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I really think by everything that I read that we have a chance at him. Here's an interview with his private QB coach and Jake. Jake doesn't start talking until (about) the 9 minute mark and it's mostly about the Washington Huskies since his QB coach is an alumn but you can almost tell that Washington really isn't a leader. Notre Dame is not mentioned at all but it gives you a little taste of how this kid thinks and IMHO, he sounds a lot like Manti.

 

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Wow! You guys may have been following this guy closer than I but in this interview, he doesn't sound all that enamored with Washington. It's early and I could be wrong but Manti was supposed to be BYU to lose early and he was saying nice things about them but CW and Polian turned him around.

 

(Crossing fingers)

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When we offered, we told Heaps, "You're our only guy this year." We've since offered Gardner.

 

Read between the lines - the staff isn't that confident in getting Jake either.

 

I'm pretty sure they've moved on, and are probably looking at the next batch of offers to dish out (Connor Wood, Pete Thomas, a few other Cali kids, Whitmer from my home town, etc).

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ND never seemed to show much interest in Nick, which is kind of interesting. I always heard he was better than his older brother. I guess with offers out to Gardner and Heaps, and some other kids who they are thinking about offering, he just wasn't a real big top priority. Regardless, he wouldn't even see playing time til someone down the road. Crist will have two years left after Clausen is gone, and I've heard some really great things about him.

 

That said, I really like Devin Gardner, and would love to have him committ.

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why is Cali the new cradle of QB's? cause these kids have that clarkson bum as a QB coach starting in 6th grade?

 

i'm sure there are a bunch of great QB's out west (and we've got 2 on the roster already)but I just don't want us missing on a QB from elsewhere with all the intangibles (a la B Quinn) because all these guys do their lil 7 on 7's all year round.

 

That being said, Crist does appear to be a Quinn clone, minus the muscles, so I'm probably complaining for no reason.

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If anything, Texas is a bigger hotbed for QB talent. We've struggled making lasting inroads there, but Alford has a great reputation as a recruiter within the state.

 

I wouldn't worry about us ignoring other states. Remember, first two offers were to guys in Washington and Michigan. Its probably got more to do with a) big state population wise, b) lots of talent, and c) Polian and his inroads.

 

As for Nick Montana, its more of a mutual disinterest thing, it wasn't just Charlie being stuck up. I for one wouldn't want to compete against my brother at the same position (the McCarthy brothers are at opposite safety positions, for example, so they aren't in a position to create ill will with one over the other). Likewise, some kids wouldn't want to follow their father's footsteps, and make their own way as their own man. Its not a big deal, I wish Nick well wherever he goes.

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Like Calves, I'm reading between the lines. It would appear that the staff isn't confident on Gardner either since we're starting to hear about other QB prospects. That is, unless CW became open to taking two quarterbacks this year.

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Like Calves, I'm reading between the lines. It would appear that the staff isn't confident on Gardner either since we're starting to hear about other QB prospects. That is, unless CW became open to taking two quarterbacks this year.

 

and i'm ok with that. I'm not huge on Gardner at ND, but i would like it if he didnt' end up at michigan.

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we have to take 2 QBs in this class, so the offers are going to start flying. I think they're trying to gauge these prospects' interest b4 letting loose on more offers.

 

The good thing about Heaps is that he wants to have his decision by spring, so we can def move on if he chooses elsewhere. If he picks ND then we can focus on getting more of a project to come in with him, so we have 2 solid QBs.

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