Notre Dame Commit Tracker: Week Three

September 4, 2017 Corey Bodden, David McKinney, Recruiting Reporters

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Notre Dame offensive line commit John Dirksen and Maria Stein (Ohio) Marion Local earned a big 41-0 win on Friday over Hamler (Ohio) Patrick Henry.

While Notre Dame started its 2017 campaign on Saturday, Irish commits and top targets continued their seasons over the weekend.

Below you will find a recap of how each commit performed in their respective games and top Irish targets as well.

IRISH COMMITS

Class of 2018

• DT Jayson Admeilola — Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep

Last Week: St. Peter’s Prep’s defense didn’t budge allowing just three total yards in a 48-0 win over Union City (N.J.) High (0-1).

Up Next: St. Peter’s Prep (1-0) will play a netrual site game versus Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Prep (1-0).

• DE Justin Ademilola — Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep

Last Week: St. Peter’s Prep’s defense didn’t budge allowing just three total yards in a 48-0 win over Union City (N.J.) High (0-1).

Up Next: St. Peter’s Prep (1-0) will play a netrual site game versus Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Prep (1-0).

• S Derrik Allen — Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter

Last Week: Allen recorded the game-clinching interception to win 38-35 over Marietta (Ga.) Kell (0-2). Allen added 10-plus tackles and a touchdown reception in the win.

Up Next: Lassiter (3-0) returns to the field 9/15 versus Marietta (Ga.) High.

• WR Kevin Austin — Coconut Creek (Fla.) North Broward Prep

Last Week: Austin caught five passes for 123 yards in a touchdown in a 31-28 win over Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) The Benjamin School.

Up Next: North Broward Prep (2-0) will be on the road next week to take on Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep.

• LB Matthew Bauer — Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep

Last Week: Bauer and the Cathedral Prep dominated for the second-straight allowing just 87 yards, according to the school Twitter account, in a 38-0 win over Erie (Pa.) High (1-1).

Up Next: Cathedral Prep (2-0) will be on the road to face Erie (Pa.) McDowell (1-1).

• OT John Dirksen — Maria Stein (Ohio) Marion Local

Last Week: Anchored an offensive line which helped Marion Local to a 41-0 win over Hamler (Ohio) Patrick Henry (0-2).

Up Next: Marion Local (2-0) will travel to Coldwater (Ohio) High (1-1).

• DT Ja'Mion Franklin — Ridgely (Md.) North Caroline

Last Week: Franklin recorded a couple tackles for loss, according to Franklin, in a 44-0 season opening win over Salisbury (Md.) Wicomico (0-1).

Up Next: North Caroline (1-0) will be on the road to face Berlin (Md.) Decatur (1-0).

• WR Micah Jones — Gurnee (Ill.) Warren Township

Last Week: Jones and Warren Township bounced back from a season opening loss to notch their first win with a 7-3 victory over Winnetka (Ill.) New Trier (1-1). Jones caught six passes for 47 yards.

Up Next: Warren Township (1-1) will be at home versus Libertyville (Ill.) High (1-1).

• QB Phil Jurkovec — Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland

Last Week: Continued his hot start throwing for 439 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for three more touchdowns and 61 yards in a 53-29 win over Pittsburgh Mt. Lebanon (1-1). Jurkovec has 12 total touchdowns in two games.

Up Next: Pine-Richland (2-0) will be on the road to face Harmony (Pa.) Seneca Valley (0-1).

• LB Jack Lamb — Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak

Last Week: Great Oak defeated Riverside (Calif.) King (0-1) 19-0. Lamb is out for six weeks with a knee injury.

Up Next: Great Oak (1-1) will return to action on 9/15 on the road against Phellan (Calif.) Serrano.

• OT Cole Mabry — Brentwood (Tenn.) High

Last Week:Mabry and Brentwood continued their winning ways with a 38-o victory over Dickson (Tenn.) Dickson County (0-2).

Up Next: Brentwood (3-0) will be on the road against Clarksville (Tenn.) West Creek (2-1).

• LB Ovie Oghoufo — Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison

Last Week: Notched five tackles including two for loss and two receptions for 33 yards in a 30-3 win over Troy (Mich.) High (1-1).

Up Next: Harrison (1-1) will be at home facing Rochester Hills (Mich.) Stoney Creek (1-1).

• Rov Shayne Simon — Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep

Last Week: St. Peter’s Prep’s defense didn’t budge allowing just three total yards in a 48-0 win over Union City (N.J.) High (0-1). Simon recorded a pick-six and three catches for 77 yards in the victory.

Up Next: St. Peter’s Prep (1-0) will play a netrual site game versus Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Prep (1-0).

• RB Jahmir Smith — Sanford (N.C.) Lee County

Last Week: Smith recorded two touchdowns and two-point conversion score in a 39-0 win over Raleigh (N.C.) Wakefield (0-3). Lee County has not allowed a point all season outscoring opponents 119-0.

