Notre Dame commit recap: QB Avery Davis ignites comeback with six touchdown passes

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Twenty-two Notre Dame commits took the field last week. ND Insider recaps how each Irish pledge fared.

QB Avery Davis | Cedar Hill (Texas) High 54, Duncanville 50:Davis needed to throw six touchdown passes to earn his first win as the starting quarterback this season. Cedar Hill (3-2) scored 27 points in the fourth quarter and the last 20 points of the game — all on Davis touchdown throws — to win the game. Davis completed 19 of his 29 pass attempts for 242 yards. He also rushed for 33 yards on nine carries. Cedar Hill’s two previous wins came when Davis sat out with an ankle injury.

LB David Adams, DT Kurt Hinish and QB Phil Jurkovec | Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic 48, Pine Richland 35: Jurkovec accounted for 461 yards against Adams, Hinish and the Central Catholic defense, but it wasn’t enough for a win. Jurkovec completed 25 of his 36 passes for 350 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 22 times for 111 yards and two more touchdowns. Jurkovec, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, injured the thumb on his throwing hand during the game.

TE Cole Kmet | Arlington Heights (Ill.) St. Viator 48, Marian Central Catholic 32: Kmet caught six passes for 105 yards including a 22-yard touchdown in the victory for St. Viator (4-2). Kmet also tallied three tackles and one sack on defense.

S Isaiah Robertson | Naperville (Ill.) Neuqua Valley 35, Naperville North 20: No one could pick up a bad punt snap by Naperville North, so Robertson ran up from his spot as punt returner, picked up the ball and took it the final 12 yards for a touchdown. Robertson, who left the game in the third quarter with hamstring tightness, caught three passes for 55 yards, made five tackles and broke up one deep pass for Neuqua Valley (6-0).

LB Drew White | Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas 24, Bishop Gorman 25: Bishop Gorman needed a two-point conversion in triple overtime to extend its 45-game winning streak. White and the St. Thomas Aquinas defense limited Gorman’s offense, led by Ohio State quarterback commit Tate Martell, to only 10 points in regulation, but they were unable to stop Cal running back commit Biaggio Ali Walsh on the final plunge. White recorded 14 tackles in the loss for Aquinas (3-2).

TE Brock Wright | Cypress (Texas) Cy-Fair 45, Jersey Village 3:Wright caught a 76-yard touchdown pass in the victory for Cy-Fair (3-2). He caught one more pass for two yards.

OLB Ovie Oghoufo | Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison 14, Groves 7: Trailing by seven in overtime, Farmington Hills Harrison (3-3) wanted to get the ball to Oghoufo. The only problem was Groves knew that too. That’s how Groves defensive back Ryan Flaherty snagged an interception to seal the victory. Oghoufo played a big role in limiting Groves to seven points in regulation. He recorded 10 tackles, five tackles for a loss and two sacks. Oghoufo also caught one pass for eight yards.

DE Justin Ademilola and DT Jayson Ademilola | Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep 21, Paramus Catholic 28: Both Ademilolas recorded a sack in the loss to Paramus Catholic. St. Peter’s Prep (3-1) allowed the game-winning touchdown pass with less than three minutes left in the game. Irish defensive line coach Keith Gilmore attended the game.

WR Michael Young | Destrehan (La.) High 44, Terrebonne 17: With the running game rolling, Young’s biggest contributions to the Destrehan win came as a blocker. Two players combined for 390 rushing yards for the Wildcats (5-0).

WR Jordan Pouncey | Winter Park (Fla.) High 7, Timber Creek 0:Neither offenses could find the end zone in a game decided by Winter Park’s Jonathan Griffin-Heard returning an interception for a score. Pouncey was held in check at running back with only 19 yards on seven carries. On defense, Pouncey recorded three tackles and four passes defended for the Wildcats (4-2).

CB Paulson Adebo | Mansfield (Texas) High 43, Arlington 14:Adebo’s teammates in the secondary pulled in two interceptions in the Mansfield win. Adebo rushed twice for 18 yards for the Tigers (3-2).

OT Josh Lugg | Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny 22, Mount Lebanon 15: Lugg and the North Allegheny offense needed 15 points in the fourth quarter to beat Mount Lebanon. The Tigers (4-2) rushed for 316 yards and all three touchdowns behind Lugg’s offensive line.

OL Dillan Gibbons | Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic 45, St. Petersburg Catholic 8: Gibbons and the Clearwater Catholic offense needed only one half to jump out to a 38-0 lead. The Marauders (5-1) rushed for 175 yards and threw for 113 more.

LB Bo Bauer | Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep 41, St. Joseph’s 0: Bauer and the Cathedral Prep defense gave up only 110 yards of offensive in the shutout as the Ramblers (6-0) extended their winning streak to start the season.

RB CJ Holmes | Cheshire (Conn.) Academy 49, St. Thomas More School 8: Holmes’ day included a 22-yard run as Cheshire Academy (1-2) breezed past St. Thomas More.

LB Pete Werner | Indianapolis Cathedral 17, Fishers 27:Cathedral couldn’t overcome three interceptions in an upset loss to Fishers. The Irish (5-2) fell behind for good when Fishers defensive back R.J. Potts returned an interception 13 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

DE Jonathon MacCollister | Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore 47, South Lake 0: MacCollister helped block for seven rushing touchdowns as a tight end while Bishop Moore (4-1) returned to its winning ways.

DL Donovan Jeter | Beaver Falls (Pa.) High 66, New Brighton 7:Jeter only needed to play one half in a blowout victory for Beaver Falls (4-1). Jeter helped the defense limit New Brighton to one touchdown and helped block at tight end for an offense that scored 47 points in the first half.

DT Darnell Ewell | Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor 28, Granby 9: Ewell and the Lake Taylor defense didn’t allow an offensive touchdown in a dominant performance against Granby. Lake Taylor (4-1) forced Granby into negative 46 rushing yards in the first half and 16 passing yards.

Sidelined: RB Markese Stepp (hamstring).

Off week: OL Robert Hainsey.

*Stats reported were provided by players, coaches or the following news organizations: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, St. Charles Herald Guide, The Virginian-Pilot, Dallas Morning News, Naperville Sun, Indianapolis Star, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Daily Herald, Houston Chronicle, Detroit Free Press, NJ Advance Media.

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Avery Davis runs a drill during the Irish Invasion at Notre Dame Stadium Saturday, June 18, 2016. ND Insider Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA