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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.

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end commit Michael Mayer had a strong start to the 2019 season, hauling in two receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end commit Michael Mayer had a strong start to the 2019 season, hauling in two receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns.

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

PRESEASON SCRIMMAGES

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.

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