Future Irish in Action

Almost all of the members of the Notre Dame class of 2012 are in action this weekend. Here is a quick look at each pledge along with a few high profile targets.

IrishEyes.com's weekly preview of Notre Dame's recruiting class of 2012 in action.


Tee Shepard: Fresno (Calif) Washington Union
The California native has been ruled ineligible after a transfer to Fresno (Calif.) Washington Union High School for the season due to the state's transfer rules. However, an appeal has been submitted and there is still hope Shepard will take the field for his senior season. Washington Union opens up their season against Salinas (CA) Alisal tonight.

Taylor Decker: Vandalia (Ohio) Butler
Decker and the Aviators (1-0) look to win their second game of the season against New Carlisle (OH) Tecumseh (1-0) after claiming a season opening 39-13 victory over Greenville (OH) in week one of the season.

Ronald Darby: Oxon Hill (MD) Potomac
Darby and the Wolverines will look to get off to a fast start against Brandywine (MD) Gwynn Park on Saturday afternoon in a conference game.

Scott Daly: Downers Grove (IL) South
Friday night will find Daly and his South teammates taking on the LaGrange (IL) Lyons (1-0) in the second game of the season. The Mustangs enter the game with a record of 1-0 after last week's 28-7 victory over South Elgin.

Nick Baratti: Spring (TX) Klein Oak
After an opening week 17-9 victory over A&M Consolidated last week, Baratti and his Panther teammates will look to battle Houston (TX) Cypress Creek on Saturday night. Baratti had a solid game a week ago going 11-of-22 for 228 yards in the air while also picking up two touchdowns on 20 carries for 81 yards in the win.

Justin Ferguson: Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan
The Notre Dame wide receiver pledge opens up against Pembroke Pines (FL) Charter High School on Friday night.

Mark Harrell: Charlotte (NC) Catholic
Harrell and the Cougars are off to a fast start having won their first two games of the season in commanding fashion. Friday night they'll face off against Charlotte (NC) Country Day who will enter the contest with a record of 1-0 on the season.

C.J. Prosise: Woodberry Forest (VA)
Prosise and the Tigers will open up their season next week against Richmond (VA) Benedictine in an afternoon contest.

Deontay Greenberry: Fresno (Calif) Washington Union
Greenberry and the Panthers will be without teammate Tee Shepard in the season opener against Salinas (CA) Alisal.

David Perkins: South Bend (IN) Washington
Perkins and teammate Gehrig Dieter have the Panthers off to a fast 2-0 start. Friday will find Perkins taking on Elkhart (N) Central in looking for their third victory of the season. After two games the Irish pledge has rushed for 255 yards on only 22 carries to go with two touchdowns.

John Turner: Indianapolis (IN) Cathedral
Turner and the Fighting Irish took a hard loss last week against Sheldon Day and Indianapolis (IN) Warren Central. This week they will face off against Centerville (OH) on Monday in the Kirk Herbstreit Football Classic at Ohio State. The game will match Turner against Irish target Ifeadi Odenigbo and will be televised by ESPN.

Romeo Okwara: Charlotte (NC) Ardrey Kell
The Knights opened up their season a week ago with a 21-18 loss against Waxhaw (NC) Marvin Ridge. They'll look to get on the winning side Friday night against Huntersville (NC) Hopewell.

Sheldon Day: Indianapolis (IN) Warren Central
Day and the Warriors are off to a fast 2-0 start after a hard fought 27-24 victory last week against future teammate John Turner and Indianapolis (IN) Cathedral. This week Day will be taking on Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence North.

Jarron Jones: Rochester (NY) Aquinas Institute
The newest member of the Irish recruiting class and his Little Irish teammates open their season Saturday against Buffalo (NY) St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in an afternoon contest.


William Mahone: Youngstown (OH) Austintown-Fitch
The Falcons opened their season last week with an impressive 28-7 victory over Warren (OH) Harding High School. This week should be just as easy as they'll take on Poland (OH) Seminary on Friday night.

Ifeadi Odenigbo: Centerville (OH)
Odenigbo and the Elks took a hard loss in week one against Cincinnati (OH) Elder High School. This week they'll look to correct their mistakes playing in Ohio Stadium against Indianapolis (IN) Cathedral and Irish pledge John Turner in the Kirk Herbstreit Football Classic. Irish fans can watch the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder in action on ESPN, Monday afternoon.

Andrus Peat: Tempe (AZ) Corona Del Sol
The Aztecs got off to a rough start in week one losing 52-7 against Chandler (AZ) Basha. Friday night they'll look to get things turned around against Mesa (AZ) Westwood.

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