football Edit

Notre Dame Commit Tracker: Week Six

Don’t miss out on any of our exclusive football, basketball and recruiting coverage. Click here to get your 60-day free trial!

Notre Dame rover commit Shayne Simon scored three touchdowns on offense and recorded a sack while helping Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s to a 43-20 win over West Orange (N.J.) Seton Hall Prep (0-3).
Notre Dame rover commit Shayne Simon scored three touchdowns on offense and recorded a sack while helping Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s to a 43-20 win over West Orange (N.J.) Seton Hall Prep (0-3). (BGI/Corey Bodden)

See how Notre Dame’s 2018 and 2019 commits along with some of their top 2018 targets performed this past week on the field.


Class of 2018

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

Last Week: Recorded a sack in a 43-20 win over West Orange (N.J.) Seton Hall Prep (0-3), per

This Week: St. Peter’s Prep (2-1) will host fellow New Jersey power Paramus (N.J.) Catholic (2-2).

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

Last Week: Like his twin brother, also recorded a sack in the 43-20 victory versus West Orange (N.J.) Seton Hall Prep (0-3).

This Week: St. Peter’s Prep (2-1) will host fellow New Jersey power Paramus (N.J.) Catholic (2-2).

• S Derrik Allen — Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter

Last Week: Recorded 20 tackles (18 solo), a 56-yard touchdown reception and 103 kick return yards in a 37-20 loss to Cumming (Ga.) South Forsyth (5-0).

This Week: Lassiter (4-1) has a bye.

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

Last Week: Caught one pass for 10 yards in a 49-3 loss to West Palm Beach (Fla.) King’s Academy (3-0).

This Week: North Broward (2-1) will host Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Somerset Academy (3-0).

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

Last Week: Cathedral Prep allowed just 151 total yards during a 69-7 rout of Edinboro (Pa.) General McLane (1-4).

This Week: Cathedral Prep (5-0) will host Athol Springs (N.Y.) St. Francis (1-3).

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

Last Week: Registered a 28-18 win over Versailles (Ohio) High (1-4).

This Week: Marion Local (5-0) will host Anna (Ohio) High (5-0).

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

Last Week: Notched a 55-7 win over Centreville (Md.) Queen Anne’s County (2-2).

This Week: North Caroline (4-0) will host Berlin (Md.) Decatur (2-2).

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

Last Week: Caught eight passes for 143 yards and a touchdown in a 41-35 double overtime loss to Lake Zurich (Ill.) High (5-0).

This Week: Warren Township (3-2) is at Mundelein (Ill.) High (2-3).

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

Last Week: In just one half of action, Jurkovec completed 19 of 23 passes for 353 yards with two touchdowns in a 54-20 win over Bethel Park (Pa.) High (3-1) … Accounted for three more touchdowns on the ground while carrying the ball six times for 23 yards.

This Week: Pine-Richland (5-0) will host Pittsburgh Central Catholic (4-1).

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

Last Week: Fell 41-20 to Upland (Calif.) High (5-0) … Lamb is currently sidelined with a knee injury.

This Week: Great Oak (2-2) is at San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) San Juan Hills (3-2).

• OT Cole Mabry — Brentwood (Tenn.) High

Last Week: Picked up a 49-7 win over Nolensville (Tenn.) High (2-3).

This Week: Brentwood (5-1) is at Thompson’s Station (Tenn.) Independence (3-2).

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

Last Week: Recorded eight tackles, including two for loss, in a 32-31 triple overtime loss to Beverly Hills (Mich.) Groves (4-1) … Added three catches for 62 yards and one rush for 11 yards on offense.

This Week: Harrison (3-2) is at Rochester Hills (Mich.) High (2-4).

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

Last Week: Caught eight passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns in a 43-20 rout of West Orange (N.J.) Seton Hall Prep (0-3), per … Also recorded a sack.

This Week: St. Peter’s Prep (2-1) will host fellow New Jersey power Paramus (N.J.) Catholic (2-2).

