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Notre Dame Commit Tracker: Week Five

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Notre Dame running back commit Jahmir Smith returned to action and rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns while leading Sanford (N.C.) Lee County to its fifth straight victory.
Notre Dame running back commit Jahmir Smith returned to action and rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns while leading Sanford (N.C.) Lee County to its fifth straight victory.

Plenty of Notre Dame’s commitments and top targets continued their 2017 prep seasons last week. Below you will find a recap of how each commit and top target performed in their respective games.

IRISH COMMITS

Class of 2018

• DT Jayson Ademilola — Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep

Last Week: Had a bye.

This Week: St. Peter’s Prep (1-1) is at West Orange (N.J.) Seton Hall Prep (0-2).

• DE Justin Ademilola — Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep

Last Week: Had a bye.

This Week: St. Peter’s Prep (1-1) is at West Orange (N.J.) Seton Hall Prep (0-2).

• S Derrik Allen — Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter

Last Week: Recorded five-plus tackles and a punt return of about 40 yards in a 37-14 victory over Marietta (Ga.) High (3-1).

This Week: Lassiter (4-0) hosts Cumming (Ga.) South Forsyth (4-0).

• WR Kevin Austin — Coconut Creek (Fla.) North Broward Prep

Last Week: Did not play due to Hurricane Irma.

This Week: North Broward (2-0) hosts West Palm Beach (Fla) King’s Academy (2-1).

• LB Matthew Bauer — Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep

Last Week: Cathedral Prep fell behind 14-7 in the first quarter, but was able to eventually pull away for a 62-28 win over Cleveland Benedictine (3-1).

This Week: Cathedral Prep (4-0) hosts Edinboro (Pa.) General McLane (1-3).

• OT John Dirksen — Maria Stein (Ohio) Marion Local

Last Week: Registered a 21-7 win over Minster (Ohio) High (3-1).

This Week: Marion Local (4-0) is at Versailles (Ohio) High (1-3).

• DT Ja’Mion Franklin — Ridgely (Md.) North Caroline

Last Week: Recovered a fumble, per The Times-Record, in a 42-0 win over Cambridge (Md.) Cambridge-South Dorchester (0-3).

This Week: North Caroline (3-0) is at Centreville (Md.) Queen Anne’s County (2-1).

• WR Micah Jones — Gurnee (Ill.) Warren Township

Last Week: Caught nine passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns, per The Daily Herald, in a 36-7 win over Lake Forest (Ill.) High (2-2).

This Week: Warren Township (3-1) hosts Lake Zurich (Ill.) High (4-0).

• QB Phil Jurkovec — Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland

Last Week: Completed 16 of 25 passes for 176 yards with a touchdown pass, per The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in a 43-6 victory over Pittsburgh Penn Hills (3-1) … Also had 41 yards and a score on the ground.

This Week: Pine-Richland (4-0) is at Bethel Park (Pa.) High (3-0).

• LB Jack Lamb — Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak

Last Week: Remains sidelined by a knee injury, but Great Oak notched a 21-18 win over Phelan (Calif.) Serrano (0-4).

This Week: Great Oak (2-1) will host Upland (Calif) High (4-0).

• OT Cole Mabry — Brentwood (Tenn.) High

Last Week: Lost 31-23 to crosstown rival Brentwood (Tenn.) Ravenwood (4-1).

This Week: Brentwood (4-1) will host Nolensville (Tenn.) High (1-4).

• LB Ovie Oghoufo — Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison

Last Week: Took the opening kick 90 yards for a touchdown to spark Harrison to a 49-7 win over Birmingham (Mich.) Seaholm (1-3) … Made several tackles on defense and caught a touchdown pass on offense.

This Week: Harrison (3-1) is at Beverly Hills (Mich.) Groves (3-1).

• ROV Shayne Simon — Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep

Last Week: Had a bye.

This Week: St. Peter’s Prep (1-1) is at West Orange (N.J.) Seton Hall Prep (0-2).

• RB Jahmir Smith— Sanford (N.C.) Lee County

Last Week: Returned to action after missing last week and put on a show, rushing for 205 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-0 victory over Morehead City (N.C.) West Carteret (4-1).

This Week: Lee County (5-0) is off this week and will return to action Sept. 29 against Burlington (N.C.) Cummings.

• RB Markese Stepp — Indianapolis Cathedral

Last Week: Sat out with an injury during Cathedral’s 31-7 loss to Cincinnati St. Xavier (4-0).

This Week: Cathedral (1-4) hosts Jeffersonville (Ind.) High (2-3).

