Dayne Crist told the local media in South Bend that he plans on making a decision on where he will be quarterbacking in 2012 within the next week or so, as the fan bases of the Wisconsin Badgers and the Kansas Jayhawks wait with baited breath.
Will the influence of Charlie Weis be enough to bring Crist under center in Lawrence in 2012? Remains to be seen. Here's a perspective on Crist from KUsports.com:
As a high school senior in Canoga Park, Calif., Crist earned a five-star rating from Rivals.com and was ranked as the No. 2 quarterback prospect in the nation. His career at Notre Dame did not bring similar success. Two knee injuries cost him the better part of two seasons, and, after being named the starter for 2011, he was benched during the opening game of the season and appeared in just three games the rest of the way. Now, Crist, who has the look and feel of an NFL quarterback, is determined to prove he still can play. Whichever school he feels gives him the best shot of realizing his pro football dream may have an advantage. Of course, other factors also are in play.
February 1 is the official signing day for the Class of 2012, and junior-college transfers are allowed to sign from now up till January 15th.