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Commit Tracker: How Notre Dame Pledges Performed Over The Weekend

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football commitments have hit the gridiron for the high school football seasons, and Blue & Gold Illustrated has been tracking their performances.

Here is a breakdown of how future Fighting Irish players performed.

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St. Louis De Smet star and Fighting Irish commit Jordan Johnson had a big game on Friday, hauling in a pair of touchdown receptions.
St. Louis De Smet star and Fighting Irish commit Jordan Johnson had a big game on Friday, hauling in a pair of touchdown receptions. (Nick Lucero/


Note: commits Jay Brunelle and Drew Pyne have yet to begin their senior seasons. Their first games are both this Friday.

The Skinny: Helped lead Phoenix Pinnacle (3-0) to a 63-46 victory against Scottsdale (Ariz.) Horizon (2-1) … Game highlights of Tosh Baker (left tackle, No. 79, in blue) below.

Up Next: at Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic (1-0) Sept. 20

The Skinny: Rushed for 49 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries to help Danville (Ky.) Boyle County (3-0) crush Danville (Ky.) High (1-2) 59-0 … Also recorded two tackles on defense.

Official Season Stats: 17 carries for 216 yards and six touchdowns … Seven tackles and one stop one for loss.

Up Next: at Harrodsburg (Ky.) Mercer County (3-0) Sept. 13

The Skinny: Caught two passes for 38 yards in Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic’s (0-1) season-opening, 20-14 loss against Rumson (N.J.) Fair Haven (1-0).

Up Next: at Manasquan (N.J.) High (0-1) Sept. 14

The Skinny: Compiled five total stops, 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in a 42-7 victory for Honolulu St. Louis (4-0) over Honolulu Kamehameha Kapalama (1-3) … St. Louis is ranked as the No. 7 team nationally by MaxPreps.

Unofficial Season Stats: 18 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.

Up Next: vs. Kahuku (Hawai'i) High (4-1) Sept. 14

The Skinny: Helped Mars (Pa.) High (2-1) rack up 514 rushing yards and 98 passing yards in a 47-28 victory against Greensburg (Pa.) Salem (1-2).

Up Next: at Pittsburgh Penn Hills (2-1) Sept. 13

The Skinny: Caught four passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns in St. Louis De Smet’s (2-0) 50-7 victory against Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge (0-2).

Official Season Stats: Five receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns (per STL High School Sports).

Up Next: vs. St. Louis University High (1-1) Sept. 13

The Skinny: Recorded 13 tackles and two stops for loss in a 44-17 victory for Denver Mullen (2-0) over Colorado Springs (Colo.) Doherty (0-2).

Official Season Stats: 19 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, one fumble recpvery and three forced fumbles.

Up Next: vs. Greenwood Village (Colo.) Cherry Creek (2-0) Sept. 13

The Skinny: Helped lead Middletown (N.J.) Mater Dei (1-0) to a 40-13 triumph against Brick (N.J.) Township (0-1).

Up Next: vs. Jackson Township (N.J.) Jackson Memorial (2-0) Sept. 14

The Skinny: Caught six passes for 71 yards in Alexandria (Ky.) Covington Catholic’s (3-0) 39-38 victory against Lexington (Ky.) Catholic (2-1) … Also recorded 11 tackles and two sacks on defense.

Unofficial Season Stats: 10 receptions for 202 yards and four touchdowns.

Up Next: vs. Edgewood (Ky.) Dixie Heights (2-2) Sept. 13

The Skinny: Suffered an ankle injury in Lake Forest (Ill.) High’s (1-1) 23-7 loss to Wheaton (Ill.) North (2-0) … How long the injury will sideline him is unknown at this point (Story).

Up Next: vs. Lake Zurich (Ill.) High (0-2) Sept. 13

The Skinny: Southaven (Miss.) High (0-2) was idle this past weekend.

Unofficial Season Stats: One tackle and two passes broken up.

Up Next: at Collierville (Tenn.) High (2-1) Sept. 13

The Skinny: Washington (D.C.) St. John’s College High (2-1) fell 34-30 to Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Prep (1-1) … St. John’s College High fell from No. 4 to No. 16 in the MaxPreps Top 25.

Up Next: at Duncanville (Texas) High (2-0) Sept. 14

The Skinny: Ran for 68 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in Chester (Va.) Thomas Dale’s (2-0) 28-0 victory against Chesterfield (Va.) Bird (0-1) … Also notched five tackles and broke up one pass as a defensive back.

Official season stats: 25 carries for 285 yards and four touchdowns.

Up Next: at Richmond (Va.) Hermitage (1-1) Sept. 13

The Skinny: Caught nine passes for 83 yards and a touchdown in Omaha (Neb.) Burke’s (1-1) 24-7 loss against Omaha (Neb.) Millard West (2-0) ... It marked Burke’s first loss in nearly two years … Also recorded four tackles on defense.

Up Next: vs. Omaha (Neb.) Central (1-1) Sept. 13


The Skinny: Did not record a catch in Hartwell (Ga.) Hart County’s (3-0) 40-20 victory against Commerce (Ga.) High (2-1).

Official Season Stats: Eight receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown.

Up Next: at Danielsville (Ga.) Madison County (2-1) Sept. 13

The Skinny: Accounted for 760 yards of total offense, the second-best output in California high school history, and nine touchdowns to help La Jolla (Calif.) The Bishop’s School (3-0) knock off Chula Vista (Calf.) Mater Dei Catholic (1-2) 71-42 … Completed 24 of 36 throws for 465 yards and five touchdowns, and carried the ball 20 times for 295 yards and four scores.

Official Season Stats: 59-of-91 passing for 977 yards with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions for QB rating of 123.7 … 39 rushing attempts for 455 yards and six scores.

Up Next: at Rosamond (Calif.) High (2-1) Sept. 13

The Skinny: Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy (2-0) rushed for 106 yards and threw for 56 yards in a 24-7 victory against Miami Northwestern (2-1).

Up Next: at Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Prep (1-1) Sept. 13

The Skinny: Avon (Ind.) High (3-0) threw for 207 yards and ran for 168 yards in a 35-27 victory against Fishers (Ind.) Hamilton Southeastern (1-2).

Up Next: vs. Brownsburg (Ind.) High (2-1) Sept. 13

The Skinny: Recorded nine total stops, one tackle for loss, 11 quarterback hurries and one blocked point after try in St. Peters (Mo.) Lutheran of St. Charles’ (2-0) 61-12 victory against Columbia (Mo.) Father Tolton (0-2).

Official Season Stats: 13 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble.

Up Next: at O’Fallon (Mo.) Living Word Christian (2-0)


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