• TE George Takacs — Naples (Fla.) Gulf Coast

Last Week: Did not play due to Hurricane Irma.

This Week: Gulf Coast (2-0) hosts Estero (Fla.) High (1-0).


Class of 2019

• DT Jacob Lacey — Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren

Last Week: Posted a 49-0 win over Leitchfield (Ky.) Grayson County (1-4) … South Warren is allowing just 8.8 points allowed per game.

This Week: South Warren (5-0) hosts Glasgow (Ky.) Barren County (0-5).

• QB Cade McNamara — Reno (Nev.) Damonte Ranch

Last Week: Completed 23 of 42 passes for 365 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in 34-3 win over Sparks (Nev.) Spanish Springs (2-2).

This Week: Damonte Ranch (4-0) hosts Reno (Nev.) McQueen (2-1).

TOP IRISH TARGETS

• DE Thomas Booker — Baltimore Gilman

Last Week: Notched a 9-6 victory over Alexandria (Va.) Episcopal (1-1).

This Week: Gilman (1-3) hosts Baltimore Mount St. Joseph (3-1).

• CB Tariq Bracy — Milpitas (Calif.) High

Last Week: Had 17 rushes for 69 yards and three receptions for 67 yards in a 27-0 win over Salinas (Calif.) High (1-2).

This Week: Milpitas (4-0) faces Los Altos (Calif.) High (1-2) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

• CB Donte Burton — Loganville (Ga.) High

Last Week: Fell 17-14 to Winder (Ga.) Winder-Barrow (4-0).

This Week: Loganville (0-4) is at Walnut Grove (Ga.) High (1-3).

• CB Kalon Gervin — Detroit Cass Tech

Last Week: Picked up a 53-6 victory versus Detroit Ford (2-1).

This Week: Cass Tech (2-1) hosts Detroit Northwestern (0-4).

• CB Houston Griffith — Brandenton (Fla.) IMG Academy

Last Week: Did not play due to Hurricane Irma.

This Week: IMG (2-0 and ranked No. 2 in the country by USA Today) hosts No. 5-ranked Miami Central (3-0).

• S Julius Irvin — Anaheim (Calif.) Servite

Last Week: Made three tackles and had one reception for 39 yards in a 47-14 win over Villa Park (Calif.) High (2-1).

This Week: Servite (4-0) is at Garfield (Calif.) High (1-3).

• WR Lawrence Keys — New Orleans McDonogh 35

Last Week: Recorded a 29-0 victory over Reserve (La.) East St. John (2-2).

This Week: McDonogh 35 (3-1) hosts Harvey (La.) Cox (2-3).

• S D’Angelo McKenzie — San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian

Last Week: Valley Christian had a bye.

This Week: Valley Christian (2-1) hosts Mountain View (Calif.) Saint Francis (2-1).

• S Paul Moala — Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn

Last Week: Defeated South Bend (Ind.) Adams (0-4) 34-0.

This Week: Penn (4-1) is at South Bend (Ind.) St. Joseph (2-3).

• OG Chris Murray — Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei

Last Week: Dominated in a 62-14 win over Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic (1-2).

This Week: Mater Dei (4-0), which is ranked No. 1 nationally by USA Today, faces Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary’s (3-1) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

• OT Nick Petit-Frere — Tampa Berkeley Prep

Last Week: Did not play due to Hurricane Irma.

This Week: Berkeley Prep (1-1) was at Lakeland (Fla.) Lakeland Christian (1-0) on Monday, Sept. 18.

• WR Geordon Porter — Etiwanda (Calif.) High

Last Week: Had four receptions for 48 yards in a 31-14 loss to Hesperia (Calif.) Oak Hills (2-2).

This Week: Etiwanda (3-1) hosts Corona (Calif.) Santiago (3-1).

• OG Jamaree Salyer — Atlanta Pace Academy

Last Week: Posted a 59-3 blowout of Stone Mountain (Ga.) High (1-3).

This Week: Pace (1-3) is at Stone Mountain (Ga.) Redan (1-3).

• OG Sam Taimani — Salt Lake City East

Last Week: Made three stops in a 57-13 victory versus Saratoga Springs (Utah) Westlake (0-5).

This Week: East (4-1) hosts West Herriman (Utah) Herriman (1-4).

• TE Tommy Tremble — Norcross (Ga.) Wesleyan

Will miss the remainder of the 2017 season with an injury.

• CB Joe Wilkins Jr. — North Fort Myers (Fla.) High

Last Week: Did not play due to Hurricane Irma.

This Week: North Fort Myers (2-0) hosts Cape Coral (Fla.) Mariner (1-0).

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