Notre Dame commit recap: Seven Irish pledges find the end zone

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame commits accounted for 15 touchdowns in their games last week. ND Insider recaps the 21 Irish pledges in action.

CB Paulson Adebo | Mansfield (Texas) High 37, Sam Houston 20: Adebo served as Mansfield’s deep threat on offense with touchdown catches of 35 and 36 yards in the victory. He finished with three catches for 109 yards. Mansfield (6-2) completed only one other pass for five yards. Adebo also rushed three times for 13 yards.

Saiid Adebo with the TD reception from @THEShawnharts for the Tigers. Mansfield 7, Sam Houston 0 7:50 1Q.

— Darren Lauber (@darren_lauber) October 21, 2016

Saiid Adebo and @THEShawnharts connect again, this time from 38 yards for the Tigers. Mansfield 17, Sam Houston 7 9:56 2Q.

— Darren Lauber (@darren_lauber) October 21, 2016

TE Cole Kmet | Arlington Heights (Ill.) St. Viator 21, Niles Notre Dame 31: Kmet did the bulk of the work on offense for St. Viator in a loss. He caught 10 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns. He opened the scoring with a 22-yard reception in the second quarter and scored the final St. Viator touchdown from 30 yards out in the fourth quarter. He added five tackles for the Lions on defense. St. Viator (5-4) will play at Rockford Boylan (8-1) on Saturday in the first round of the IHSA Class 6A playoffs.

WR Michael Young | Destrehan (La.) High 48, Bourgeois 27: Young scored a pair of touchdowns in the Destrehan victory. He caught an 8-yard touchdown pass in the first half and a 27-yard touchdown run in the second half for the Wildcats (8-0).

WR Jordan Pouncey | Winter Park (Fla.) High 28, Boone 19: Pouncey notched a pair of touchdown runs including the go-ahead, three-yard score in the third quarter. Pouncey’s first touchdown run came from 44 yards out. He finished with eight carries for 52 yards and three catches for 34 yards on offense. Pouncey added three tackles and an interception on defense. Winter Park (6-2) clinched the district championship with the victory.

RB CJ Holmes | Cheshire (Conn.) Academy 49, Loomis Chaffee 34: Holmes carried a heavy load on Saturday with 24 rushes for 175 yards and two touchdowns in the victory for Cheshire Academy (4-2).

QB Avery Davis | Cedar Hill (Texas) High 59, Grand Prairie 28: Davis capped an efficient night with three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown as Cedar Hill (6-2) cruised to victory. Davis completed 11 of his 13 passes for 162 yards with his touchdown passes coming from 8, 41 and 33 yards out. His rushing score was a one-yard touchdown.

TE Brock Wright | Cypress (Texas) Cy-Fair 35, Cypress Woods 17: Wright caught five passes for 38 yards including an 11-yard touchdown in the victory for Cy-Fair (6-2). The Bobcats rushed for 219 yards with the help of Wright’s blocking.

CB Elijah Hicks | La Mirada (Calif.) High 70, Glenn 10: Hicks typically helps in pass defense in the secondary, but he also added a sack in the blowout win for La Mirada (7-2). He finished with two tackles on defense and one catch for 22 yards.

OL Robert Hainsey | Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy 34, Trinity Christian Academy 21: IMG quarterback Kellen Mond rushed for three touchdowns in the second half behind the blocking of Hainsey and the offensive line. Mond also tossed a lateral to Hainsey for a two-point conversion, but the play was wiped out by a penalty. The Ascenders (7-0) extended their winning streak to 25 games.

Robert Hainsey with the big man 2 point conversion.

— Beat Miami (@ProdigyEdits210) October 22, 2016

S Isaiah Robertson | Naperville (Ill.) Neuqua Valley 14, Glenbard North 35: Neuqua Valley fell behind early and couldn’t recover for its first loss of the season. Little went the way of the Wildcats including a pass tipped by Robertson that ended in a 41-yard touchdown catch for Glenbard North. Neuqua Valley (8-1) will host Glenbard West (7-2) in the first round of the IHSA Class 8A playoffs on Saturday.

LB Drew White | Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas 42, Boyd Anderson 7: White tallied seven tackles in the rout for St. Thomas Aquinas (5-2).

DE Jonathon MacCollister | Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore 38, Bartow 14: MacCollister and the Bishop Moore offense rolled up more than 400 yards. Two running backs combined for 237 rushing yards with MacCollister blocking at tight end for Bishop Moore (7-1).

LB David Adams and DT Kurt Hinish | Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic 41, Norwin 0: Adams, Hinish and the Central Catholic defense combined for their second straight shutout. Adams recorded seven tackles in the win and became the school’s all-time leader in tackles. The Vikings (8-1) have outscored their opponents 83-0 in the last two games.

OT Josh Lugg | Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny 42, Hempfield 7: North Allegheny’s offense bullied its way to 339 rushing yards behind Lugg and the offensive line. Lugg added one tackle on defense for the Tigers (7-2).

OL Dillan Gibbons | Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic 35, Admiral Farragut Academy 23: Gibbons helped clear the way for 311 yards of offense in the comeback win for Central Catholic, who trailed 17-7 at halftime. Gibbons tallied four tackles on defense for the Marauders (7-1).

LB Bo Bauer | Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep 42, East 0: Bauer led the Cathedral Prep defense to its third shutout of the season. The Ramblers (9-0) claimed a region championship with the victory.

OLB Ovie Oghoufo | Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison 49, Oxford 7: Oghoufo totaled five tackles, two tackles for a loss, one fumble recovery and one blocked field goal in the season finale. He also caught one pass for 15 yards. A win for Harrison (5-4) wasn’t enough to earn a spot in the MHSAA playoffs.

DT Darnell Ewell | Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor 69, Washington 6: Ewell and the Lake Taylor defense only surrendered 76 yards of offense to Washington in the lopsided win for the Titans (7-1).

DE Justin Ademilola and DT Jayson Ademilola | Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep 14, St. Joseph Regional 29: The Ademilola twins and the St. Peter’s Prep defense couldn’t slow down the St. Joseph offense in a loss. The Marauders (5-2) allowed 304 rushing yards and 136 passing yards.

Off week: LB Pete Werner, RB Markese Stepp.

Sidelined: Phil Jurkovec (thumb).

*Stats reported were provided by players, coaches or the following news organizations: MaxPreps, Dallas Morning News, Bradenton Herald, Naperville Sun, Orlando Sentinel, Houston Chronicle, Tampa Bay Times, The Virginian-Pilot.


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Cornerback Paulson Adebo, a 2017 recruit, committed to Notre Dame on June 20, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)