Notre Dame commit recap: LB Ovie Oghoufo scores twice

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

A confluence of bye weeks, injuries and game cancellations in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma left seven Notre Dame commits sidelined from action last week. But 11 Irish pledges took the field. ND Insider recaps how each recruit fared.

• LB Ovie Oghoufo | Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison 49, Seaholm 7: Oghoufo totaled 149 all-purpose yards in the Harrison blowout. He caught four passes for 53 yards and a touchdown, returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and took one carry for six yards. He added seven tackles on defense for the Hawks (3-1).

• RB Jahmir Smith | Sanford (N.C.) Lee County 38, West Carteret 0: Smith returned to the lineup after missing a week with a minor ankle injury. He didn’t show any signs of rust in the Lee County (5-0) victory. He rushed 17 times for 205 yards and two touchdowns.

• WR Micah Jones | Gurnee (Ill.) Warren Township 36, Lake Forest 7: Jones found the end zone twice in the Warren Township victory. He caught nine passes for 110 yards with his touchdowns coming from 13 and 23 yards out for the Blue Devils (3-1).

• DT Ja’mion Franklin | Ridgely (Md.) North Caroline 42, Cambridge-South Dorchester 0: Franklin spent another night disrupting the opponent’s backfield for North Caroline (3-0). Franklin forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and assisted on multiple tackles for a loss.

• S Derrik Allen | Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter 37, Marietta 14: Allen continued to contribute in all three phases of the game for Lassiter (4-0). He recorded four tackles on the back end of the defense, turned a short pass into an 18-yard reception and returned a punt 40 yards in the victory.

• LB Bo Bauer | Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep 62, Benedictine 28: Bauer and the Cathedral Prep defense didn’t need to offer much resistance against Benedictine. That’s because the Cathedral Prep offense put together 714 total yards. Bauer notched four tackles, including two tackles for a loss and a sack. The Ramblers (4-0) continue to roll through top competition. Benedictine was ranked as the No. 5 team in Ohio’s Division II.

• QB Cade McNamara | Reno (Nev.) Damonte Ranch 34, Spanish Springs 3: McNamara carried the bulk of Damonte Ranch’s offense with his arm. He completed 23 of his 42 passes (54.8 percent) for 365 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. The Mustangs (4-0) only rushed for 88 yards in the win.

• QB Phil Jurkovec | Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland 43, Penn Hills 6: Jurkovec had a relatively pedestrian performance by his standards, but Pine-Richland (4-0) still rolled. He completed 16 of his 24 passes (66.7 percent) for 160 yards and one touchdown with one interception. Jurkovec also rushed for 31 yards and one touchdown.

• OL John Dirksen | Maria Stein (Ohio) Marion Local 21, Minster 7: Dirksen and the Marion Local offense fell behind 7-0 but scored 21 straight points to stay undefeated. Henry Keller scored the final two touchdowns on rushing attempts for the Flyers (4-0).

• DT Jacob Lacey | Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren 49, Grayson County 0: Lacey and the South Warren defense stood tall for their first shutout of the season. The Spartans (5-0) have held opposing teams to seven or less points in three games this season.

• OL Cole Mabry | Brentwood (Tenn.) High 23, Ravenwood 31: Brentwood was able to move the ball plenty behind Mabry and the offensive line, but a yards advantage of 437 to 284 didn’t translate to the scoreboard. Mabry helped protect his quarterback, who threw for 314 yards for the Bruins (4-1).

Bye week: ROV Shayne Simon, DT Jayson Ademilola and DE Justin Ademilola.

Game cancelled: WR Kevin Austin, TE George Takacs

Injured: LB Jack Lamb (knee), RB Markese Stepp (undisclosed).

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Notre Dame linebacker commit Ovie Oghoufo, a 2018 recruit, walks into Notre Dame Stadium before the Georgia-Notre Dame game. Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA