The 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 information becomes available.
2014 Notre Dame Verbal Commits
DeShone Kizer- Central Catholic (Toledo, Ohio)
Central Catholic (2-0) will host the Perrysburg Yellowjackets (1-1) tonight at Central Catholic High School.
Even though Kizer has struggled at times this season, only going 18-for-43 passing (42%) for 373 yards with three touchdowns and one interception, he’s also done enough to help keep the Irish undefeated.
This weekend the 6-foot-4, 205-pound signal caller will face a Yellowjacket defense that’s surrendering over 27 points per game, so it's a good possibility that this could be a breakout game for the Irish commit.
Last year, Central Catholic defeated Perrysburg, 35-7.
Justin Brent - Speedway (Indianapolis, Ind.)
The Speedway Sparkplugs (2-1) will be looking for their second win in a row when they hit the road to face Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter (2-1) tonight.
Brent has been explosive ever since being moved to running back and already has 413 yards rushing with five touchdowns in just three contests.
This weekend’s contest against Cardinal Ritter is not going to be an easy one by any means, especially with a Raider offense coming in averaging almost 42 points a game.
Speedway struggled with Cardinal Ritter last season getting blown out, 62-38, in the regular season and then getting bounced from the playoffs, 49-21.
Corey Holmes - St. Thomas Aquinas (Pembroke Pines, Fla.)
St. Thomas Aquinas (1-0) will be in Louisiana tonight for a showdown with defending 3A state champions, Curtis (1-0), at the Superdome in New Orleans.
Aquinas has a number of Division I prospects like Holmes, including offensive lineman Nick Linder (committed to Miami), defensive tackle Anthony Moten (offered by Notre Dame), Al Harris, Jr. (committed South Carolina) and running back Madre London (offers from Florida State, North Carolina, Illinois, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska and Wisconsin).
John Curtis will counter with a couple highly decorated recruits itself in 5-star wide receiver Malchi Dupre and 4-star linebacker Kenny Young.
These teams didn’t play each other last season.
Nic Weishar - Marist (Midlothian, Ill.)
The Marist Red Hawks (1-1) will have their hands full tonight when they host a powerful Nazareth Academy (2-0) tonight in Chicago.
Marist’s defense will have their hands full trying to stop the Roadrunners offense that's averaging over 43 points a game, but don't count out the Red Hawks, who are also averaging over 40 points per game.
Weishar currently has 13 catches for 206 yards (15.8 yards-per-reception) and three touchdowns on the season.
Last year, Marist snuck past Nazareth Academy, 24-21.
Alex Bars- Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, Tenn.)
Bars and his teammates (3-0) will head across town tonight to face Pearl-Cohn (3-0) in Nashville.
The 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive lineman has done his part to help the Big Red offense averaged over 36 points per game and tonight they’ll face a extremely tough test trying to keep up with a Pearl-Cohn offense that's putting up over 51 points per game.
Last season, Montgomery Bell Academy drilled Pearl-Cohn, 50-14.
Jimmy Byrne - St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio)
St. Ignatius (1-1) will be looking for their second win in-a-row on Saturday when they host Strong Vincent (0-2) at St. Ignatius.
I look for Ignatius to have a pretty big night going up against a Colonel defensive surrendering over 46 points per game.
Last season St. Ignatius shut out Strong Vincent, 40-0.
Sam Mustipher - Good Counsel (Olney, Md.)
Good Counsel (2-1) will hit the road tonight to face Calvert Hall (1-2) in Baltimore.
Since losing to Gilman (20-14) to open the season, Good Counsel has been on a roll averaging close to 38 points per game.
These teams didn’t play each other last year.
Quenton Nelson - Red Bank Catholic (Holmdel, N.J.)
Red Bank Catholic (1-0) opened the season last night with a dominating victory over Red Bank Regional (0-1), 49-6.
Nelson helped pave the way for Catholic running back Larry Redaelli and his four rushing touchdowns.
Here’s an article on this game.
Grant Blankenship - The Colony (Texas)
Blankenship and the Cougars (2-0) will be looking to add another “W” to their record when they travel to Dallas the face the undefeated Wilson Wildcats (2-0).
The Colony’s defense has been extremely stout and has only surrendered seven points so far this season.
Last season, The Colony defeated Wilson, 20 -7.
Matt Dickerson - Junipero Serra (San Mateo, Calif.)
The Junipero Serra Padres (0-1) will be back in action in next week when they play Encinal (1-0) at Willie Stargell Field in Alameda.
These teams didn't play each other last season.
Jay Hayes - Poly Prep (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Hayes and the Blue Devils (1-0) will head to Hightstown, New Jersey tonight to face the Peddie Falcons (1-0).
Poly Prep defeated Peddie last season, 20-6.
Andrew Trumbetti - Northern Valley Regional (Demarest, N.J.)
The Northern Valley Regional Norsemen (0-0) were scheduled to host the Bergenfield Bears (0-0) last night, but the game got rained out, so they'll play the contest later on today.
The Norsemen struggled on defense last season surrendering right around 26 points per contest, but one bright spot was the 6-foot-4, 250-pound Trumbetti (pictured above) who ended the season with 12 sacks.
Last year, Northern Valley Regional lost a close one to Bergenfield, 28-27.
Jonathan Bonner - Parkway Central (Mo.)
Parkway Central (3-0) defeated Seckman (0-3) on Thursday night by the score, 49-7.
Bonner didn’t have his stats for the game at this time, but said he will inform us when he they become available.
No article was available for this game.
Greer Martini- Woodberry Forest (Va.)
Woodberry Forest (1-0) will be in Lynchburg tonight to face the Liberty Christian Bulldogs (2-0).
Martini had a huge game last week, recording 13 tackles and a forced fumble in a 21-7 victory over Benedictine last week and he'll have his hands full trying to stop a Bulldog offense that's averaging close to 44 points per game.
These teams didn't play each other last season.
Richard Yeargin III - University (Hollywood, Fla.)
University (3-0) destroyed Cypress Bay (1-1) last night by the score, 37-7.
The University defense, led by Yeargin III, was once again dominating forcing four turnovers in the game and shut down Cypress Bay’s passing attack holding them to only two-yards through the air.
Here's an article on this game.
Tyler Newsome - Carrollton (Ga.)
The Carrollton Trojans (2-0) will host the Calhoun Yellowjackets (2-0) at Carrollton High School.
Last season, Carrollton lost to Calhoun, 46-35.