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Sept. 26, 2016

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Page 46 of 55 SEPT. 26, 2016 47 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ROUNDUP • Camp Hill (Pa.) Camp Hill High product Zack Kuntz, the No. 1 tight end in the class of 2018 according to Rivals, will visit the weekend of the Duke game Sept. 24. Kuntz, who stands 6-7 and weighs 210 pounds, is also listed as a four-star recruit and the No. 50 overall player nationally. Joining Kuntz on the visit will be Mechanicsburg (Pa.) Cum- berland Valley inside linebacker Charlie Katshir. The 6-3, 190-pound three-star prospect currently holds offers from Penn State and Syracuse. • La Mirada (Calif.) High's Elijah Hicks, a four-star talent and the No. 27 athlete in the country according to Rivals, will take an official visit to Notre Dame Oct. 15 when the Irish host Stanford. Hicks, who was offered by Notre Dame Aug. 3, is joining an already impressive list of prospects that will be in South Bend for the Stanford game. Along with Hicks, Notre Dame will also host Graham (Wash.) Graham-Kapowsin offensive tackle Foster Sarrell and Los Angeles Salesian linebacker Rahyme Johnson. Rivals rates Sarrell as a five- star prospect, and the No. 1 offensive tackle and No. 3 overall player nationally. Johnson is listed as a four-star recruit and the No. 21 outside linebacker in the land. • Notre Dame made quite an impression on Fairfield (Ohio) High 2018 four-star offensive tackle Jackson Carman during his visit for the Nevada game Sept. 10. Carman said the visit "went awesome," and he was so impressed with what he saw on that first visit that he decided to come back for a second visit a week later to see Notre Dame play Michigan State Sept. 17. Ohio State is the current leader for Carman, but the fact that he made back-to-back trips to South Bend can only be seen as good news for Irish fans. Carman is ranked as the No. 8 offensive tackle and the No. 64 overall player in the class of 2018 by Rivals. • Los Angeles Augustus Hawkins cornerback Greg Johnson committed to Arizona March 1, but he seems to be keeping his options open. Malik James, the offensive coordinator at Augustus Hawkins, said Johnson will use one of his five official visits on a trip to South Bend — for the Stanford game Oct. 15 — and has le- gitimate interest in the Irish. James said that if the interest wasn't there, then he wouldn't be allowing Johnson to take the visit. Rivals lists Johnson as a four-star talent, and the No. 11 cornerback and No. 108 overall player in the class of 2017. • Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh standout PJ Mustipher, a 2018 defensive tackle and the younger brother of current Notre Dame starting center Sam Mustipher, will visit Notre Dame for the Virginia Tech game Nov. 19. The 6-5, 275-pounder currently holds more than 15 offers, including Notre Dame, Alabama, Michigan and Ohio State. Mustipher is rated as a four-star prospect, and the No. 4 defensive tackle and No. 90 overall player in the country. — Corey Bodden and David McKinney Follow @BGI_CoreyBodden and @BGI_DMcKinney on Twitter for daily recruiting updates available on! Recruiting Notes Fairfield (Ohio) High offensive tackle Jackson Carman took visits to Notre Dame in back- to-back weeks for the Nevada and Michigan State games. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM • LB David Adams: Pittsburgh Central Catholic (2-1) won 55-14 at home over Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny (1-2). Next game: vs. Greensburg (Pa.) Hempfield Area (3-0). • DB Paulson Adebo: Mansfield (Texas) High (1-2) lost 41-31 on the road to Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus (2-1). Next game: Bye. • DL Jayson Ademilola: Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep (1-0) had a bye. Next game: vs. Hightstown (N.J.) The Peddie School (1-0). • DL Justin Ademilola: Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep (1-0) had a bye. Next game: vs. Hightstown (N.J.) The Peddie School (1-0). • LB Matthew Bauer: Recorded three sacks to help Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep (3-0) notch a 31-15 vic- tory versus Erie (Pa.) McDowell at Veteran's Stadium. Next game: Bye. • QB Avery Davis: Sat out for the second straight contest