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Commit tracker: Notre Dame football recruits in action

Mike Singer10/03/22
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California wide receiver Rico Flores Jr. (Photo: Chad Simmons/On3)

Notre Dame verbal pledges from across the country are in the thick of their respective junior and senior seasons, and Blue & Gold is tracking their performances.

Here is a breakdown of how the Notre Dame commits fared over the weekend.

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OL Sullivan Absher

Belmont (N.C.) South Point (6-0) rushed for 339 yards and 4 touchdowns — and only attempted 1 pass — in a 35-13 win against Shelby (N.C.) Crest (4-2).

Next game: at Kings Mountain (N.C.) High (6-0) Oct. 7.


LB Jaiden Ausberry

Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab (3-2) knocked off Port Allen (La.) High (2-3) 45-6.

Unofficial season stats: 38 total stops, 6.5 tackles for loss), 1 sack and 2 passes broken up … 5 rushes for 17 yards and 3 touchdowns (missing one game).

Next game: at Tylertown (Miss.) High (3-3) Oct. 6.


CB Micah Bell

Ran for 164 yards and 2 touchdowns on 29 carries despite a 35-14 loss for Houston The Kinkaid School (3-3) at the hands of St. Thomas Catholic (5-0).

Official season stats: 107 rushes for 656 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Next game: at Dallas St. Mark’s (3-3) Oct. 7.


LB Drayk Bowen

Notched 5 tackles and forced 1 fumble in a 44-0 romp for Merrillville (Ind.) Andrean (5-2) over Munster (Ind.) High (3-5) … Ran 8 times for 77 yards and 2 scores, plus posted 1 catch for 23 yards and a touchdown.

Official season stats: 65 total stops, 10 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 2 passes broken up, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and 1 blocked punt … 94 carries for 646 yards and 11 touchdowns, plus 7 receptions for 129 yards and 2 scores.

Next game: at Wheatfield (Ind.) Kankakee Valley (4-3) Oct. 7.


S Peyton Bowen

Returned a punt return 69 yards for a touchdown in a 56-7 triumph for Denton (Texas) Guyer (6-0) versus McKinney (Texas) Boyd (0-6) … Guyer is ranked as the No. 16 team in the country by MaxPreps.

Official season stats: 24 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 interception returned for a touchdown and 1 punt returned for a score (missing one game).

Next game: at Little Elm (Texas) Braswell (2-4) Oct. 14.


RB Dylan Edwards

Ran 9 times for 150 yards and 4 touchdowns, plus had a 53-yard punt return score, to help Derby (Kan.) High (4-1) cruise to a 70-13 win against Wichita (Kan.) Haysville Campus (1-4).

Official season stats: 70 carries for 704 yards and 12 touchdowns … 1 kickoff return touchdown and 1 punt return score.

Next game: vs. Maize (Kan.) High (5-0) Oct. 7.


TE Cooper Flanagan

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle (3-2) had a bye.

Unofficial season stats: 12 receptions for 181 yards and 1 touchdown.

Next game: at Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary’s (6-0) Oct. 7.


WR Rico Flores Jr.

Hauled in 5 passes for 153 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 42-13 triumph for Folsom (Calif.) High (5-1) versus El Doroado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge (5-1).

Official season stats: 35 receptions for 633 yards and 5 touchdowns … 9 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 1 interception.

Next game: at Rocklin (Calif.) Whitney (3-3) Oct. 7.


CB Christian Gray

Recorded 2 interceptions to help lead St. Louis De Smet (3-3) to a 37-20 victory over St. Louis University High (2-4).

Official season stats: 12 tackles … 1 reception for 30 yards and a touchdown … 1 rush for 12 yards and a score (missing one game).

Next game: at St. Louis St. Mary’s (5-1) Oct. 7.


WR Jaden Greathouse

Caught 1 pass for 16 yards and returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown to help Austin (Texas) Westlake (5-0) to a 73-7 win over Del Valle (Texas) High (1-5) … Westlake is ranked as the No. 11 team in the nation by MaxPreps.

Official season stats: 18 receptions for 368 yards and 4 touchdowns … 3 punt return scores.

Next game: vs. Austin (Texas) Anderson (3-3) Oct. 7.


DL Devan Houstan

Notched 2 tackles and 1 sack in a 35-21 triumph for Hagerstown (Md.) St. James School (3-2) against Washington (D.C.) Maret (3-2).

Official season stats: 27 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 1 sack and 1 fumble recovery.

Next game: vs. Oakton (D.C.) Flint Hill (2-2) Oct. 8.


OL Charles Jagusah

Rock Island (Ill.) Alleman (1-5) fell 44-0 against Geneseo (Ill.) High (4-2).

Next game: at East Moline (Ill.) United (0-6) Oct. 7.


