Diaco Visits Drennon, Who Plans Official

Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco was at Timber Creek Regional (Erial, N.J.) on Tuesday, and he asked the question of whether or not defensive end Dajaun Drennon would take an official visit in the fall.

Defensive end Dajaun Drennon made a junior day visit to Notre Dame and left enamored with the program and campus.

Irish defensive coordinator Bob Diaco made a Tuesday visit to Timber Creek Regional High (Erial, N.J.) to check in on Drennon, and the feedback he received as positive.

"(Diaco) wanted to know if Dajaun was officially going to visit, and Dajaun plans on officially visiting out there," Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson said. "He wants to get out there again unofficially, but the money and driving and stuff like that (is hard), but he definitely plans on officially visiting out there."

A date for the official visit needs to be worked out with the Irish's and Timber Creek's schedule, but the plan clearly demonstrates Drennon's interest in Notre Dame.

Also, the day provided Diaco and Hinson time to speak about Drennon's usage in the Irish's defense, and also how he would fit into campus life.

"Coach Diaco and I had some really good conversations," Hinson said, "in terms of how they want to use Dajaun, and how perfect of a fit he is and how on his visit it seemed like a perfect fit for him football-wise and how well he got along with the guys.

"I told him there hadn't been anything negative about Notre Dame said from Dajaun or express any less interest or a lack of desire to go to Notre Dame. He's just trying to not commit early, so he's not tipping his hand on any schools."

Drennon plays defensive end in Timber Creek's 4-3 defense, but would shift to Notre Dame's ‘Cat' position in the 3-4 defense.

And not only does Hinson believe Drennon would fit well on the field, but also in the classroom and socially at the school.

"I think he would fit great," Hinson said. "Dajaun's a super kid. He's never been in trouble. Not even for walking to class late. Everybody in the school loves him. He's a popular kid, he's got a sense of humor, his friends are good kids. That right there makes you think he is the kind of kid who will do well at Notre Dame."

Drennon, who holds two dozen offers, does not plan on making a decision until after the season.

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