Up Next: Lee County (3-0) will be on the road against Raeford (N.C.) Hoke County (0-2).

• RB Markese Stepp — Indianapolis Cathedral

Last Week: Stepp had 83 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in a 25-20 road loss to Pickerington Central (Ohio) High (2-0).

Up Next: Cathedral (0-3) has a neutral site game against Indianapolis Bishop Chatard (1-2).

• TE George Takacs — Naples (Fla.) Gulf Coast

Last Week: Takacs caught three passes for 53 yards in a 46-6 win over Hialeah (Fla.) Hialeah Gardens (1-1)

Up Next: Gulf Coast (2-0) will host Miami (Fla.) Monsignor Place (1-0)

Class of 2019

• DT Jacob Lacey — Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren

Last Week: Continued being a disruptive forced notching six or seven tackles, three for loss and sack, according to his father, in a 36-7 win over Franklin (Ky.) Franklin-Simpson (1-2).

Up Next: South Warren (3-0) will be at home to face Cecilia (Ky.) Central Hardin (2-1).

• QB Cade McNamara — Reno (Nev.) Damonte Ranch

Last Week: McNamara complete 12 of 32 passes for two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 27-26 win at Fresno (Calif.) Edison (0-2).

Up Next: Damonte Ranch (2-0) will host Reno (Nev.) Hug (0-2).

TOP IRISH TARGETS

Class of 2018

• DE Thomas Booker — Baltimore Gilman

Last Week: Gilman fell 23-10 to Olney (Md.) Good Counsel (1-0).

Up Next: Gilman (0-2) will be at home hosting North Bethesda (Md.) Georgetown Prep (1-0).

• CB Tariq Bracy — Milpitas (Calif.) High

Last Week: Milpitas (1-0) had a bye this week.

Up Next: Milpitas (1-0) will host Berkeley (Calif) High (1-0).

• CB Donte Burton — Loganville (Ga.) High

Last Week: Loganville fell 24-17 to Cumming (Ga.) North Forsyth (2-1). Burton recorded an interception in the game.

Up Next: Loganville (0-2) will be on the road to face Covington (Ga.) Eastside (2-1).

• S Julius Irvin — Anaheim (Calif.) Servite

Last Week: Irvin had five total tackles and an interception in 38-28 win over American Fork (Utah) High (1-2).

Up Next: Servite (2-0) will travel to Eastvale (Calif.) Roosevelt (1-0).

• WR Lawrence Keys — New Orleans McDonogh

Last Week: Keys and McDonogh fell 6-0 to New Orleans St. Augustine (1-1).

Up Next: McDonogh (1-1) will host Marerro (La.) L.W. Higgins (0-1).

• S D’Angelo McKenzie — San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian

Last Week:McKenzie recorded two tackles in a 48-7 win over Santa Clara (Calif) Wilcox (0-2).

Up Next: Valley Christian (1-1) will host Chico (Calif) Pleasant Valley (1-1).

• OT Chris Murray — Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei.

Last Week: Mater Dei won 35-21 over Las Vegas Bishop Gorman (1-1) in a matchup of two of the top five teams nationally, according to USA Today. The win snapped Bishop Gorman’s 55-game winning streak.

Up Next: Mater Dei (2-0) will host La Mirada (Calif.) High (0-2).

• OT Nick Petit-Frere — Tampa Berkeley Prep

Last Week:Berkeley Prep picked up a 35-0 win over Auburndale (Fla.) Kindgom Prep (0-2). The Berkeley Prep offense rushed for 268 yards.

Up Next: Berkeley Prep will travel to Sarasota (Fla.) Cardinal Mooney (2-0).

• WR Geordon Porter — Etiwanda (Calif.) High

Last Week: Porter caught seven passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns in a 59-55 loss to Redlands (Calif.) East Valley (1-0).

Up Next: Etiwanda will host Corona (Calif) Centennial (1-1).

• OG Jamaree Salyer — Atlanta Pace Academy

Last Week: Pace fell 37-3 to Atlanta Hapeville Charter (2-1).

Up Next: Pace (0-2) will be on the road to face Thomson (Ga.) High.

• OG Sam Taimani — Salt Lake City East

Last Week: East picked up a 35-14 over Saguaro (Ariz.) High (1-2).

Up Next: East will travel to Saratoga Springs (Utah) Westlake (0-3).

• TE Tommy Tremble — Norcross (Ga.) Wesleyan

Tremble will miss the remainder of the 2017 season with an injury.

• CB Joe Wilkins Jr. — North Fort Myers (Fla.) High

Last Week: Wilkins Jr. had three receptions for 48 yards in a 34-17 win over Fort Myers (Fla.) High (1-1).

Up Next: North Fort Myers will host Naples (Fla.) Palmetto Ridge (1-0).

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