DE Drennon Sets Notre Dame Visit

ERIAL, N.J. -- Timber Creek Regional High defensive end Dajaun Drennon received an offer from Notre Dame on Monday ,and he told IrishEyes.com on Wednesday he set up a visit to campus. He also went in-depth on his offer and spoke about his relationship with the Notre Dame coaching staff.

ERIAL, N.J. -- Within two days of receiving an offer from Notre Dame, Timber Creek Regional High defensive end Dajaun Drennon has a date picked out and the trip set for an unofficial visit.

"I'm going up March 24 for a spring practice," the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Drennon said. "I want to go out and get a feel for it."

Drennon, who holds more than two dozen offers, was offered by the Irish on Monday, and it made a huge impression.

Sitting in a classroom at Timber Creek after school Wednesday, he was excited to talk about the Irish, and what it means to get the offer from such a well-known school.

"That is a big deal because Notre Dame is a prestigious school from a football and academic standpoint," he said. "It is huge. I talked to (assistant) coach (Bob) Diaco, and I'm supposed to call him today and talk to the head coach (Brian Kelly)."

Drennon doesn't know a lot about Notre Dame's history because he wasn't a big college football fan. He didn't watch the sport until he began playing it as a freshman, but he is quickly learning how much Notre Dame means to other people.

"When I told people I got the Notre Dame offer, they were like, ‘Oh my gosh, you got a Notre Dame offer?' " Drennon said. "It is a good thing."

One of the things Drennon enjoys about the recruiting process is getting to know different people, and it includes coaches. He just started talking to Diaco, and Drennon said a big part of his decision will come down to his interaction with the coaching staff because of the importance of strong relationships.

"He's a cool guy," Drennon said of Diaco. "(Tuesday) was my first day really talking to him, but he's cool. He knows a lot of stuff about Notre Dame and the schools they play, and their history. It's going to be good getting to know him."

Drennon, who is one of New Jersey's top talents in the 2013 class, wasn't expecting such a frenzy over this recruitment, but it has taught him plenty.

"I've learned having a lot of offers is good, but it can get annoying," he said. "You're getting five phone calls a day, having 10 messages a day on Facebook …it's just crazy."

He added he is not close to making a decision.

"Nothing is standing out yet," he said. "It's still early in the process."


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