2016 QB intrigued by Irish offense

Sophomore quarterback Jawon Pass of Columbia (Ga.) Carver picked up an offer from Notre Dame last week, and he explains the early stages of his relationship with Irish quarterbacks coach Matt LeFleur. Pass also names two programs in very good standing with him early...

Notre Dame became the eighth program to extend an offer to Columbia (Ga.) Carver four-star sophomore quarterback when it offered Jawon Pass last week.

"The offer kind of surprised me," Pass said. "I spoke with [quarterbacks] Coach (Matt) LeFleur, and he said he likes everything about me, and I can make him a better coach like he can make me a better player. He said Notre Dame is going to recruit me really hard."

Pass' eight offers include Clemson, Florida, Miami, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Texas A&M. He named Auburn as the school that could be next to offer.

"It's (recruiting) going alright," Pass said. "I haven't really talked to any coaches a ton at this point or taken any visits, so I'm still getting to know everybody. I make smart decisions, and I'm a true dual-threat quarterback that can throw and run. That's why coaches like me."

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound quarterback picked up his first offer in the 9th grade.

"I think I knew I was going to be recruited when I was in the 9th grade," Pass said. "North Carolina offered me my first scholarship before I even started one game."

Out of the eight schools to have extended a scholarship offer, does Pass have any favorites?

"I wouldn't say that I have any favorites because I haven't taken any visits, but if I had to pick, it would be either Notre Dame or Texas A&M."

The primary appeal to Notre Dame for Pass is what he can bring to the table on offense.

"I like what Coach LeFleur is telling me," Pass said. "I can be a big part of their offense and really make plays."

Pass currently does not have any visits or camps planned, but he does hope to see a few places this spring and summer.

"I don't have any visits planned at the moment, but I know I'm definitely going to take some this spring, I'm just not sure where," Pass said. "Notre Dame might have to be on an official visit because it's not too close, but hopefully this year or next year I can visit before that."

For the 2016 fast-rising highly touted recruit, offense and environment will be the two primary factors in his ultimate decision.

"It's going to be where I feel most comfortable and what offense I fit into the best," Pass said.

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