Notre Dame commit recap: WR Kevin Austin erupts for record-setting night

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Fifteen Notre Dame commits were in action last week. All 15 won their respective games. ND Insider recaps how each Irish pledge fared.

• WR Kevin Austin | Coconut Creek (Fla.) North Broward Prep 58, Somerset Academy 20: Austin had a monster night with seven catches for 329 yards and five touchdowns. The 329 receiving yards set a Broward County record, according to the Miami Herald. His five touchdown catches were also a school record.

27-8 after this catch and run by @Ka_szn ! Go Eagles!!

— NBPSAthletics (@NBPSAthletics) September 29, 2017

36-8 Eagles after this TD grab by

— NBPSAthletics (@NBPSAthletics) September 29, 2017

Touchdown number 5 by Kevin Austin. 43-20 Eagles

— NBPSAthletics (@NBPSAthletics) September 29, 2017

• ROV Shayne Simon, DT Jayson Ademilola and DE Justin Ademilola | Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep 23, Paramus Catholic 14: The Ademilola twins combined for 5.5 sacks in limiting Paramus Catholic to 14 points. Justin Ademilola was credited with nine tackles and three sacks. Jayson Ademilola also had nine tackles with three tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks.

Simon was once again the leading receiver for St. Peter’s Prep (3-1) with four catches for 137 yards. On defense, Simon tallied seven tackles and four tackles for a loss.

• RB Jahmir Smith | Sanford (N.C.) Lee County 56, Burlington Cummings 0: Smith trucked his way to 226 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries for Lee County (6-0).

• QB Cade McNamara | Reno (Nev.) Damonte Ranch 55, Shasta 41: McNamara helped turn a seven-point Damonte Ranch halftime deficit into a 21-point lead in one quarter. He threw touchdown passes of 59, 16, 28 and 48 yards in the second half to redirect the Mustangs (6-0). McNamara finished 20-of-36 passing for 305 yards and six touchdowns with one interception. He also rushed for 18 yards.

• WR Micah Jones | Gurnee (Ill.) Warren Township 48, Mundelein 7: Jones scored a pair of touchdowns in another Warren Township victory. He found the end zone on receptions of 22 and 19 yards. Jones finished with four receptions for 68 yards for the Blue Devils (4-2).

• LB Bo Bauer | Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep 48, St. Francis 0: Bauer totaled 10 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble as the Cathedral Prep defense recorded another shutout. The Ramblers (6-0) have allowed seven or fewer points in five games this season.

• QB Phil Jurkovec | Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland 47, Central Catholic 17: Jurkovec had a quiet night by his standards as running back Jordan Crawford took care of most of the scoring with six rushing touchdowns for Pine-Richland (6-0). Jurkovec still completed 11 of his 14 passes (78.6 percent) for 161 yards and one touchdown with one interception. Jurkovec’s touchdown pass went to Crawford on a 24-yard reception. Jurkovec also rushed 10 times for 73 yards.

• DT Ja’mion Franklin | Ridgely (Md.) North Caroline 48, Stephen Decatur 12: Franklin helped the North Caroline defense stuff the run with six tackles and four tackles for a loss as the Bulldogs (5-0) dominated.

• LB Ovie Oghoufo | Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison 42, Rochester 7: Oghoufo and the Harrison defense returned to its stingy form by allowing single-digit points for the fifth time this season. Oghoufo made a 16-yard reception and three tackles for the Hawks (4-2).

• TE George Takacs | Naples (Fla.) Gulf Coast 23, Riverdale 17 (OT): Takacs caught three passes for 16 yards in his long-awaited returned to the field. Gulf Coast (3-0) hadn’t played a game since Sept. 1 because of Hurricane Irma.

• OL Cole Mabry | Brentwood (Tenn.) High 42, Independence 14: Mabry and the Brentwood offensive line gave quarterback Carson Shacklett time to complete 21-of-25 passes for 289 yards and four touchdowns. The Bruins (6-1) beat Independence for the first time since 2012.

• OL John Dirksen | Maria Stein (Ohio) Marion Local 32, Anna 7: Dirksen and the Marion Local offensive line cleared the way for four rushing touchdowns in a victory. Running back Jack Buening scored three touchdowns for the Flyers (6-0).

• DT Jacob Lacey | Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren 42, Greenwood 11: Another dominant first half allowed for Lacey and the South Warren defense to relax at the finish. The Spartans (7-0) led 42-3 in the second quarter after allowing a field goal on the first possession of the game.

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

Bye week: S Derrik Allen.

*Stats reported were provided by players, coaches or the following news organizations: MaxPreps,Chicago Daily Herald, The Daily Standard, Columbia Daily Herald, Bowling Green Daily News, Record Searchlight, Sanford Herald.


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Notre Dame wide receiver commit Kevin Austin set school records with 329 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns in a game for North Broward Prep. (Photo courtesy of Rivals)