Notre Dame commit recap: Micah Jones catches on for big night

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Weather, scheduled bye weeks and an injury kept some of Notre Dame’s commits off the field last week, but 13 Irish pledges were still in action. ND Insider recaps how each commit fared.

WR Micah Jones | Gurnee (Ill.) Warren Township 26, Libertyville 10: Jones broke out with eight receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown. His 28-yard touchdown was the final score of the night for Warren (2-1).

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DT Ja’mion Franklin | Ridgely (Md.) North Caroline 49, Parkside 6: Franklin made a couple tackles on defense, but his big play came on special teams for North Caroline (2-0). Franklin blocked a punt, recovered the loose ball and returned it six yards for a touchdown.

QB Phil Jurkovec | Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland 42, Seneca Valley 7: Jurkovec accounted for five more touchdowns as Pine-Richland (3-0) cruised to another victory. Jurkovec completed 17 of his 23 passes (73.9 percent) for 280 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. He also rushed three times for 12 yards and two touchdowns.

LB Ovie Oghoufo | Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison 47, Stoney Creek 8: Oghoufo contributed in a number of ways to the Harrison victory. On offense, Oghoufo caught three passes for 55 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 51 yards on one carry. He scored on a 24-yard touchdown reception by making five defenders miss him. On defense, Oghoufo recorded eight tackles, three tackles for a loss, two sacks and one pass breakup for the Hawks (2-1).

LB Bo Bauer | Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep 63, McDowell 7: Bauer made “a few” tackles as Cathedral Prep (3-0) continued to dominate. The Ramblers only needed their starters for the first half as they rolled to a 49-7 lead.

OL Cole Mabry | Brentwood (Tenn.) High 42, Stewarts Creek 7: Mabry didn’t need to play more than one half of football Friday night. Brentwood (4-0) built a 35-0 lead with the help of quarterback Carson Shacklett’s 10 completions for 222 yards and four touchdown passes.

QB Cade McNamara | Reno (Nev.) Damonte Ranch 55, Hug 0: Half of the passes McNamara completed in a blowout victory went for touchdowns. He finished 8-of-11 for 178 yards and four touchdowns as Damonte Ranch (3-0) rolled.

OL John Dirksen | Maria Stein (Ohio) Marion Local 13, Coldwater 7: Dirksen and the Marion Local offensive paved the way for two short touchdown runs from Nolan Habodasz in the victory. Habodasz rushed for a game-high 78 rushing yards on a night when yards came at a premium. The Flyers (3-0) only threw for 96 yards.

RB Markese Stepp | Indianapolis Cathedral 34, Bishop Chatard 13: Stepp only received nine carries, but he turned them into 77 yards and one touchdown in Cathedral’s first victory of the season. Stepp said he has been limited with a minor injury in his last two games for the Fighting Irish (1-3).

DT Jacob Lacey | Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren 27, Central Hardin 17: Lacey and the South Warren defense provided plenty of push back in the first half against Central Hardin. The Spartans (4-0) only allowed 33 yards of offense in the first half. Central Hardin rallied in the second half to finish with 218 total yards, but it didn’t find the end zone enough.

ROV Shayne Simon, DT Jayson Ademilola and DE Justin Ademilola | Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep 21, St. Joseph’s Prep 28: Simon scored on a pair of touchdown receptions for St. Peter’s Prep, but his help on offense wasn’t enough for the Marauders (1-1) to pull out a victory. Simon finished with 11 catches for 168 yards and the two touchdowns. Justin Ademilola added a sack for the St. Peter’s Prep defense.

Injured: RB Jahmir Smith sat out Sanford (N.C.) Lee County’s 55-27 win over Hoke County with a minor ankle injury. Smith said he only sat out as a precaution to make sure he would be healthy this week. Smith has already resumed practice with Lee County.

Bye week: LB Jack Lamb, S Derrik Allen.

Game cancelled: WR Kevin Austin, TE George Takacs

*Stats reported were provided by players, coaches or the following news organizations: MaxPreps, Dayton Daily News, Daily Herald, The Murfreesboro Post, Erie Times-News, and The News-Enterprise.

Notre Dame wide receiver commit Micah Jones, a 2018 recruit, walks into Notre Dame Stadium before the Georgia game. (Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA)