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Oct. 9, 2017

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Page 46 of 55 OCT. 9, 2017 47 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ROUNDUP • DL Jayson Ademilola: Recorded a sack in Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep's (2-1) 43-20 win over West Orange (N.J.) Seton Hall Prep (0-3), per Next game: vs. Paramus (N.J.) Catholic (2-2). • DL Justin Ademilola: Also notched a sack in Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep's (2-1) 43-20 triumph over West Orange (N.J.) Seton Hall Prep (0-3), per Next game: vs. Paramus (N.J.) Catholic (2-2). • DB Derrik Allen: Registered 20 tackles (18 solo), a 56-yard touchdown reception and 103 kick return yards in Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter's (4-1) 37-20 loss to Cumming (Ga.) South Forsyth (5-0) … For the season, he has compiled approximately 50 tackles, three passes broken up, two interceptions and three receiving touchdowns. Next game: vs. Roswell (Ga.) High Oct. 6. • WR Kevin Austin: Caught one pass for 10 yards in Coconut Creek (Fla.) North Broward Prep's (2-1) 49-3 setback against West Palm Beach (Fla.) King's Academy (3-0) … For the season, he has totaled 221 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Next game: vs. Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Somerset Academy (3-0). • LB Matthew Bauer: Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep (5-0) allowed just 151 total yards during a 69-7 rout of Edinboro (Pa.) General McLane (1-4). Next game: vs. Athol Springs (N.Y.) St. Francis (1-3). • OL John Dirksen: Maria Stein (Ohio) Marion Local (5-0) posted a 28-18 vic- tory over Versailles (Ohio) High (1-4). Next game: vs. Anna (Ohio) High (5-0). • DT Ja'Mion Franklin: Ridgely (Md.) North Caroline (4-0) notched a 55-7 win over Centreville (Md.) Queen Anne's County (2-2). Next game: vs. Berlin (Md.) Decatur (2-2). • WR Micah Jones: Caught eight passes for 143 yards and a touchdown in Gurnee (Ill.) Warren Township's (3-2) 41-35 double-overtime loss to Lake Zurich (Ill.) High (5-0) … For the season, he has caught 34 passes for 483 yards and six touchdowns. Next game: at Mundelein (Ill.) High (2-3). • QB Phil Jurkovec: In just one half of action for Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland (5-0), Jurkovec completed 19 of 23 passes for 353 yards with two touchdowns in a 54-20 win over Bethel Park (Pa.) High (3-1) … Accounted for three more touchdowns on the ground while carrying the ball six times for 23 yards … For the season, he has completed 89 of 121 throws for 1,470 yards with 12 touchdowns and two interceptions … Also has 239 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. Next game: vs Pittsburgh Central Catholic (4-1). • DL Jacob Lacey: Did not play due to an injury, according to The Bowling Green Daily News, but Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren (6-0) registered a 50-6 win over Glasgow (Ky.) Barren County (0-6). Next game: vs. Bowling Green (Ky.) Greenwood (2-4). • LB Jack Lamb: Currently sidelined with a knee injury, and Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak (2-2) fell 41-20 to Upland (Calif.) High (5-0). Next game: at San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) San Juan Hills (3-2). • OL Cole Mabry: Brentwood (Tenn.) High (5-1) picked up a 49-7 win over Nolensville (Tenn.) High (2-3). Next game: at Thompson's Station (Tenn.) Independence (3-2). • QB Cade McNamara: Completed 16 of 31 passes for 328 yards with five touchdowns and one interception in a 61-27 win over Reno (Nev.) McQueen (2-2) … For the season, he has completed 86 of 156 throws for 1,398 yards with 17 touchdowns and four interceptions. Next game: at Redding (Calif.) Shasta (4-0). • LB Ovie Oghoufo: Recorded eight tackles, including two for loss, in Farm- ington Hills (Mich.) Harrison's (3-2) 32-31 triple-overtime loss to Beverly Hills (Mich.) Groves (4-1) … Added three catches for 62 yards and one rush for 11 yards on offense. Next game: at Rochester Hills (Mich.) High (2-4). • ROV Shayne Simon: Caught eight passes for 199 yards and three touch- downs in Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep's 43-20 rout of West Orange (N.J.) Seton Hall Prep (0-3), per … Also recorded a sack. Next game: vs. Paramus (N.J.) Catholic (2-2). • RB Jahmir Smith: Sanford (N.C.) Lee County (5-0) had a bye. Next game: vs. Burlington (N.C.) Cummings (1-5). • RB Markese Stepp: Scored a three-yard touchdown on his only carry of the night in Indianapolis Cathedral's (2-4) 48-7 win over Jeffersonville (Ind.) High (2-4). Next game: at Ryle (Ky.) High (4-1). • TE George Takacs: Naples (Fla.) Gulf Coast's (2-0) game was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. Next game: vs. Fort Myers (Fla.) Riverdale (1-2). Commitment Updates Games played Sept. 22-23 unless otherwise noted • Notre Dame's home game against USC Oct. 21 is likely to be the program's next chance to host some of the nation's top talent with multiple classes expected to be well represented, including the current senior group. Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei wide receiver Amon- Ra St. Brown, the younger brother of Irish junior wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, will likely be the headliner. The nation's No. 1 wide receiver and No. 4 player nationally per Rivals will be in South Bend that weekend. Two of his four-star 2018 teammates, linebacker Solomon Tuliaupupu and offensive guard Chris Murray, are working on setting up visits for that day and are expected to be in town. Tuliaupupu is rated as the nation's No. 3 inside linebacker and No. 84 player nationally by Rivals, while Murray is listed as the No. 17 offensive guard in the country. Ocala (Fla.) Vanguard three-star safety Avonta Crim will also take an official visit and could land an offer from the Irish. Loganville (Ga.) High three- star cornerback Donte Burton set USC as his Irish official and is "most likely" still making the trip. Former Irish cornerback commit Kalon Gervin of Detroit Cass Tech had previously listed the USC game as a date for his Notre Dame official, but that is now in limbo. He may visit another school such as Virginia Tech instead. • For the second straight week, Notre Dame expanded its 2019 target board, offering four top juniors: Rivals100 running back Austin Jones of Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd; Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons Rivals250 defensive end Khris Bogle; Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei Rivals250 defensive end Mase Funa and Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis Rivals100 end Joshua Pakola. Per Rivals, Jones is the nation's No. 6 running back and No. 86 overall player nationally, Bogle is the No. 9 weakside defensive end and No. 169 overall prospect in the country, Funa is the No. 20 strongside defensive end and No. 196 overall re- cruit in the land, and Pakola is the nation's No. 6 outside linebacker and No. 95 overall player. • The Irish also offered one of the best sopho- mores (2020 class) in the land — Fort Myers (Fla.) Dunbar running back Jadarius Green-McKnight. Notre Dame was the second offer for McKnight, following one from Oregon State. Even though the 2020 class is two National Sign- ing Days away from taking center stage, Notre Dame is keeping an eye on the top prospects it has to offer. Six offers have been extended to the 2020 class overall, including New Canaan (Conn.) High quarterback Drew Pyne. — Corey Bodden and David McKinney Follow @BGI_CoreyBodden and @BGI_DMcKinney on Twitter for daily updates available on! RECRUITING NOTES Five-star wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown, the nation's No. 1 player at his position and the No. 4 overall senior, will headline the visitor list for Notre Dame's matchup against USC Oct. 21. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM

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