Blue and Gold Illustrated

Oct. 17, 2016

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 47 of 55

48 OCT. 17, 2016 BLUE & GOLD ILLUSTRATED FOOTBALL RECRUITING ROUNDUP COMMITMENT UPDATES Games played Sept. 30-Oct. 1 unless otherwise noted • LB David Adams: Made multiple tackles in Pittsburgh Central Catholic's (5-1) 48-35 win over Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine Richland (4-2). Next game: Butler (Pa.) High (2-3). • DB Paulson Adebo: Mansfield (Texas) High (3-2) notched a 43-14 win at Arlington (Texas) High (2-3). Next game: at Arlington (Texas) Martin (2-3). • DL Jayson Ademilola: Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep (3-1) fell 28-21 at Paramus (N.J.) Catho- lic (4-1). Next game: at Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic (1-3). • DL Justin Ademilola: Recorded two tackles for loss in Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep's (3-1) 28-21 loss at Paramus (N.J.) Catholic (4-1). Next game: at Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic (1-3). • LB Matthew Bauer: Recorded seven tackles and two sacks in Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep's (6-0) 41-0 victory at Buffalo (N.Y.) St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Prep (2-3) … Cathedral Prep limited St. Joseph's to 110 yards of total offense. Next game: Waterford (Pa.) Fort LeBoeuf (5-1). • QB Avery Davis: Completed 19 of 28 passes for 242 yards with six touchdowns in Cedar Hill (Texas) High's (3-2) 54-50 win over Duncanville (Texas) High (4-1). David. Next game: Irving (Texas) MacArthur (4-1). • DL Darnell Ewell: Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor (4-1) won 28-9 over Norfolk (Va.) Gransby (3-2). Next game: at Portsmouth (Va.) Churchland (1-4). • OL Dillan Gibbons: Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic (5-1) totaled 288 yards of offense on the way to a 45-8 road victory over St. Petersburg (Fla.) Catholic (0-5). Next game: at St. Petersburg (Fla.) Catholic (0-4). • OL Robert Hainsey: Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy (5-0), which is ranked No. 2 nationally by USA Today, had a bye. Next game: Baton Rouge (La.) Southern Lab (4-2). • DL Kurt Hinish: Had multiple tackles and also played offensive line in Pittsburgh Central Catho- lic's (4-1) 48-35 victory over Pine Richland (4-2). Next game: Butler (Pa.) High (2-3). • RB C.J. Holmes: Cheshire (Conn.) Academy won 49-8 over Oakdale (Conn) St. Thomas Moore (1-2). Next game: Suffield (Conn.) Academy (2-0). • DL Donovan Jeter: Notched seven tackles, including two for a loss, in Beaver Falls High's (3-1) 66-7 win over New Brighton (Pa.) High (0-5). Next game: Leetsdale (Pa.) Quaker Valley (3-2). • QB Phil Jurkovec: Connected on 25 of 36 throws for 350 yards with two touchdowns while adding 111 yards and two scores on the ground in Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine Richland's (4-2) 48-35 defeat at Pittsburgh Central Catholic (5-1) … However, he suffered a thumb injury in the first half that is expected to keep him sidelined for eight weeks … Pine Richland head coach Eric Kasperowicz told Blue & Gold Illustrated that his QB could potentially return if the team makes it to the state playoffs … For the season, he was 104-of-167 passing (62.3 percent) for 1,673 yards with 12 touchdowns and two interceptions, plus had 82 rushing attempts for 481 yards and eight scores. Next game: at McMurray (Pa.) Peters Township (2-4). • TE Cole Kmet: Had 119 receiving yards and a touchdown in Arlington Heights (Ill.) St. Viator's (4-2) 48-32 win over Woodstock (Ill.) Marian Central (3-3). Next game: at Chicago St. Patrick (4-2). • OL Joshua Lugg: Helped the offense gain 378 total yards, 316 of which came on the ground, in Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny's (3-2) 22-15 victory over Pittsburgh Mt. Lebanon (3-3). Next game: Pittsburgh Penn Hills (3-3). • DL Johnathon MacCollister: Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore (4-1) blanked Groveland (Fla.) South Lake (2-3) 47-0. Next game: Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter (5-0). • LB Ovie Oghoufo: Recorded 10 tackles, five tackles for a loss and two sacks in Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison's (3-3) 14-7 loss to Beverly (Mich.) Groves. Next game: at Oak Park (Mich.) High (5-2). • WR Jordan Pouncey: Winter Park (Fla.) High (4-2) won 7-0 