Notre Dame Commits And Targets Game Preview
A look at where Notre Dame's commitments and top targets will play tonight and tomorrow as their 2017 regular seasons inch closer to completion.
NOTRE DAME COMMITS
Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep (4-2) vs. Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph Regional (4-2) – Irish commits Jayson Ademilola, Justin Ademilola and Shayne Simon look to bounce back after a loss last week and avenge a 2016 loss to St. Joseph.
Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter (5-2) at Marietta (Ga.) Walton - Safety commit Derrik Allen and Lassiter look to knock off undefeated Walton.
Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep (8-0) at Waterford (Pa.) Fort LeBoeuf (4-4) - Cathedral Prep and Irish linebacker commit Matthew Bauer look to continue their dominating defensive ways against a .500 Fort LeBoeuf team.
Maria Stein (Ohio) Marion Local (8-0) at St. Henry (Ohio) High (6-2) - Offensive line commit John Dirksen and Marion Local will try to remain undefeated on the road.
Ridgely (Md.) North Caroline (7-0) at Salisbury (Md.) Bennett (5-2) – Ja'Mion Franklin and North Caroline look for back-to-back shutouts and beat a 5-2 Bennett squad.
Gurnee (Ill.) Warren Township (5-3) at Lincolnshire (Ill.) Stevenson (6-2) - Wide receiver Micah Jones and Warren Township look to end their regular season with a road victory.
Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland (8-0) vs. Butler (Pa.) High (2-6) – Pine-Richland and quarterback Phil Jurkovec will try to move to 9-0 with another dominating win.
Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak (4-3) vs. Murrieta (Calif.) Mesa (6-1) - Linebacker Jack Lamb will play his second consecutive game after missing several weeks with a knee injury and returning in limited action last week.
Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren (7-1) at Bowling Green (Ky.) High (6-2) – Defensive tackle Jacob Lacey and South Warren hope to use last week's bye to their advantage and get back on track.
Brentwood (Tenn.) High (7-1) vs. Lewisburg (Tenn.) Marshall County (6-2) - Brentwood and offensive tackle Cole Mabry will go for their fourth consecutive win.
Reno (Nev.) Damonte Ranch (7-0) at Carson City (Nev.) Carson (3-4) - Quarterback Cade McNamara and Damonte Ranch look to get a road win and remain undefeated.
Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison (6-2) at Clarkston (Mich.) High (6-2) - Linebacker Ovie Oghoufo and Harrison go for their fourth straight win and end the regular season on a winning note in a battle of 6-2 teams.
Sanford (N.C.) Lee County (8-0) vs. Cameron (N.C.) Union Pines (4-4) – Lee County and running back Jahmir Smith look to continue their dominance on both sides and record their eighth shutout in nine games.
Naples (Fla.) Gulf Coast (3-1) at Naples (Fla.) Palmetto Ridge (3-2) - Tight end George Takacs and Gulf Coast look to bounce back and get back in the win column.
NOTES: Coconut Creek (Fla.) North Broward Prep and wide receiver Kevin Austin played on Thursday, but fell 27-20 to Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Calvary Christian Academy.
Indianapolis Cathedral and running back Markese Stepp will be on a bye before starting the state playoffs against Indianapolis Roncalli.
NOTRE DAME TARGETS
Milpitas (Calif.) High (7-0) – Palo Alto (Calif.) High (1-5) - Cornerback Tariq Bracy looks to help his team move to 8-0 before heading on his Notre Dame official.
Medford (Ore.) South Medford (6-1) at Eugen (Ore.) Sheldon (7-0) - South Medford and Notre Dame wide receiver target Chase Cota look to win their fifth straight game and knock off undefeated Sheldon.
Atlanta Hapeville Charter (6-1) vs. Atlanta Douglas (5-2) - Recently offered cornerback Chris Smith (Georgia commit) and defensive end Kingsley Enagbare (South Carolina commit) look to move to 7-1 0n the season.
Everett (Wash.) Archbishop Murphy (6-1) at Bremerton (Wash.) Olympic (3-4) - Cornerback Kyler Gordon and Archbishop Murphy aim to move to 7-1 0n the season.
Anaheim (Calif.) Servite (6-2) vs. at Orange (Calif.) Lutheran (5-2) - Safety Julius Irvin and Servite look to end a two-game losing streak against a 5-2 Lutheran team.
New Orleans McDonogh 35 (6-2) at New Orleans Carver Collegiate (4-2) - Wide receiver Lawrence Keys and McDonogh 35 will go for their seventh win.
San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian (5-1) vs. San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine (3-3) - Cornerback D'Angelo McKenzie go for their sixth consecutive win over a .500 Bellarmine team.
Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei (7-0) at Dan Juan Capistrano (Calif.) Jserra Catholic (7-0) - Mater Dei and Irish targets — wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, guard Chris Murray and linebacker Solomon Tuliaupupu — look to remain No. 1 and knock off a talented Jserra Catholic team. All three players head to Notre Dame this weekend.
Tampa (Fla.) Berkeley (2-4) vs. Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy White (2-2) - Before heading to Notre Dame for an official visit, offensive tackle Nick Petit-Frere will try to help his Berkeley Prep team earn a win over IMG Academy White (not the main roster).
Etiwanda (Calif.) High (3-4) at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High (6-1) – Wide receiver Geordon Porter and Etiwanda look for their third straight victory.
Manchester (Tenn.) Coffee County Central (3-6) vs. Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Siegel (3-5) - Recently offered cornerback Alontae Taylor (Tennessee commit) look to get back on track against 2019 Notre Dame defensive end target Joseph Anderson and Siegel.
North Fort Myers (Fla.) High (6-0) vs. Cape Coral (Fla.) Ida Baker (0-6) – Cornerback target Joseph Wilkins Jr. and North Fort Myers aim to remain undefeated against a winless Ida Baker team.
NOTES: Safety target Paul Moala and Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn have a bye before starting the state playoffs.