Notre Dame commit recap: Chase Claypool scores four TDs

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Big numbers and undefeated teams headline last week’s action for Notre Dame’s committed recruits. Here’s how each Irish pledge fared (videos best viewed on desktop):

WR Chase Claypool | Abbotsford (B.C.) Secondary 42, Pitt Meadows 0: Claypool scored four touchdowns in a blowout win for the Panthers (5-1). He caught four passes for 109 yards and three touchdowns and scored on a 65-yard punt return. Claypool added seven tackles on defense.

QB Ian Book | El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge 24, Del Oro 21: Book accounted for two touchdowns in another Oak Ridge win. He completed 20 of his 30 passes for 210 yards and one TD. He also rushed for 47 yards and one touchdown for the Trojans (7-1).

DB Jalen Elliott | Chesterfield (Va.) L.C. Bird 34, Cosby 6: Elliott threw two touchdown passes at quarterback, but the performance of the L.C. Bird defense has been more impressive. The Skyhawks (7-0) have only allowed teams to score in three games this season and have not surrendered more than seven points in a single game. Elliott finished Friday’s game 7 of 12 passing for 76 yards in addition to his play on defense.

OL Parker Boudreaux | Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore Catholic 56, Tavares 0: Boudreaux helped clear the way for 350 yards of offense as the Hornets (7-0) jumped out to a 49-0 halftime lead.

LB Jamir Jones | Rochester (N.Y.) Aquinas Institute 42, Canisius 14: Jones recorded six tackles and three tackles in another win for the Little Irish (7-0). He also made one catch for 25 yards.

OL Dillan Gibbons | St. Petersburg (Fla.) Northside Christian 42, Indian Rocks Christian 21: Gibbons and the Mustangs (7-0) clinched a playoff spot with the victory.

S D.J. Morgan | Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco 42, Mater Dei 21: Morgan made six tackles and one tackle for a loss as the Braves (7-0) stayed undefeated.

LS John Shannon | Wilmette (Ill.) Loyola Academy 56, St. Rita 14: Shannon safely snapped for eight extra points and recorded 10 tackles on defense for the Ramblers (8-0).

CB Julian Love | La Grange (Ill.) Nazareth Academy 62, Marist 45: Love scored two touchdowns in another win that required him to do a little bit of everything for the Roadrunners (6-2). He rushed 11 times for 92 yards and two TDs, caught two passes for 52 yards and tallied six tackles on defense.

WR Kevin Stepherson | Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast 18, Lee 12 (OT): Stepherson totaled 114 receiving yards on seven catches for the Buccaneers (2-5).

DE Julian Okwara | Charlotte (N.C.) Ardrey Kell 26, Providence 17: Okwara and the Ardrey Kell defense held Providence scoreless in the fourth quarter to help secure a comeback victory. The Knights (5-3) trailed 17-9 in the third quarter.

OL Josh Lugg | Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny 56, Fox Chapel 6: Lugg helped pave the way for 400 yards of offense for North Allegheny (6-1).

TE Brock Wright | Cypress (Texas) Cy-Fair 21, Cypress Falls 13: Wright caught two passes for 28 yards in a win for the Bobcats (5-2).

OL Liam Eichenberg | Cleveland St. Ignatius 52, Archbishop Moeller 55: Eichenberg helped protect quarterback Dennis Grosel as he threw for 456 yards, a school record. But the offensive production wasn’t enough for a win. Eichenberg had six pancake blocks for the Wildcats (4-3).

TE Cole Kmet | Arlington Heights (Ill.) St. Viator 13, St. Patrick 0: Kmet hauled in four passes for 55 yards in a loss. He added eight tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble at defensive end for the Lions (1-7).

OL Tommy Kraemer | Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder 0, Winton Woods 14: Kraemer and the Elder offense were subdued by Ohio State defensive line commit Jerron Cage and Winton Woods. The Panthers (5-3) totaled only 161 yards. It was the first scoreless game for Elder since 2007.

Bye week: RB Tony Jones Jr., CB Donte Vaughn

Out for season: DE Adetokunbo Ogundeji (knee), S Spencer Perry (shoulder)

*Stats reported were provided by players, coaches or the following news organizations: MaxPreps, Daily Commercial, Charlotte Observer, Cincinnati Enquirer, Cleveland Plain Dealer.


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Wide receiver Chase Claypool, a four-star recruit, committed to Notre Dame at The Opening Finals in Beaverton, Ore. (Photo courtesy for Student Sports)