Future Irish in Action

All the members of Notre Dame's recruiting class are in action this weekend. We have a look at each verbal pledge along with a few high profile targets.

We check in on where Notre Dame pledges are headed this weekend to compete.


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
Decker and his teammates return home after being on the road the past two weeks as they'll host 2-2 Miamisburg. The Vikings have Kentucky pledge Zach Myers as their anchor along the offensive line.

Ronald Darby: Oxon Hill (MD) Potomac
Darby is back after his official visit to Notre Dame and will be looking to help the Wolverines to their second victory of the season as they take on 3-1 Douglass High School on Saturday afternoon.

Scott Daly: Downers Grove (IL) South
Off to a 4-0 start finds Daly and his teammates ready to host crosstown rival North who is 1-3 on the season. The Mustangs have still only given up seven points in their firth four games.

Nick Baratti: Spring (TX) Klein Oak
Baratti is back from his official visit and from injury as the Panthers look to get back to their winning ways taking on KIein Collins on Friday night.

Justin Ferguson: Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan
Ferguson played on Thursday night as Flanagan suffered a second loss on the season falling to Cypress Bay 28-21.

Mark Harrell: Charlotte (NC) Catholic
Harrell and his teammates are still perfect (5-0) on the season as they get ready to take on 3-2 West Mecklenburg on Friday.

C.J. Prosise: Woodberry Forest (VA)
After a hard fought victory over Blair Academy, Prosise and his teammates look to earn their third victory of the season against Liberty Christian on Saturday afternoon.

Deontay Greenberry: Fresno (Calif) Washington Union
Greenberry and his teammates will look to earn their third victory of the season over undefeated (2-0) Sunnyside on Friday night.

David Perkins: South Bend (IN) Washington
Perkins and his teammates will look to rebound after suffering their first loss of the season last weekend. Now with a 4-1 record, Washington High School will travel to undefeated (5-0) Mishawaka (IN) Penn.

John Turner: Indianapolis (IN) Cathedral
After a tough start to the season, Turner and his teammates have rebounded winning three straight game. This week will be another major test as Cathedral will travel to Louisville, Kentucky to battle 4-0 Trinity High School.

Romeo Okwara: Charlotte (NC) Ardrey Kell
The Knights got back to winning last week but face a tough test on Friday night as they face 5-0 Charlotte (NC) Independence.

Sheldon Day: Indianapolis (IN) Warren Central
The Warriors remain perfect at 5-0 as they head into action on Friday night against Terre Haute (IN) North Vigo.

Jarron Jones: Rochester (NY) Aquinas Institute
Saturday afternoon will find Jones and the Little Irish on the road taking on 2-1 McQuaid.

Chris Brown: Hanahan (SC) Hanahan
Brown and his teammates are off to a 0-4 start and will look to get their first victory against 1-3 Berkeley High School on Friday night.


William Mahone: Youngstown (OH) Austintown-Fitch
Coming off their first loss of the season, Mahone and his Fitch teammates will battle 4-0 GlenOak High School. Saturday will find Mahone on his official visit to Pittsburgh as the Panthers take on the Irish. Could a decision be coming soon?

Ifeadi Odenigbo: Centerville (OH)
Odenigbo and the Elks are having a tough year but things should get better on Friday night as they travel to Springboro High School to take on the 0-4 Panthers.

Keith Marshall: Millbrook (NC)
Marshall's senior season is not going as planned as the team has loss back-to-back games and now sites with a 3-3 record on the year. Friday night might not be much better as they'll take on 5-0 Wakefield High School.

Dave Berk has followed Ohio High School football recruiting since the late 90's. In 2002 he joined Scout.com covering Ohio High School sports and football recruiting before moving over to cover The University of Cincinnati in 2005. In 2010 Dave was offered a chance to cover Michigan State (SpartanDigest.com) and Notre Dame (IrishEyes.com) as a football recruiting analyst. Over the years Dave has been a guest on several radio shows and appeared on College Football Now on the NFL Network. This fall Dave appears on Fox Sports Ohio's Southwest Ohio football telecats giving recruiting insight on players in the game. You can contact or follow Dave at the following.
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