chance to be a high-profile college football recruit. “He’s a very skilled kid. Since the first time I saw him, he had differentiating twitch. He’s a very quick athlete with a quick release. We’ve tried to get better there, grow there, tighten up motion, get more consistent, get stronger. You kind of knew early on that the kid was pretty darn good. Going into your 8th grade year, you can’t tell if he’s going to be a Power 5 kid necessarily because you don’t know what is going to happen. You don’t know what the situation is like at the high school, you don’t know if he’s going to grow a lot, you don’t know all of these things. He hadn’t even played in high school yet, but you knew from the beginning, right away, that Drew Pyne was pretty special.”