Notre Dame commit recap: Jordan Pouncey takes advantage of running back opportunity

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

The list of injured Notre Dame commits grew longer last week, but 17 Irish pledges still took the field for games. ND Insider recaps how each player fared last week.

WR Jordan Pouncey | Winter Park (Fla.) High 50, West Orange 14: Pouncey scored on three straight rushing touchdowns of 46, 45, and 58 yards to aid a Winter Park rout. Not bad for a guy playing running back in high school for the first time. He totaled 157 yards on five carries for the Wildcats (1-1).

QB Phil Jurkovec | Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland 42, Mt. Lebanon 31: Jurkovec accounted for five touchdowns (four rushing, one passing) in the first win of the season for Pine-Richland (1-1). He completed 21 of his 31 passes for 341 yards and rushed 16 times for 129 yards.

CB Paulson Adebo | Mansfield (Texas) High 41, Cedar Hill 42: Adebo set the tone for the Mansfield defense by intercepting a pass on the first series for Cedar Hill, which was playing without Notre Dame commit Avery Davis at quarterback. But Mansfield (1-1) couldn’t hold a 41-21 headed into the fourth quarter. Adebo scored on a 29-yard run on a reverse and caught a 7-yard pass.

INT @mansfield_fb CB Saiid Adebo 8:58Q1

— Matt Martinez (@MCTinez817) September 3, 2016

Mansfield runs a reverse and Notre Dame bound Saiid Adebo scores from 29-yards out. Tigers lead CH, 20-13.

— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) September 3, 2016

OT Josh Lugg | Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny 21, Bethel Park 14: Lugg helped clear the way for 253 rushing yards in the North Allegheny win. He stacked up 17 pancake blocks for the Tigers (1-1).

LB Drew White | Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas 42, Miramar 6: White tallied seven tackles as the Raiders (1-1) limited the Miramar offense. He also received a Scholar Athlete Award from Great American Rivalry Series before the game.

OL Robert Hainsey | Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy 50, Corona (Calif.) Centennial 49: Rather than settle for a tie, Hainsey and the IMG Academy offense took the lead with a two-point conversion to complete the comeback victory with 12 seconds remaining. Quarterback Kellen Mond completed a shovel pass to running back Asa Martin for the score. IMG (2-0) racked up 593 yards of offense in the win.

LB Pete Werner | Indianapolis Cathedral 41, Mishawaka 20: Werner took the field for the first time this season after missing the first two games as he recovered from offseason hip injuries. He totaled six tackles including a couple big hits while playing only every other series.

OLB Ovie Oghoufo | Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison 40, Farmington 0: Oghoufo made four tackles, two tackles for a loss and one pass breakup in a blowout victory. He also caught two passes for 23 yards including a touchdown on a fake field goal for Harrison (1-1).

OLB Justin Ademilola and DT Jayson Ademilola | Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep 41, Roswell (Ga.) Blessed Trinity 28: The Ademilola twins started their season with a victory in a game played in Dublin, Ireland. Justin recorded 10 tackles, one sack and one pass deflection.

OL Dillan Gibbons | Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic 49, Indian Rocks Christian 21: Gibbons helped guide the Central Catholic offense to six rushing touchdowns. The Marauders (2-0) scored 93 points in the first two games of the season.

DE Jonathon MacCollister | Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore 35, Lyman 13: MacCollister and the Bishop Moore defense allowed only 50 rushing yards in a strong performance against Lyman. The Hornets (2-0) extended a seven-game winning streak that stretches back to November.

LB Bo Bauer | Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep 55, Central Tech 13: Bauer and the Cathedral Prep defense (2-0) held Central Tech scoreless in the first half while the offense rolled with 42 points.

DT Darnell Ewell | Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor 31, Western Branch 6: Ewell and the Lake Taylor defense rebounded after a loss in the season opener. The defense allowed only 98 yards in the first half and scored a touchdown of its own on a fumble recovery by linebacker Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey. The Titans (1-1) haven’t started a season with two losses since 1991.

S Isaiah Robertson | Naperville (Ill.) Neuqua Valley 24, Naperville Central 10: A Robertson fumble led to a Naperville Central field goal, but it didn’t prevent Neuqua Valley (2-0) from pulling away for the victory.

LB David Adams and DT Kurt Hinish | Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic 48, Shaler 7: Adams, Hinish and the starters on Central Catholic’s defense only played the first half as the Vikings (1-1) opened up a 42-0 lead.

Sidelined: WR Michael Young (wrist), QB Avery Davis (ankle), TE Cole Kmet (mono), RB Markese Stepp (hamstring). Young had surgery on a fractured bone in his right wrist two months ago. Davis sat with a sprained right ankle. Kmet and Stepp were sidelined for the second straight week.

Off week: TE Brock Wright, RB CJ Holmes

*Stats reported were provided by players, coaches or the following news organizations: MaxPreps, The Virginian-Pilot, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Orlando Sentinel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tampa Bay Times.


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Notre Dame wide receiver commit Jordan Pouncey scored three touchdowns in his first game as a high school running back. (Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA)