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Irish DT Commit Jayson Ademilola Makes Debut In Updated Rivals250

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Notre Dame defensive tackle commit Jayson Ademilola is now the No. 219 player nationally.
Notre Dame defensive tackle commit Jayson Ademilola is now the No. 219 player nationally. (BGI/Corey Bodden)

On Monday, Rivals released an update to the Rivals100 rankings which featured Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland quarterback Phil Jurkovec, Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter safety Derrik Allen (No. 66), Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak linebacker Jack Lamb (No. 77) and Coconut Creek (Fla.) North Broward Prep wide receiver Kevin Austin (No. 81).

Today marked the release of the fully updated Rivals250 (101-250) and the list also includes more Notre Dame flavor.

Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep linebacker Matthew Bauer continues to be the highest ranked Irish commit outside of the Rivals100 at No. 142 nationally which is 10 spots below his previous ranking.

Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep rover Shayne Simon comes in at No. 159 (previously No. 141) and Gurnee (Ill.) Warren Township wide receiver Micah Jones sits at No. 179 (previously No. 172).

While Notre Dame lost a Rivals250 commit this past weekend in Indianapolis Cathedral running back Markese Stepp, a defensive line commit makes his debut in the top 250: Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep defensive tackle Jayson Ademilola.

The 6-foot-3, 290-pounder is now at No. 219 nationally with a chance to impress down at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl next month in San Antonio.

The full Rivals250 list can be FOUND HERE.

Notre Dame remains in the mix for a couple targets also in the Rivals250: Medford (Ore.) South Medford wide receiver Chase Cota and Washington (D.C.) H.D. Woodson cornerback Noah Boykin.

Head coach Brian Kelly and special teams coordinator Brian Polian stopped by South Medford last week to check in on Cota, who is the No. 114 prospect in the latest Rivals250 update.

The Irish staff also went in-home with Boykin last week. Boykin, like Ademilola, jumped into the rankings after being just outside and is now No. 193 nationally.

This is the second-to-last update for the Rivals100 and Rivals250 lists for the 2018 cycle with the last coming after the conclusion of the high school all-star games which allow the top players in the country to compete against each other and showcase their talents on a national stage.


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