Notre Dame commit recap: Mayer shines, Bramblett scores 7 TDs
With no one injured or on a bye week, all 21 Notre Dame commits played over the weekend. ND Insider recaps how each of them fared.
• 2020 TE Michael Mayer | Park Hills (Ky.) Covington Catholic 53, Bishop Chatard (Ind.) 36: Mayer’s best outing this season came in the state of Indiana. He caught four passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns in the game following Covington Catholic’s bye week. The Colonels (7-0) remained perfect with Mayer adding a 75-yard pick-six as well.
• 2019 P Jay Bramblett | Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Hillcrest 53, Bessemer City 24: Facing a must-win situation in terms of playoffs, the Patriots (3-4) saw Bramblett deliver with seven total touchdowns. He went 19-for-28 for 298 yards and five touchdowns. Bramblett also rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown on six attempts and found the end zone on a six-yard catch. His two punts traveled 37 and 44 yards, with the latter landing out of bounds at the two-yard line.
@jbram_15 Huge game tonight against Bessemer City HS, in a must win situation. 19/28, 298 yds, 5 TD's--6 rushes, 67 yds, 1 TD--1 reception, 6 yds, 1 TD. 7 TD's on the night. 2 punts for a 40.5 yd avg with a 44 yd punt out of bounds on the 2 yd line. pic.twitter.com/tX13U5Br6t
— Mike Bramblett (@recruitlookAL) October 6, 2018
• 2019 LB Jack Kiser | Royal Center (Ind.) Pioneer 72, Culver 0: Kiser’s four passing touchdowns and seven total were both his season highs. He went 7-of-8 for 228 yards and threw touchdowns of 52, 50, 29 and 29 yards. Kiser ran it five times for 58 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, he tallied 11 tackles and one for a loss.
The Panthers (8-0) recorded their sixth shutout and own a 506-25 season margin of victory. Kiser leads all Irish recruits with 32 touchdowns and six interceptions.
• 2019 QB Brendon Clark | Midlothian (Va.) Manchester 51, Huguenot 0: Six games into the season and Clark still has not thrown an interception. His 16-0 TD-INT ratio ranks among the best in the nation. Clark struggled with accuracy, though, completing 6-of-18 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown.
He made it up on the ground with 10 rushes for 50 yards and two touchdowns. The Lancers (6-0) saw Clark connect with K.J. McNeil for a 25-yard touchdown. He also rushed for scores of one and two yards.
• 2019 ATH Kendall Abdur-Rahman | Edwardsville (Ill.) High 54, Belleville East 20: Abdur-Rahman appeared back to 100 percent, going 5-of-7 for 115 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed on six occasions for 92 yards and two scores. The Tigers (4-3) opened the game with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Abdur-Rahman to junior Chase Moore.
His other score through the air went for 74 yards to junior Noah Goldsmith. Touchdown runs of 65 and three yards put the finishing touches on the blowout victory. Abdur-Rahman missed time this season with an injury but returned against O’Fallon High on Sept. 28.
• 2019 DT Jacob Lacey | Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren 21, Ravenwood (Tenn.) 0: With the season the Spartans (8-0) are having, a 21-point margin should be considered close. Lacey wreaked havoc and amassed seven tackles, six TFLs and a sack. The South Warren defense collected 17 TFLs and eight sacks on the night.
• 2019 RB Kyren Williams | Kirkwood (Mo.) St. John Vianney 28, Christian Brothers 70: The Golden Griffiths (5-2) suffered their first loss since the opener in dominating fashion. Williams recorded three tackles, but his defense allowed 609 total yards and 70 points. He played well offensively, scoring on a four-yard run and hauling in a 13-yard touchdown pass.
Williams finished with 89 yards on 12 attempts and three receptions for 33 yards. For the season, Williams has 73 rushes for 731 yards, 32 carries for 426 yards and 18 total touchdowns.
• 2019 CB K.J. Wallace | Atlanta Lovett 43, Stone Mountain 14: Wallace had his best rushing performance on the season, turning nine carries into 93 yards and a touchdown. His lone score came on a nine-yard rush that handed Lovett a 21-0 advantage. The Lions (3-4) also saw Wallace amass two TFLs on defense.
• 2019 S Kyle Hamilton | Atlanta Marist 51, West Hall 14: In the three games since St. Pius X shutout Marist, Hamilton has scored seven touchdowns. Against West Hall, he found the end zone on a 68-yard reception and caught three passes for 129 yards. Hamilton also recorded two tackles but was sidelined before halftime in the blowout for the War Eagles (6-1).
