Notre Dame Commit Tracker: Week One
The high school football season has begun for several Notre Dame commits in the 2020 and 2021 classes. Blue & Gold Illustrated has the breakdown of how the Fighting Irish commits performed on the gridiron.
More commits will be added to this article as their respective high school seasons begin.
This Week: Had a 65-yard touchdown run (see video below) on his first touch of the game on Saturday, helping Danville (Ky.) Boyle County (1-0) to a 36-0 victory over Louisville (Ky.) Iroquis (0-1) in its season opener … His touchdown run was his only carry of the game and he also recorded a tackle.
Up Next: vs. Shepherdsville (Ky.) Bullitt Central (1-0) Aug. 31
This Week: Southaven (Miss.) High (0-1) fell 36-12 to Germantown (Tenn.) Houston (1-0) in its season opener … Offord told BGI that he was only thrown at once and broke up the pass.
Up Next: vs. Oxford (Miss.) Lafayette (1-0) Aug. 30
This Week: Helped Phoenix Pinnacle (1-0) avenge its loss in the 2018 state playoffs by blowing out Gilbert (Ariz.) Perry (0-1) 39-14 … Pinnacle rushed for 224 yards and two touchdowns in the rout … Check out some clips of the game below (Baker is No. 79 in white) or watch the full game here.
Up Next: at Phoenix Mountain Pointe (1-0) Aug. 30
This Week: Notched six tackles (one for loss) while helping Honolulu St. Louis (2-0), which is No. 12 in USA Today’s Super 25 national rankings, defeat Ewa Beach (Hawai'i) Campbell (1-2) 48-27 on Friday … In St. Louis’ season opener Aug. 15, he made three stops (one for loss) in a 34-6 win over Kapolei (Hawai'i) High (2-2).
Season Stats: Has recorded nine tackles and two tackles for loss.
Up Next: vs. Las Vegas Bishop Gorman (1-0) Aug. 30 (Bishop Gorman is No. 13 in USA Today’s Super 25 national rankings)
This Week: Reeled in a 76-yard touchdown catch to help Alexandria (Ky.) Covington Catholic (2-0) hammer Union (Ky.) Ryle (0-1) 37-0 on Friday … Finished the game with two catches for 106 yards and two scores, and also recorded an interception … Mayer discussed the win in this video.
Up Next: at Alexandria (Ky.) Campbell County (0-1) Aug. 30
This Week: Caught three passes for about 45 yards and a touchdown, plus added a couple of pancake blocks in a 39-7 triumph for Hartwell (Ga.) Hart County (1-0) over rival Elberton (Ga.) Elbert County (0-1).
Up Next: at Toccoa (Ga.) Stephens County (1-0) Aug. 30
This Week: Helped Avon (Ind.) High (1-0) dominate Columbus (Ind.) North 48-14 in its season opener at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis … According to his coach, Fisher had three pancake blocks in only 18 snaps … After building a 41-0 lead at halftime Avon’s starters did not return to the game … Avon ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns.
Up Next: at Indianapolis Ben Davis (0-1) Aug. 30
This Week: Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy (1-0), which is No. 7 in USA Today’s Super 25 national rankings, cruised to a 46-7 win at Venice (Fla.) High (0-1).
Up Next: vs. Miami Norland (0-1) Aug. 30
This Week: Completed 18 of 33 throws for 212 yards with two interceptions, while leading La Jolla (Calif.) Bishop’s (1-0) to an 18-7 triumph over rival La Jolla (Calif.) High … Also carried the ball 13 times for 77 yards and a touchdown.
Up Next: at San Diego University City (0-1) Aug. 30
This Week: Helped Washington (D.C.) St. John’s College High (1-0), which is No. 5 in USA Today’s Super 25 national rankings, crush Miami Southridge (0-1) 48-0.
Up Next: vs. Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High (0-1) Aug. 31
Several Notre Dame commits have yet to start their seasons. A few are playing in preseason scrimmages. Wide receiver commit Jay Brunelle reeled in a 40-yard touchdown reception in one series of a scrimmage over the weekend. In addition, 2021 defensive tackle commit Gabriel Rubio played a couple of scrimmages in a jamboree game on Friday. He had a sack and several quarterback pressures. Watch Rubio's scrimmage highlights below.