Notre Dame may have adjusted some of the ways it views prospects since Chuck Martin has taken over as offensive coordinator, but it’s clear the Irish still place a major premium on quarterbacks being able to keep plays alive in the pocket while keeping their eyes downfield.
The attribute helped Devante Kincade, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound signal-caller from Dallas powerhouse Skyline High School, land an offer from Notre Dame assistant Kerry Cooks on Friday.
“He asked me how I’d like to be offered as a quarterback at Notre Dame,” Kincade said of his conversation with Cooks. “I said, ‘That would be great. Does that mean I have an offer from y’all?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ He said they like the way I handle myself on the field. Some quarterbacks get out and just run. He likes the way I stay in the pocket and buy my receivers more time.