Notre Dame commit recap: LB Jack Kiser shows off broad skill set

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

High school football started in a few states across the country last week. That meant five Notre Dame commits took the field for their first games of the season. ND Insider recaps how all five Irish pledges fared below.

• 2019 LB Jack Kiser | Royal Center (Ind.) Pioneer 44, Lewis Cass 0: Kiser did a little bit of everything to start off his senior season. He intercepted two passes on defense, rushed 18 times for 163 yards and three touchdowns and threw a 48-yard touchdown pass for the Panthers (1-0).

• 2020 TE Michael Mayer | Park Hills (Ky.) Covington Catholic 40, Ryle 7: Mayer started his junior season by adding linebacker duties to his tight end role. He made an impact on defense with nine tackles, three tackles for a loss and a forced fumble for Covington Catholic (1-0).

• 2019 DT Jacob Lacey | Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren 49, Hopkinsville 17: Lacey was only needed for one half as South Warren raced out to a 42-10 lead. He tallied six tackles, three tackles for a loss and one sack for the Spartans (1-0). The South Warren defense scored three touchdowns on its own.

• 2019 CB K.J. Wallace | Atlanta Lovett 21, Greater Atlanta Christian 24: Wallace totaled eight tackles and caught a 22-yard pass in a losing effort. He recorded 69 all-purpose yards for Lovett (0-1). The Lions have lost to the Spartans six straight times.

• 2019 LB Osita Ekwonu | Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day 20, Trinity Christian 41: Ekwonu and the Providence Day defense couldn’t slow down Trinity Christian. Running back Chavon McEchern rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Providence Day Cody Cater crippled the Chargers (0-1) with four interceptions. Ekwonu did rip off a 50-yard gain at running back for Providence Day.

*Stats reported were provided by players, coaches or the following news organizations: MaxPreps, Pharos-Tribune, Cincinnati Enquirer, Gwinnett Daily Post and The Fayetteville Observer.

Three-star linebacker Jack Kiser, a 2019 recruit, reported a Notre Dame offer May 7, 2018.