over Orlando (Fla.) Timber Creek (4-2). Next game: Oct. 13 at Orlando (Fla.) University (0-6). • DB Isaiah Robertson: Had three catches for 55 yards on offense and one pass broken up on defense, and returned a bad snap 12 yards for a touchdown on special teams in Naperville (Ill.) Neuqua Valley's (6-0) 35-20 triumph at Naperville (Ill.) North. Next game: Wheaton (Ill.) High (3-3). • RB Markese Stepp: Did not play due to his hamstring injury in Indianapolis Cathedral's (5-2) 27-17 loss at Fishers (Ind.) High (3-4). Next game: at Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit Prep (3-4). • LB Pete Werner: Indianapolis Cathedral (5-2) lost 27-17 at Fishers (Ind.) High (3-4). Next game: at Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit Prep (3-4). • LB Drew White: Made 14 tackles in the loss, but Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas (3-2), USA Today's No. 8 team nationally, lost 25-24 in triple overtime to the USA Today's No. 1 team, Las Vegas Bishop Gorman. Next game: Deerfield (Fla.) Beach (4-1). • TE Brock Wright: Caught two passes for 76 yards and a touchdown in a 45-3 rout of Houston Jersey Village (2-3) to improve to 3-2. Next game: Cypress (Texas) Cy-Ridge (5-0). • WR Michael Young: Destrehan (La.) High (5-0) won 44-17 Hounna (La.) Terrebonne (3-2). Next game: at Reserve (La.) East St. John (5-0). • Two of Notre Dame's top 2017 targets are no longer in the mix. Four-star prospect Tarik Black, who is ranked as the No. 14 wide receiver and No. 99 player nationally by Rivals, no longer communicates with the Irish staff, signaling what many thought before — Notre Dame will not land the talented pass catcher. Black, the teammate of Notre Dame 2017 running back commit C.J. Holmes, is believed to be a Michigan lean. It was thought he would still take a visit to Notre Dame later in the year, but that will not happen. The other is five-star offensive tackle Jedrick Wills of Lexington (Ky.) Lafayette, who is ranked as the No. 4 tackle and No. 16 player nationally by Rivals. Wills has not been in communication with the Notre Dame since the summer. The Irish were considered a major player in his recruit- ment throughout the summer until he visited Alabama, with the Tide holding his favor following the trip. Wills was expected to commit during the final stages of summer, but didn't. However, the Irish never re-entered the competition for him. • Two premier 2017 prospects are working on setting up their official visits to South Bend. Chesapeake (Va.) In- dian River four-star safety Devon Hunter will potentially take his official to South Bend Oct. 15 for the Stanford game. The date is still in the works for Hunter — who is ranked as the No. 3 safety and No. 53 player nationally by Rivals — but it seems the visit will happen. One of Notre Dame's top tar- gets left on the offensive line board is Trey Smith, a four-star tackle at Jackson (Tenn.) Uni- versity School. Smith is working on setting up his official visit for when the Irish take on Virginia Tech Nov. 19. Smith, who is ranked as the No. 14 offensive tackle and No. 91 player nationally by Rivals, was originally plan- ning to take the visit for the Stanford game, but decided to push it back. The change most likely stems from the Rivals four-star wanting to take an unofficial to Tennessee when the Vols take on Alabama in Knoxville the same day as the Notre Dame-Stanford matchup. Getting both players on campus is huge for the Irish and their chances. The visit would be Hunter's first time on campus, and Smith has been to South Bend multiple times. Notre Dame has some ground to make up with Hunter, who's perceived leaders are Virginia Tech, Florida and North Carolina. The Irish have always been in the hunt for Smith, but some around the industry believe Tennes- see has taken control given their early success this season. • Buena Park (Calif.) High Rivals four-star 2017 corner- back Elijah Gates was planning to take an official visit to Notre Dame following the season, but those plans have changed. The Irish have moved on from Gates, according to the cornerback. Gates was told the Irish "have other recruiting needs." — Corey Bodden and David McKinney Recruiting Notes TREY SMITH Follow @BGI_CoreyBodden and @BGI_DMcKinney on Twitter for daily recruiting updates!

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Blue and Gold Illustrated - Oct. 17, 2016