WR Braylon James

Caught 5 passes for 171 yards and a score but Round Rock (Texas) Stony Point (3-2) fell 32-16 at the hands of Round Rock (Texas) High (5-0).

Official season stats: 14 receptions for 379 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Next game: at Round Rock (Texas) Cedar Ridge (2-3) Oct. 7.


RB Jayden Limar

Lake Stevens (Wash.) High (3-2) won over Mill Creek (Wash.) Jackson (0-5) via forfeit.

Unofficial season stats: 57 carries for 504 yards and 6 touchdowns … 5 catches for 55 yards and 1 score (missing one game).

Next game: vs. Sammamish (Wash.) Eastlake (4-1) Oct. 7.


S Ben Minich

Intercepted a pass and posted 2 tackles in Cincinnati Lakota West’s (7-0) 37-7 triumph against Mason (Ohio) High (5-2).

Official season stats: 22 stops, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack and 2 interceptions (1 returned 36 yards for a touchdown) … 2 receptions for 56 yards and a score.

Next game: at Fairfield (Ohio) High (6-1) Oct. 7.


DL Armel Mukam

Woodberry Forest (Va.) High (3-1) had a bye.

Next game: at Richmond (Va.) Collegiate (3-2) Oct. 7.

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OL Sam Pendleton

Pfafftown (N.C.) Reagan (4-2) won 41-21 versus Mocksville (N.C.) Davie (2-4).

Next game: vs. Clemmons (N.C.) West Forsyth (2-4) Oct. 7.


OL Joe Otting

Topeka (Kan.) Hayden (5-0) notched a 44-28 win over Perry (Kan.) Perry-Lecompton (1-4).

Next game: vs. Hoyt (Kan.) Royal Valley (1-4) Oct. 7.


S Adon Shuler

Irvington (N.J.) High (4-2) suffered a 19-15 setback versus Union City (N.J.) High (4-1).

Next game: vs. Montclair (N.J.) High (2-3) Oct. 8.


DL Boubacar Traore

Had 2 tackles and 1 sack but left the game early due to an injury in a 48-6 triumph for West Roxbury (Mass.) Catholic Memorial (3-0) against Warwick (R.I.) Bishop Hendricken (3-2).

Unofficial season stats: 10 tackles, 5 stops for loss, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble.

Next game: at Shrewsbury (Mass.) St. John’s (1-3) Oct. 7.


DL Brenan Vernon

Mentor (Ohio) High (3-3) lost 52-38 against Medina (Ohio) High (6-1).

Next game: vs. Solon (Ohio) High (5-2) Oct. 7.


LB Preston Zinter

Lawrence (Mass.) Central Catholic (2-2) was edged 30-29 by Andover (Mass.) High (4-0).

Official season stats: 40 stops, 2 tackles for loss, 1 pass broken up, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 1 interception … 6 receptions for 112 yards (missing one game).

Next game: at Lowell (Mass.) High (0-4) Oct. 7.

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QB CJ Carr

Completed 13 of 14 passes for 251 yards with 5 touchdowns in Saline (Mich.) High’s (6-0) 56-0 win over Ann Arbor (Mich.) Pioneer (1-5).

Official season stats: Completed 105 of 142 passes (73.9 percent) for 1,470 yards with 16 touchdowns and 3 interceptions … 30 rushes for 163 yards and 5 scores.

Next game: vs. Temperance (Mich.) Bedford (4-2) Oct. 7.


DL Brandon Davis-Swain

West Bloomfield (Mich.) High (5-1) blew out Lake Orion (Mich.) High (3-3) 41-14.

Next game: vs. Oxford (Mich.) High (1-5) Oct. 7.


OL Peter Jones

Malvern (Pa.) Prep (4-0) had a bye.

Next game: at Wilmington (Del.) Delaware Military Academy (4-2) Oct. 7.


TE Jack Larsen

Hauled in 2 passes for 87 yards and 1 touchdown in a 49-7 triumph for Charlotte (N.C.) Catholic (5-1) against Mint Hill (N.C.) Rocky River (1-5).

Official season stats: 21 receptions for 369 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Next game: vs. Charlotte (N.C.) Garinger (0-7) Oct. 7.


DL Owen Wafle

Princeton (N.J.) Hun School (4-0) had its game against West Toronto Prep canceled.

Official season stats: 21 tackles, 9 stops for loss, 1 sack and 3 quarterback hurries.

Next game: at Blairstown (N.J.) Blair Academy (1-3) Oct. 8.


WR Cam Williams

Glen Ellyn (Ill.) Glenbard South (5-1) suffered a 49-27 setback against South Elgin (Ill.) High (6-0).

Official season stats: 26 receptions for 585 yards and 7 touchdowns … 4 rushes for 38 yards and 1 score (missing one game).

Next game: at West Chicago (Ill.) High (1-5) Oct. 7.

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