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Notre Dame's QB of the future still two years away—but worth the wait

SOUTH BEND – Before Nick Saban offered him a scholarship in eighth grade, before he was a four-star quarterback prospect, and before he committed to play football at Notre Dame, Drew Pyne was a water boy.
For his brother, that is. And a few other hot shots at IMG Academy in Florida. He’d do it just for fun in middle school when he and his family came down from Connecticut to visit his older brother Brendan, now a linebacker at Brown. Brendan’s teammates — specifically former Ole Miss and current Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson and Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois — noticed Drew’s talent