Update On The Notre Dame Commitments

Several of Notre Dame's commitments bounced back with big wins this past weekend. Irish Eyes takes a look at how some of the future Irish players fared over the weekend.

Jamoris Slaughter and Tucker High School moved to 4-0 as they defeated St. Pius X on Friday 35-0. This was Tucker's fourth consecutive shutout of the season, and they hold a 170-0 scoring advantage against their opponents.

"I had two punt returns for touchdowns, but one got called back," Slaughter said of his game. "The one that counted was for about 50 yards. I had one catch for about 10 yards. I haven't had any interceptions yet this year though. The teams that we've been playing don't throw the ball very much, but I'm still looking for that first pick."

Future Irish cornerback, Robert Blanton from Butler High School (N.C.) bounced back after a tough loss last week to defeat Ardrey Kell, 49-7. Butler moves to 4-1 on the season.

"We came back this weekend and won," Blanton explained. "I played all right. I only had a couple tackles and I broke up a couple passes. I had a good night on offense. I had five catches. I don't know how many yards I had, but it was a lot. I did the dirty work and let my teammates get the [touchdowns]. I don't know how many tackles I have for the season, but I have four interceptions."

Braxston Cave and the Penn Kingsmen (6-0) continue roll as they thumped South Bend Riley 42-8. "We were up 21-0 after the first quarter and 35-0 at half," Cave said. "I only played the first two quarters. We dominated up front. I only played one play on defense. It was fourth and one and they jumped offsides, so that was it."

After losing a tough game to Mt. Carmel last week, Darius Fleming and St. Rita bounced back to knock off Providence Catholic, 21-7. The win moves St. Rita to 4-1 and puts them in position to finish the season strong.

"We needed to step up this week," Fleming commented. "Coach Kuska told us to just go out there and play. Coming off a loss, all you can do is take it out on your next opponent. We had a lot of people step up. This was a big win. I had two tackles for a loss in the first half, and about seven tackles for the game."

Dan McCarthy helped Cardinal Mooney move to 5-0 on the season with a 40-14 victory over Lake Catholic (Mentor, Ohio) Playing quarterback McCarthy ran for scores of 84 and 54 yards. On the night he carried the ball 17 for 214 yards. McCarthy added an interception on defense.



Sean Cwynar and Marian Central Catholic (Woodstock, Ill.) moved to 5-0 with a 30-0 win over St. Edward (Elgin, IL).

After a huge win last weekend over St. Rita, Steve Filer and his Mt. Carmel teammates (5-0) followed up with a tough victory over Brother Rice. Mt. Carmel held Brother Rice to 19 yards rushing in the first half.

John Goodman (Bishop Dwenger) moved to 6-0 as they defeated Wayne 40-8.

Kyle Rudolph's Elder team (3-2) jumped out to an early 7-0 lead against Lakewood St. Edwards, but Elder failed to add to the early touchdown and ended up losing 10-7.

Omar Hunter and Buford moved to 4-0. With a big 49-6 win over Wesleyan.

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