Notre Dame commit recap: Jordan Pouncey finds the end zone again

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

With CJ Holmes, Michael Young and Cole Kmet taking the field for the first time last week, all 24 Notre Dame commits have now played at least one game this season. ND Insider recaps how each of the 19 Irish pledges in action fared in their latest round of games.

WR Jordan Pouncey | Winter Park (Fla.) High 42, Colonial 0: Pouncey continued his success at running back with another 40-yard touchdown in a Winter Park victory. He rushed for 84 yards on seven carries for the Wildcats (3-1). Pouncey added four tackles on defense.

TE Cole Kmet | Arlington Heights (Ill.) St. Viator 13, Benet Academy 33: Kmet caught five passes for 91 yards in his senior debut, but it wasn’t enough to propel St. Viator (2-2) to victory. He missed the first three games of the season battling mononucleosis.

OT Josh Lugg | Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny 49, Shaler 0: Lugg helped clear the path to 419 yards of offense in a blowout win for North Allegheny (3-1).

QB Phil Jurkovec | Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland 52, Penn Hills 21: Jurkovec didn’t account for a touchdown for the first time this season, but Pine-Richland (3-1) still rolled. Jurkovec completed 15 of his 29 passes for 223 yards and one interception. He also rushed for 29 yards on six carries.

OLB Justin Ademilola and DT Jayson Ademilola | Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep 43, Peddie 26: The Ademilola twins were frequent presences in the backfield in the win over Peddie. Jayson recorded three sacks and seven tackles. Justin totaled eight tackles and 2.5 sacks for the Marauders (2-0).

LB Pete Werner | Indianapolis Cathedral 29, St. Xavier 34: Werner was active in the Cathedral loss with seven tackles, four tackles for a loss and a forced fumble for the Irish (4-1).

OL Robert Hainsey | Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy 35, Washington (D.C.) St. John's 14: IMG Academy finally played its first home game of the season on Saturday. It ended the same as the previous three. The Ascenders (4-0) pulled away with three touchdown passes and one touchdown run for quarterback Kellen Mond, who was protected by Hainsey and the IMG offensive line.

OLB Ovie Oghoufo | Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison 28, West Bloomfield 0: Oghoufo and the Harrison defense shut down West Bloomfield. He recorded two tackles and a 37-yard reception for the Hawks (3-1).

RB CJ Holmes | Cheshire (Conn.) Academy 30, Choate Rosemary Hall 33: Holmes scored a 24-yard touchdown in the season opener for Cheshire (0-1).

TE Brock Wright | Cypress (Texas) Cy-Fair 57, Cypress Springs 21: Wright caught just one pass for 11 yards, but he helped block for 351 rushing yards in the victory for Cy-Fair (2-1).

DE Donovan Jeter | Beaver Falls (Pa.) High 42, Lincoln 7: Jeter and the Beaver Falls (2-1) allowed only 174 yards of offense in runaway win. Jeter became a Notre Dame commit on Monday following his visit to South Bend.

WR Michael Young | Destrehan (La.) High 21, John Ehret 7: Young made his senior debut for Destrehan (3-0) after being sidelined with a broken wrist. Playing with a soft cast on his right arm, Young did not make a catch, but he recorded two tackles on defense.

OL Dillan Gibbons | Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic 53, Clearwater Academy 18: Pass protection from Gibbons and the Central Catholic offensive line allowed the Marauders (4-0) to throw for 267 yards and five touchdowns.

DE Jonathon MacCollister | Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore 54, Poinciana 0: MacCollister and the Bishop Moore defense didn’t allow Poinciana to cross the goal line for another Hornets (3-1) win.

LB David Adams and DT Kurt Hinish | Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic 55, Hempfield 6: Adams, Hinish and the Central Catholic defense hunkered down after allowing six points in the first quarter. Adams recorded two solo tackles and Hinish tallied one for the Vikings (3-1).

DT Darnell Ewell | Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor 62 vs. Elizabeth City (N.C.) Northeastern 41: Ewell and the Lake Taylor (2-1) defense struggled to keep points off the board, but the offense carried the day in the victory.

LB Bo Bauer | Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep 42, Cleveland Benedictine 35: Bauer and the Cathedral Prep defense needed help from its offense and quarterback Joe Mischler delivered with two touchdown passes and two touchdown runs. The Ramblers (4-0) allowed Benedictine to total 494 yards of offense.

Sidelined: S Isaiah Robertson (one-game suspension), RB Markese Stepp (hamstring). Robertson was suspended by the IHSA for his role in a sideline scuffle.

Off week: CB Paulson Adebo, LB Drew White, QB Avery Davis.

*Stats reported were provided by players, coaches or the following news organizations: MaxPreps, Houston Chronicle, Orlando Sentinel, Record-Journal, Erie Times-News.


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Jordan Pouncey participates in the Irish Invasion at Notre Dame Stadium Saturday, June 18, 2016. ND Insider Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA