Notre Dame Commits And Targets Game Preview

September 15, 2017 Corey Bodden, David McKinney, Recruiting Reporters

Notre Dame OL commit John Dirksen.

A look at where Notre Dame's commits and top targets will be playing today and this weekend during their prep games.


Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep (1-1) - Irish commits Jayson Ademilola, Justin Ademilola and Shayne Simon have a bye

Coconut Creek (Fla.) North Broward Prep (2-0) vs. Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Westminster Academy (0-2) - Wide receiver commit Kevin Austin and North Broward Prep will be back in action after last week's game was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.

Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep (3-0) vs. Cleveland Benedictine Prep (3-0) - linebacker commit Matthew Bauer and his Cathedral Prep team will look to stay perfect on the year in a battle of undefeated teams.

Maria Stein (Ohio) Marion Local (3-0) vs Minster (Ohio) High (3-0) - Offensive lineman commit John Dirksen and his Marion Local team will try to remain undefeated in a battle of 3-0 teams.

Ridgely (Md.) North Caroline (1-0) at Cambridge (Md.) Cambridge-South Dorchester - North Caroline and defensive tackle commit Ja’Mion Franklin will look to continue their early season success against Cambridge-South Dorchester team that is yet to win a game in 2017.

Gurnee (Ill.) Warren Township (2-1) at Lake Forest (Ill.) High (2-1) - Irish wide receiver commit Micah Jones and Warren Township will look to pick up a win against a Lake Forest team that posted a 8-4 record in 2016.

Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland (3-0) vs. Pittsburgh Penn Hills (3-0) - Quarterback commit Phil Jurkovec will look to keep his strong senior season going against a Penn Hills team that went 4-6 in 2016.

Micah Jones
Wide Receiver
Notre Dame
RR: 5.8
Ht: 6'5.0"
Wt: 205.0
Class: 2018

Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren (4-0) vs. Leitchfield (Ky.) Grayson (1-3) County - Junior defensive tackle Jacob Lacey and South Warren will look to stay unbeaten on the 2017 season.

Brentwood (Tenn.) High (4-0) vs Brentwood (Tenn.) Ravenwood (3-1) - Notre Dame offensive tackle commit Cole Mabry and Brentwood look to move to 5-0 on the year against one of their biggest crosstown rivals.

Reno (Nev.) Damonte Ranch (3-0) at Sparks (Nev.) Spanish Springs (2-1) - Notre Dame’s 2019 quarterback commit Cade McNamara and Damonte Ranch look to stay unbeaten on the year against a Spanish Springs team that went 5-5 last season.

Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison (2-1) at Birmingham (Mich.) Seaholm - Linebacker commit Ovie Oghoufo and Harrison will look to move to 3-1 0n the year against a Seaholm team that went 3-6 in 2016.

Sanford (N.C.) Lee County (4-0) at Morehead City (N.C.) West Carteret (4-0 - Running back Jahmir Smith and Lee County will look to move to 5-0 in a battle of undefeated North Carolina teams.

Indianapolis Cathedral (1-3) at Cincinnati St. Xavier (3-0) - Running back commit Markese Stepp and the Cathedral Fighting Irish will be on the road against a St. Xavier team that went 10-5 in 2016 and captured the Ohio Division 1 State Championship.

Naples (Fla.) Gulf Coast (2-0) at Naples (Fla.) High (1-1) - Tight end commit George Takacs and Gulf Coast will return to action after last week's game was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.


Baltimore Gilman (0-3) at Alexandria (Va.) Episcopal (1-0) - Gilman and defensive end target Thomas Booker will try to get their first win of the season.

Milpitas (Calif.) High (3-0) at Salinas (Calif.) High (1-1) - Cornerback target Tariq Bracy and Milpitas will attempt to move to 4-0 against a Salinas team that finished at 5-6 in 2016.

Loganville (Ga.) High (0-3) at Winder (Ga.) Winder-Barrow (3-0) - Cornerback target Donte Burton and Loganville look to pick up their first win of the season against a Winder-Barrow team that posted a 5-6 record in 2016.

Anaheim (Calif.) Servite (3-0) at Villa Park (Calif.) High (2-0) - Safety target Julius Irvin and servite will look to keep up their winning ways against a Villa Park team that went 9-2 in 2016.

Julius Irvin

RR: 5.8
Ht: 6'1.0"
Wt: 180.0
Class: 2018
Commitment status:

New Orleans McDonogh 35 (2-1) vs. Reserve (La.) East St. John (2-1) - Irish wide receiver target Lawrence Keys and McDonogh look to continue their hot streak after a 76-0 win last week.

San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian (1-1) vs. Chico (Calif) Pleasant Valley (1-1) - Safety target D'Angelo McKenzie and Valley Christian look to repeat their win over Pleasant Valley from last season (17-14). Pleasant Valley finished 11-3 last season on their way to a CIF 4-A state title.

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei (3-0) vs. Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic (1-1) - Offensive line target Chris Murray and Mater Dei rolled last weekend against La Mirada (Calif.) High and looks to beat East Coast power Bergen Catholic.

Etiwanda (Calif.) High (1-2) vs. Hesperia (Calif.) Oak Hills (1-2)Wide receiver target Geordon Porter and Etiwanda will look to get on the scoreboard this week after a rough outing against Corona (Calif.) Centennial.

Atlanta Pace (0-3) at Stone Mountain (Ga.) High (1-2) - Five-star guard target Jamaree Salyer and Pace Academy look to get in the win column week.

Salt Lake City East (3-1) at Taylorsville (Utah) High (2-2) - Offensive guard target Sam Taimani and East look to go to 4-1.


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