• 2019 DT Hunter Spears | Sachse (Texas) High 49, Garland 0: Sachse’s defense suffocated Garland, which amassed minus-two first half yards. Spears registered three TFLs in limited action. Senior quarterback Derek Rose made his first start of the season and went for 183 yards and three touchdowns on 7-of-11 passing. The Mustangs (3-3) are back to .500 after dropping their first three contests.
• 2020 TE Kevin Bauman | Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic 41, Long Branch 14: Bauman finally posted solid production, catching three passes for 71 yards. He hauled in just one pass for 10 yards in the previous week. Quarterback Steve Lubischer finished with 202 yards and two touchdowns on nine completions. The Caseys (6-0) clinched their division with the win.
• 2020 QB Drew Pyne | New Canaan (Conn.) High 14, Greenwich 42: The Rams (3-2) fell for the first time since their opener. Pyne went 23-for-37 for 201 yards with touchdown passes of 15 and 16 yards. He also threw an interception. Greenwich score the game’s final 21 points. Pyne threw for a combined 12 touchdowns in the previous three games.
• 2019 DE Howard Cross III | Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph Regional 20, Bergen Catholic 24: The Green Knights (4-2) switched Cross to linebacker, placing him as a stand-up rusher. He took advantage with seven tackles, one sack, one TFL and one pass deflection. His effort could not hold off Bergen Catholic, though. The Crusaders amassed 310 total yards.
• 2019 S Litchfield Ajavon | Alexandria (Va.) Episcopal 21, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes 5: Ajavon’s four tackles helped hold St. Agnes to 92 total yards. The Maroons (4-0) recorded nine TFLs and three sacks and allowed minus-four rushing yards.
• 2019 DE NaNa Osafo-Mensah | Fort Worth (Texas) Nolan Catholic 24, Bishop Lynch 48: The Vikings (5-1) suffered their first loss as Osafo-Mensah was limited to three tackles and three quarterback hurries. Bishop Lynch dominated on the ground, rushing for 235 yards on 33 carries. Junior Charles Crawford III led the way with 17 rushes, 175 yards and five touchdowns.
• 2019 WR Cam Hart | Olney (Md.) Good Counsel 38, Gonzaga College High 31: The Falcons (5-1) battled back and scored the game-winner on fourth-and-goal. Cramps limited Hart, who caught two passes for 14 yards. Sy-Veon Wilkerson rushed for 262 yards and scored on a 67-yard run. Defensive back Justin Jackson recorded two interceptions, one of which was a pick-six.
• 2019 OL Zeke Correll | Cincinnati (OH) Anderson 42, West Clermont 28: Correll’s protection paved the way for quarterback David Thompson, who went 19-for-33 for 339 yards and three touchdowns. Thompson’s touchdown passes went for 19, 55 and 41 yards. The Redskins (6-2) return home next week for a bout with district foe Turpin.
• 2019 LB Osita Ekwonu | Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day 63, Christ the King 0: The Chargers (4-3) earned their fourth straight win after starting the season 0-3. In limited action, Ekwonu rushed for a 33-yard touchdown and recorded four tackles. Providence Day owns a 209-17 advantage and has pitched three shutouts during the streak.
• 2019 OL Quinn Carroll | Edina (Minn.) High 21, Minnetonka 7: A 21-point first quarter paced the Hornets (5-1) to their third straight victory. Carroll’s blocking had a lot to do with Edina’s early success. Running back Matt Cavanagh ran for a 68-yard touchdown on the game’s second play.
• 2019 OL Andrew Kristofic | Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland 38, Canon McMillan 7: The Rams (6-1) relied on their run game, rushing for 244 yards and four touchdowns on four attempts. Junior Luke Meckler enjoyed running behind Kristofic and ran 12 times for 142 yards and three touchdowns. Pine-Richland has not lost since dropping its opener to IMG Academy.
• 2019 OL John Olmstead | Metuchen (N.J.) St. Joseph 43, Immaculata 0: The Falcons (6-1) registered 442 yards en route to their fifth straight victory. Olmstead’s squad earned a massive win in the previous week, snapping Westfield’s 22-game home winning streak.
*Stats were provided by players, parents, coaches, MaxPreps and the following news organizations: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Washington Post, Cincinnati Enquirer, Star Tribune, Edwardsville Intelligencer, Dallas Morning News, Asbury Park Press, High School Football America and the Bergen Record.