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

Last Week: Had a bye.

This Week: Lee County (5-0) will host Burlington (N.C.) Cummings (1-5).

• RB Markese Stepp — Indianapolis Cathedral

Last Week: Scored a three-yard touchdown on his only carry of the night in a 48-7 win over Jeffersonville (Ind.) High (2-4).

This Week: Cathedral (2-4) is at Ryle (Ky.) High (4-1) and the game will be broadcasted ESPNU on Friday at 8 p.m. ET.

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

Last Week: Game cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.

This Week: Gulf Coast (2-0) will host Fort Myers (Fla.) Riverdale (1-2).

Class of 2019

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

Last Week: Registered a 50-6 win over Glasgow (Ky.) Barren County (0-6) … Lacey did not play due to an injury per The Bowling Green Daily News.

This Week: South Warren (6-0) will host Bowling Green (Ky.) Greenwood (2-4).

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

Last Week: Completed 16 of 31 passes for 328 yards with five touchdowns and one interception in a 61-27 win over Reno (Nev.) McQueen (2-2).

This Week: Damonte Ranch (5-0) is at Redding (Calif.) Shasta (4-0).


• DE Thomas Booker— Baltimore Gilman

Last Week: Fell 28-25 to Baltimore Mount St. Joseph (4-1).

This Week: Gilman (1-4) has a bye.

• CB Tariq Bracy— Milpitas (Calif.) High

Last Week: Had seven caries for 116 yards and four touchdowns on offense in a 62-7 win over Saratoga (Calif.) High (0-5).

This Week: Milpitas (5-0) will travel to Los Altos (Calif.) High (1-3).

• CB Donte Burton— Loganville (Ga.) High

Last Week: Notched a 21-17 victory over Walnut Grove (Ga.) High (1-4).

This Week: Loganville (1-4) has a bye.

• CB Kalon Gervin— Detroit Cass Tech

Last Week: Picked up a 35-0 victory over Detroit Northwestern (0-5).

This Week: Cass Tech (3-1) will host Detroit Cody (3-2).

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

Last Week: Notched a 24-15 win over USA Today’s No. 5 team Miami Central.

This Week: IMG (3-0), which is ranked No. 2 in the country by USA Today, has a bye.

• S Julius Irvin— Anaheim (Calif.) Servite

Last Week: Made two tackles and broke up one pass in a 49-14 win over Los Angeles Garfield (1-4).

This Week: Servite (5-0) has a bye.

• WR Lawrence Keys— New Orleans McDonogh 35

Last Week: Posted a 32-19 win over Harvey (La.) Cox (2-4).

This Week: McDonogh 35 (4-1) is at Lafayette (La.) Carencro.

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

Last Week: Had five carries for 91 yards and a touchdown, and recorded three tackles, in a 28-21 win over Mountain View (Calif.) Saint Francis.

This Week: Valley Christian (3-1) will travel to San Francisco St. Ignatius (1-3).

• S Paul Moala— Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn

Last Week: Defeated South Bend (Ind.) St. Joseph (2-4) 30-14.

This Week: Penn (5-1) is at South Bend (Ind.) Clay (0-6).

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

Last Week: Recorded a 52-14 victory over Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary’s (3-2).

This Week: Mater Dei (5-0) has a bye.

• OT Nick Petit-Frere — Tampa (Fla.) Berkeley Prep

This week: Berkeley Prep lost 48-40 to Lakeland (Fla.) Christian (3-0).

Next week: Berkeley Prep (1-2) will host Tampa (Fla.) Catholic (1-2).


Talk about it inside Rockne’s Roundtable

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes

• Learn more about our print and digital publication, Blue & Gold Illustrated.

• Follow us on Twitter: @BGINews, @BGI_LouSomogyi, @BGI_CoachD,

@BGI_DMcKinney and @BGI_CoreyBodden.

• Like us on Facebook.