Notre Dame is working relentlessly to bolster its quarterback depth, and this week the Irish made an effort to lock down a signal-caller for the class of 2021.
Irish Sports Daily reported on Wednesday that the Irish offered ninth grader Preston Stone after quarterbacks coach Tommy Rees watched him workout on Tuesday.
“Coach Rees came to practice on Tuesday, and he watched me throw,” Stone told Irish Sports Daily. “I had the chance to talk to him over the phone after practice, and he gave me an offer.”
The Parish Episcopal (Texas) product already holds offers from 23 schools, but it sounds like he holds an offer from the Irish in particularly high regard.
“Notre Dame has always been a powerhouse,” Stone told Irish Sports Daily. “They’ve always been fun to watch. To get an offer from Notre Dame, especially this early, it really means a lot. I’m very grateful for it.”
The Irish already have a commitment from class of 2020 four-star quarterback Drew Pyne. A commitment from Stone would give them tremendous depth at the position for the foreseeable future.
But regardless of whether or not Stone chooses Notre Dame, it has to be a great thing that a high school kid is calling the Irish a powerhouse. While Notre Dame has competed for a playoff spot in two of the last three seasons, the Irish haven’t won 10 games in back-to-back seasons since the early 1990s.
That doesn’t exactly scream “powerhouse,” but perception is all that really matter in college football recruiting.