Quarterback Dayne Crist (6-5, 225, 4.65) from Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame has come out of the box with four early offers making a good case that Crist may be the most wanted gun slinger from the Golden State for the class of 2008.
Crist currently holds offers from Duke, Minnesota, LSU and his latest offer from Norte Dame. He has been to junior days at both local schools, UCLA and USC while being heavily recruited by the entire Pac 10.
Notre Dame Coach Kevin Rooney has a pretty good idea why his signal caller is so highly coveted by major football programs from across the country.
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"Dayne as a great arm," Rooney said. "He has great size 6-foot-5, 225 and he's very athletic. He has good quickness and speed for his size.
"Dayne is also very intelligent and picks up offensive concepts easily," Rooney said. "He is also a great leader. He's the whole package as a quarterback."
Even though he missed four games due to an injury, Crist was still named first-team all-league after throwing for 1,270 yards and 17 touchdowns against only three interceptions. He also rushed for 230 yards and four rushing touchdowns.
One of the reasons that Crist is being so highly sought after is he's very versatile. He could run all the offenses and do them well.
Crist could run the west coast, the spread and just about any other offense a college would want to run. There are few and far between quarterbacks who have the size, feet and arm combination that Crist. He looks like an athletic tight end.
Crist may take an unofficial visit to Notre Dame in April.