High school football season is in full swing and Notre Dame's 2014 verbal commitments are ready to shine this season in their quest to bring home championships in each of their respected schools.
ISD will be updating you each week on where each prospect will be playing and we'll also give you the results of each contest on Monday as the inormation becomes available.
2014 Notre Dame Verbal Commits
DeShone Kizer- Central Catholic (Toledo, Ohio)
Central Catholic (5-0) will look to remain undefeated tonight when they when they host St. Francis de Sales (4-1) tonight.
This'll be one of the toughest games for Central Catholic yet this season and in all reality could very well be a shootout.
Kizer and the Irish come in averaging around 30 points-per-game while their opponents, the Knights, are putting up close to 40.
In my opinion the edge would have to go to Central Catholic on the other side the ball since they're defense is only surrendering 10 points-per-contest and St. Francis de Sales is getting blitzed for over 30 points-per-game.
Last season, Central Catholic buried St. Francis de Sales, 60-0.
Justin Brent - Speedway (Indianapolis, Ind.)
The Speedway Sparkplugs (4-2) are currently on a two-game winning streak and will host Park Tudor (1-5) tonight in Indianapolis.
It’d be hard to believe that Speedway wouldn't come away with their third consecutive win tonight seeing that they're going up against a Panther defense that's surrendering over 38 points-per-game.
The Irish commit could have a monster night, but I have a feeling if the score gets out of hand, the talented Speedway star might only play one half.
Currently, Brent has already rushed for 950 yards in six contests (158.3 yards-per-game) with 11 touchdowns.
Last season, Speedway obliterated Park Tutor, 64-24.
Corey Holmes - St. Thomas Aquinas (Pembroke Pines, Fla.)
St. Thomas Aquinas (3-1) will travel to Hollywood tonight to face South Broward (0-4) in Friday night action.
Aquinas offense has done most of their damage on the ground this season, which unfortunately means not too many touches for Holmes.
I look for the Raiders to run all over a South Broward defense that's giving up around 40 points-per-contest.
Last year, St. Thomas Aquinas buried, South Broward, 48-0.
Nic Weishar - Marist (Midlothian, Ill.)
The Marist Red Hawks (3-2) will look to bounce back this week when they host Carmel (1-4).
Don't let Carmel’s record fool you because they really are a decent team that hasn't put it all together yet.
The Corsairs have pretty much been in every game they've lost the season and Marist can't afford to take them lightly.
With that being said, I see Marist having too much firepower and picking up their fourth win.
Weishar has consistently averaged around 5-to-7 receptions per game.
Last season, Marist defeated Carmel, 28-7.
Alex Bars- Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, Tenn.)
Bars and his teammates (6-0) will look to remain undefeated when they head to Nashville to face undefeated Ensworth (5-0) tonight.
This looks like this is going to be a good, old-fashioned heavyweight slugfest as both teams come in with the goods. So here's the tale of the tape:
Montgomery Bell Academy- Offense: 35 points-per-game Defense: 9 points-per-game
Ensworth- Offense: 41 points-per-game Defense: 13 points-per-game
Last season, Montgomery Bell Academy loss to Ensworth, 35-7.
Jimmy Byrne - St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio)
St. Ignatius (3-2) will look to get back to their winning ways this Saturday when they host Indiana's Lawrence Central (3-3).
Usually both of these squads are the cream of the crop of their respective states, but for some reason this year, both have struggled to put it all together.
In reality both of these programs could breakout at any time.
These teams didn't play each other last season.
Sam Mustipher - Good Counsel (Olney, Md.)
Good Counsel (3-3) is hoping to get back on track after two straight losses, but the journey doesn't look any easier with undefeated Bishop McNamara (5-0) being the next in the way.
You can never count Good Counsel out of any game, but boy do they have their hands full with a Mustang offense that scoring around 41 points-per-game.
Last season, Good Counsel shut out Bishop McNamara, 22-0.
Quenton Nelson - Red Bank Catholic (Holmdel, N.J.)
Red Bank Catholic (2-0) will look for their third win in a row when they host Raritan (0-3) tonight.
This'll one will probably get pretty ugly, pretty quick.
Red Bank Catholic has only surrendered six points this season, which isn't good news for a Rocket offense that's only scored 10 points in three contests. Add in the fact that Nelson and the Casey's are putting on approximately 45 points-per-contest and you got your makings of a blowout.
Last year, Red Bank Catholic destroyed Raritan, 49 -14.
Grant Blankenship - The Colony (Texas)
Blankenship and the Cougars (5-0) defeated Frisco (3-2) on Thursday, 20-14.
Here's an article on this game.
Matt Dickerson - Junipero Serra (San Mateo, Calif.)
The Junipero Serra Padres (2-1) head to San Jose tonight to face undefeated Bellarmine (3-0) in San Jose Stadium.
This should be a fairly competitive game seeing that both offenses like to put a lot of points on the board, but I believe Serra holds a slight edge on defense.
This one should be close.
Last season, Serra lost a close one to Bellarmine, 35-34.
Jay Hayes - Poly Prep (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Hayes and the Blue Devils (4-0) will be in a battle this week as they host undefeated Salesianum (4-0) at Poly Prep Country Day.
Here's another game that should look like two heavyweights going at it.
Each offense scores over 40 points-per-game and both defenses only surrender a little over 10.
These teams didn't play each other last season.
Andrew Trumbetti - Northern Valley Regional (Demarest, N.J.)
Northern Valley Regional (1-2) will try to pick up their second win of the season when they travel to Wanaque to face Lakeland Regional (2-1).
I have a feeling the Norsemen will need to bring their “A” game if they hope to stand chance. Lakeland Regional's offense is averaging 35 points-per-game and so far this season Northern Valley Regional defense has struggled a bit..
Last year, Northern Valley Regional was soundly defeated by Lakeland Regional, 43-26.
Jonathan Bonner - Parkway Central (Mo.)
Parkway Central (4-1) will look to bounce back into the win column tonight when they host Parkway North (3-2).
Until last week, Bonner and the Colt defense had only given up around three points per game, so it will be interesting seeing what they do against a Viking offense that’s been scoring 27 points-per-game.
Last season, Parkway Central shut out Parkway North, 23-0.
Greer Martini- Woodberry Forest (Va.)
Woodberry Forest (3-1) will head to Richmond tonight to face the undefeated Collegiate Cougars (4-0).
On paper both these teams seem extremely evenly matched. Both offenses are averaging over 30 points-per-game and the defenses are stout given up a little over 10 points-per-contest.
This should be a really close game.
Last season, Woodberry Forest beat Collegiate, 23-15.
Richard Yeargin III - University (Hollywood, Fla.)
University (5-0) will look to remain undefeated tonight when he traveled Coconut Creek to face North Broward Prep (0-4).
More than likely University will put this one out of reach very quickly since they’re averaging about 60 points-per-game and North Broward Prep’s defense surrenders over 30.
These teams didn’t play each other last season.
Tyler Newsome - Carrollton (Ga.)
The Carrollton Trojans (4-0) will host Fayette County (0-4).
Last season, Carrollton defeated Fayette County, 44-13.
2015 Notre Dame Verbal Commits
Jerry Tillery- Evangel Christian
Evangel Christian (3-1) will host Green Oaks (1-4) on October 11th.