Notre Dame DE commit Khalid Kareem wins Semper Fi Bowl MVP

IRISH STEW

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame may have only had defensive recruits playing in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on Sunday night, but that didn't stop them from getting their hands on the ball.

Irish defensive end commit Khalid Kareem recovered two fumbles including one returned 14 yards for a touchdown and received MVP honors following the game. Linebacker Jamir Jones, the younger brother of ND defensive lineman Jarron Jones and fellow Irish commit, intercepted a pass.

Both Notre Dame pledges played for the victorious East squad in a 28-13 win at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Kareem's touchdown gave the East a 14-10 lead in the second quarter. He picked up the loose ball following a mishandled exchange between West quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole and running back A.J. Taylor.

#NotreDame commit Khalid Kareem (@khalid_kareem93) picks up the loose ball and walks it in for a TD! pic.twitter.com/V8Hw24EaNl

— Scout Recruiting (@scoutrecruiting) January 4, 2016

Kareem returned the second fumble recovery, another fumbled handoff attempt, nearly 80 yards before being tackled inside the 10-yard line.

Khalid Kareem – again. pic.twitter.com/74zhtpWIkH

— Andrew Ivins (@BGI_AndrewIvins) January 4, 2016

Jones intercepted a pass from West QB Zach Smith, a Baylor commit, in the third quarter.

Notre Dame commit and former Aquinas linebacker Jamir Jones hauls in an INT at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. pic.twitter.com/U46Bmvuwzp

— News 8 Scores (@News8Scores) January 4, 2016

Kareem is set to enroll at Notre Dame later this month. Jones plans to sign with the Irish in February.

Notre Dame DE commit Khalid Kareem recovered two fumbles in Sunday night's Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. (Photo courtesy of Rivals)
Notre Dame LB commit Jamir Jones intercepted a pass in Sunday night's Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. (Photo courtesy of Rivals)