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New Canaan QB Drew Pyne verbally commits to Notre Dame football

New Canaan QB Drew Pyne verbally commits to Notre Dame football

By Dave Stewart

New Canaan quarterback Drew Pyne in action during the Rams’ win over Westhill last fall. — Dave Stewart photo

New Canaan High School sophomore Drew Pyne has made a decision on his football future, giving a verbal commitment to Notre Dame.

Pyne, the Rams’ starting quarterback the past two seasons, made the choice during an official visit last week.

“When I was on campus on Thursday, it just felt like home,” Pyne told 247Sports and Irish Illustrated. “It has always been a lifelong dream to play at Notre Dame. I wanted to grow up and pretty much do what Brady Quinn did, and when I visited and I got the feeling of it being home for me, I wanted to commit.”

During his two seasons at NCHS, Pyne has put up remarkably consistent numbers.

As a freshman in the fall of 2016, he threw for 2,347 yards, 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, and as a sophomore in 2017, he threw for 2,355 yards, 25 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

His 4,702 passing yards in just two seasons already have him ranked fourth on the Rams’ all-time career list, trailing Matt Milano (6,335), Michael Collins (6,323), and Kurt Horton (5,515).

During the past two seasons, New Canaan has a combined record of 21-4, which includes a 12-1 mark and a Class L championship in 2016.

Last fall, the Rams were 9-3 overall and reached the Class L semifinals. New Canaan defeated rival Darien in the Turkey Bowl to qualify for the state playoffs as the No. 8 seed, and then knocked off No. 1 Middletown 24-9 in the quarterfinals. The Rams were then eliminated by Masuk, 28-14, in the semis.

The decision to commit to Notre Dame had several layers for Pyne

“First, they’re a very good team and Coach Kelly is really driven to make them better and to push them to a national title,” Pyne told 247sports. “Secondly, they play the national schedule and play on national television every single week.

“I’m looking forward to playing for Coach Kelly as well, as I believe he’s going to lead Notre Dame to a national title in the near future.”

From:: New Canaan Advertiser