with a high ankle sprain, Cedar Hill (Texas) High (2-1) posted a 59-21 win at home versus Mes- quite (Texas) Horn (2-1). Next game: at Duncanville (Texas) High (3-0). • DL Darnell Ewell: Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor (1-1) had a bye. Next game: vs. Elizabeth City (N.C.) North- eastern (3-0). • OL Dillan Gibbons: Helped pave the way for 425 yards of total offense (251 rushing and 174 passing) and Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic (3-0) won 35-3 at home versus Arcadia (Fla.) DeSoto County (0-3). Next game: vs. Clearwater (Fla.) Academy International (2-0). • OL Robert Hainsey: Was part of an offense that totaled 360 yards for Bradenton (Fla.) IMG (3-0), which is ranked No. 2 nationally by USA Today, in a 49-7 triumph over Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Wash- ington (1-2) in Shreveport, La. Next game: at No. 18 Washington (D.C.) St. John's (3-0). • DL Kurt Hinish: Notched two sacks and three tackles for loss in Pittsburgh Central Catholic's (2-1) 55-14 win at home versus Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny (1-2). Next game: vs. Greensburg (Pa.) Hempfield Area (3-0). • RB C.J. Holmes: Cheshire (Conn.) Academy (0-0) did not open the season until Sept. 17. Next game: at Wallingford (Conn.) Choate Rosemary (0-0). • QB Phil Jurkovec: Connected on 17 of 25 throws for 367 yards with five touchdowns in Pine-Rich- land's (2-1) 51-20 win at home versus Harmony (Pa.) Seneca Valley (1-1). Next game: at Pittsburgh Penn Hills (2-1). • TE Cole Kmet: Missed the game because of mono, but Arlington Heights (Ill.) St. Viator (2-1) posted a 28-14 win versus Chicago Heights (Ill.) Mar- ian Catholic (1-2). Next game: at Lisle (Ill.) Benet Academy (2-1). • OL Joshua Lugg: Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny (1-2) lost 55-14 at Pittsburgh Central Catholic (2-1). Next game: vs. Pittsburgh Shaler Area (0-3). • DL Johnathon MacCollister: Caught an 11-yard touchdown at tight end in Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore's (2-1) 38-33 loss at home versus Orange City (Fla.) University (3-0). Next game: vs. Groveland (Fla.) South Lake (2-1). • LB Ovie Oghoufo: Shined on both sides of the ball in Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison's (2-1) 45-7 road victory against Birmingham (Mich.) Seaholm (0-3) … Hauled in two passes for 57 yards and a touchdown on offense, while compiling five total stops, four tackles for loss and two sacks on defense. Next game: vs. West Bloomfield (Mich.) High (3-0). • WR Jordan Pouncey: Logged nine carries for 129 yards and a score on offense plus contributed a 95- yard kickoff return for a touchdown to lead Winter Park (Fla.) High (2-1) to a 46-13 road win versus Or- lando (Fla.) Freedom (0-2). Next game: vs. Orlando (Fla.) Colonial (0-3). • DB Isaiah Robertson: Caught five passes for 40 yards and a touchdown on offense plus added an interception on defense to help Naperville (Ill.) Neuqua Valley (3-0) record a 24-17 win on the road against Aurora (Ill.) Waubonsie Valley (2-1). Next game: vs. Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville South (0-3). • RB Markese Stepp: Did not play due to a ham- string injury, but Indianapolis Cathedral (4-0) won 44-10 on the road against Indianapolis Bishop Cha- tard (1-3). Next game: at Cincinnati St. Xavier (1-2). • LB Pete Werner: Was part of a defense that surrendered only 215 total yards in Indianapolis Cathedral's (4-0) 44-10 road win against Indianapolis Bishop Chatard (1-3). Next game: vs. Cincinnati St. Xavier (1-2). • LB Drew White: Made six total tackles, includ- ing one for loss, to help Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas (2-1) notch a 49-0 victory at home over Plantation (Fla.) High (0-3). Next game: Bye. • TE Brock Wright: Notched one catch for four yards in Cypress (Texas) Cy-Fair's (1-1) 44-13 road victory versus Katy (Texas) Cypress Lakes (1-1). Next game: vs. Cypress (Texas) Springs (1-1). • WR Michael Young: Did not play because he is recovering from a broken hand, but Destrehan (La.) High (2-0) posted a 34-7 win on the road against Baton Rouge (La.) Woodlawn (0-2). Next game: vs. Marrero (La.) John Ehret (2-0). COMMITMENT UPDATES Games played Sept. 9-10 unless otherwise noted

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