The high school football season will be wrapping up fairly soon and a number of Notre Dame's 2014 verbal commitments will be preparing to begin their playoff quest to bring home state championships to 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 information becomes available.
2014 Notre Dame Verbal Commits
DeShone Kizer- Central Catholic (Toledo, Ohio)
Central Catholic (9-0) will look to wrap up the regular season undefeated tonight when they hit the road to face Clay (2-7) tonight.
Kizer and the Irish's offense will come in averaging around 41 points-per-game while their opponents, the Eagles,are giving up 38 points-per-game, so needless to say Central Catholic should put this one away early.
Last season, Central Catholic buried Clay, 56-19.
Justin Brent - Speedway (Indianapolis, Ind.)
The Speedway Sparkplugs (7-3) will try to advance in the playoffs tonight when they had the Clayton to face Cascade (6-4).
In their first matchup earlier this season, Speedway destroyed the Cadets, 40-13.
In that contest, Brent exploded with 136 yards rushing with three touchdowns, one catch for 40 yards and a punt return for 43 yards and a touchdown.
I expect the Notre Dame wide receiver commit to have another huge game.
Corey Holmes - St. Thomas Aquinas (Pembroke Pines, Fla.)
St. Thomas Aquinas (7-1) will head out on the road tonight to face Plantation (7-1).
St. Thomas Aquinas has been on a roll lately winning five straight and has only given up 19 points total during that streak.
Plantation should definitely give Aquinas all they can handle coming in averaging 38 points-per-game.
Last season, St. Thomas Aquinas snuck past Plantation, 24-20.
Isaiah McKenzie- American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.)
American Heritage (8-1) will head the Fort Lauderdale tonight to face Cardinal Gibbons (7-1).
This should be one heck of a game seeing that both offenses are highly explosive and come in averaging over 30 points-per-contest.
Both programs defenses seem to be mirror images of each other also as both are giving up just over 10 points a game.
Last year, American Heritage obliterated Cardinal Gibbons, 70-19.
Nic Weishar - Marist (Midlothian, Ill.)
The Marist Red Hawks (6-3) will start the playoffs tonight when they host Plainfield South (6-3) at Marist High School.
After being thrown into the meat grinder over the last few weeks with games against Joliet Catholic, Carmel, Notre Dame and Benet Academy, the Red Hawks should be battle tested when the going to face the Cougars.
Plainfield South has a fairly balanced team with an offensie that's scoring over 30 points-per-game and a defense giving up 23 points-per-contest this. The Red Hawks also have a high potent offense that's averaging 40 points-per-game, but in their losses the Marist defense has given up quite a few points.
These teams didn't play each other last season.
Alex Bars- Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, Tenn.)
Bars and his teammates (8-1) will close out the regular season tonight when they head to Chattanooga to take on McCallie (3-6).
McCallie has been giving up close to 30 points-per-game, but their offense is also putting up over 30 points-per-game, so in no means can you look past them.
The key to this game will be Montgomery Bell Academy's defense, which up to this point is only surrendering a round 13 points-per-contest.
Last season, Montgomery Bell Academy destroyed. McCallie, 51-7.
Jimmy Byrne - St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio)
St. Ignatius (5-4) will wrap up the regular season on Saturday when they host Canada Prep Football Academy (2-4).
It's been a rough season for St. Ignatius, but as long as they show up ready to play they should be able to win this game.
These teams didn't play each other last season.
Sam Mustipher - Good Counsel (Olney, Md.)
Good Counsel (6-4) will face DeMatha (8-1) on Sunday, November 11th to begin the WCAC Playoffs and Maryland University.
Good Counsel was shutout by DeMatha earlier this season, 21-0.
Quenton Nelson - Red Bank Catholic (Holmdel, N.J.)
Red Bank Catholic (6-0) will host Middletown South (4-3) tonight at Red Bank Catholic High School.
The Casey's have been extremely dominant all season, especially on defense where they've only surrendered 23 points all season. That's not very good news for an Eagles offense that's averaging the same amount per game.
Last season, Red Bank Catholic defeated Middletown South, 34-7.
Grant Blankenship - The Colony (Texas)
Blankenship and the Cougars (8-0) will look to remain undefeated tonight when they host Centennial (6-2).
This should be a pretty good test for The Colony seeing that the Titans offense scores around 35 points-per-game, but the problem for Centennial will be that The Colony's defense is only giving up 12 points-per-game.
Last year, The Colony was shutout by Centennial, 36-0.
Matt Dickerson - Junipero Serra (San Mateo, Calif.)
The Junipero Serra Padres (6-1) will head to Mountain View tonight to take on St. Francis (5-2).
Serra will have their work cut out for them against a formidable Lancer defense that's only giving up around 10 points-per-game.
Last season, Serra was shutout by St. Francis, 24-0.
Jay Hayes - Poly Prep (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Hayes and the Blue Devils (7-1) wrapped up their regular season with a loss to Friendship Collegiate Academy (3-3), 27-7.
Andrew Trumbetti - Northern Valley Regional (Demarest, N.J.)
Northern Valley Regional (1-6) will hope to break their losing streak this Friday when they host Indian Hills (1-6).
This could be a favorable chance for Northern Valley Regional to pick up their second win of the season.
The reason I say this is because both teams are really even on paper, in which neither team scores too many points (around 15 per game) and both defenses give up a huge amount (over 30 points-per-game).
Last season, Northern Valley Regional beat Indian Hills, 21-14.
Jonathan Bonner - Parkway Central (Mo.)
Parkway Central (8-1) will start playoff action tonight when they host Holt (1-8).
Holt's defense surrenders close to 45 points-per-game, so this one could be over extremely early, especially since Parkway Central's offense puts points up in bunches.
In last year's playoffs, Parkway Central defeated Holt, 29-6.
Greer Martini- Woodberry Forest (Va.)
Woodberry Forest (6-1) will host Fort Union Military Academy (1-7) tonight.
Woodberry Forest defense is only giving up about 12 points-per-game which isn't good news for a Fort Union offense that averages only 23 points-per-contest.
Last year, Woodberry Forest was pounded by Fort Union Military Academy, 42-14.
Richard Yeargin III - University (Hollywood, Fla.)
University (7-1) will look to get back to their winning ways tonight when they host Island Coast (8-1) in Fort Lauderdale.
Island Coast has had a tremendous season so far and has been very formidable on both offense and defense, but they haven't played a team the caliber of University, in my opinion, and I think Yeargin III and his teammate pick up the win.
Last season, University defeated Island Coast, 44-27.
Nick Watkins- Bishop Dunne (Dallas, Texas)
Bishop Dunne (5-3) will head to Addison tonight to face Trinity Christian (5-3).
Trinity Christian comes in to the game averaging over 44 points on offense, but at the same time they're surrendering over 30 points on defense.
Bishop Dunne is almost in the same boat, due to the fact that their offense puts up 36 points-per-game in their defense surrenders around 25 per contest.
This could be a high-scoring affair.
Last season, Bishop Dunne lost to Trinity Christian, 56-21.
Tyler Newsome - Carrollton (Ga.)
The Carrollton Trojans (8-0) will host Sandy Creek (7-0-1) tonight at Carrollton High School.
Last season, Carrollton was defeated by Sandy Creek, 30-7.
2015 Notre Dame Verbal Commits
Jerry Tillery- Evangel Christian
Evangel Christian (6-1) will be in action this week against Washington (1-7).
Last season, Evangel Christian defeated Washington, 35-12.