Future Irish in Action

Not all members of the Notre Dame recruiting class of 2012 are in action this weekend. We have a look at each verbal pledge along with a few high profile targets.


Tee Shepard: Fresno (Calif) Washington Union
Nothing has changed in the ongoing battle between Shepard and the California Interscholastic Federation in Shepard's eligibility. Any talk of the Notre Dame pledge playing in September has been replaced with talk of a possible appeal hearing in early October.

Taylor Decker: Vandalia (Ohio) Butler
IrishEyes.com was on hand last week as Decker and his teammates knocked off Springboro (OH) High School 56-35. This week a 2-1 Bellevue (OH) team will look to slow down the powerful offensive attack the Aviators have shown so far. Decker and his teammates will learn about long bus rides as Bellevue is located about three hours from Vandalia.

Ronald Darby: Oxon Hill (MD) Potomac
Darby and the Wolverines look to get on the winning side after losing their first two games by a total of five points. Friday night they take on 0-2 Fort Washington (MD) Friendly on the road.

Scott Daly: Downers Grove (IL) South
Off to a 3-0 start finds Daly and his teammates headed to 0-3 Franklin Park (IL) High School. The Mustangs have only given up seven points in their firth three games.

Nick Baratti: Spring (TX) Klein Oak
Baratti and the Panthers are now 1-2 on the season and have the weekend off giving the Texan a chance to take his official visit with the Irish for the Michigan State game.

Justin Ferguson: Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan
Ferguson told IrishEyes.com this week about his team's upcoming game against powerhouse Lakeland (FL) High School. Pembroke Pines enters the contest 2-0 against one of the top prep programs in the country. The Dreadnaught's are 2-0 on the season.

Mark Harrell: Charlotte (NC) Catholic
Last week's win over Charlotte (NC) Latin moved Catholic to 4-0. This week finds the Cougars at 0-4 Garinger High School.

C.J. Prosise: Woodberry Forest (VA)
Prosise and the Tigers got off to a winning start last weekend with a 16-13 victory. This weekend with be another tough test with a trip to Blair Academy in New Jersey.

Deontay Greenberry: Fresno (Calif) Washington Union
After a weekend off Greenberry and his Washington Union teammates will host 2-0 Kingsburg on Friday night.

David Perkins: South Bend (IN) Washington
Perkins sat out last weekend's game against Adams because of his ejection from a game the week before. The Panthers scratched out a win moving to 4-0 on the year and this weekend will host 2-2 Marian High School. Perkins will be back and teammate Gehrig Dieter should be back to full strength.

John Turner: Indianapolis (IN) Cathedral
Turner and his Cathedral teammates have won two in a row. However, a tough road test against 3-1 Fort Wayne (IN) Bishop Dwenger is set for Friday night.

Romeo Okwara: Charlotte (NC) Ardrey Kell
The Knights fell 31-26 last weekend and will look to rebound against 1-3 South Mecklenburg on Friday night.

Sheldon Day: Indianapolis (IN) Warren Central
The Warriors survived another tough game last weekend with a 27-21 victory over Ben Davis. On Thursday night they got back to their powerful ways with a 41-14 victory over North Central High School.

Jarron Jones: Rochester (NY) Aquinas Institute
Averaging over 40-points a game after two weeks, Jones and his teammates get ready to take on 2-0 St. Francis High School on Saturday afternoon.


William Mahone: Youngstown (OH) Austintown-Fitch
Mahone and the Falcons have a huge test ahead of them Friday night as they travel to 2-1 Canton (OH) McKinley. This is a big game as Ohio uses a computer points system and a win here will help Fitch at the end of the season. Mahone will also be making the trip to South Bend on Saturday for his official visit with the Irish before visiting Pittsburgh the following week. A decision could come before the month is over.

Ifeadi Odenigbo: Centerville (OH)
Odenigbo and the Elks got their first win of the season against a team out of Canada last weekend. This weekend they'll travel to Cleveland to battle St. Ignatius High School on Saturday.

Keith Marshall: Millbrook (NC)
After opening the season with a loss, Marshall and his Millbrook teammates have run off three straight victories. This week Marshall will look have a big game against 1-2 Broughton.

Andrus Peat: Tempe (AZ) Corona Del Sol
The Aztecs moved to 2-1 with a 33-6 win last weekend. Up next is 0-3 Highland High School.

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