Notre Dame Blasts Chaminade, 46-7

There were a couple of big-time recruits on the field Friday night in Sherman Oaks. Two of the top 100 players in the west showed their stuff in Notre Dame's <b>Cary Harris</b> and Chaminade's <b>Logan Paulsen</b>. caught up with these two after the game, along with <b>Tony De Martinis</b> from Notre Dame, and a couple of juniors that should receive a lot of attention next fall.

Friday night's game was never in question as Notre Dame dominated from the inception. West Hills Chaminade did not even get on the board until a garbage-time touchdown at the end of the contest.

Notre Dame showed why they are now 10-0 on the season with a crisp showing in all facets of the game. Their offense showed a nice mixture of run and pass, and their defense was suffocating. Chaminade quarterback Chris Turner was running for his life all night and at one point in the game was sacked on three consecutive plays. Notre Dame also added a few field goals and blocked two punts on special teams.

The Knights' running game was something to behold as Rodney Glass were unstoppable for much of the night.

Harris is now up to 16 offers and has his first trip coming up. "I go to Cal next weekend and then I have a visit scheduled for Notre Dame, December Third," he said. "I am going to visit USC after the season. Most likely it will be the first weekend in January. I do not have a leader between those three."

The trio could be the only schools that end up getting visits from the nation's no.7 cornerback prospect. "I might only take those visits. I doubt I will take all five."

If he were to exercise that option, schools that would be considered include UCLA. Harris has mentioned these three as favorites in the past and says that as of now, WSU and Oregon are recruiting him the hardest along with Cal and USC.

Cary Harris Sr. chimed in on his son's recruitment. "I am going to take the visits with him to check everyone out, but this is Cary's decision," he proclaimed emphatically. "All I care about is that he goes to a place that can give him a good education and a place that has a good football program."

While Harris looked good on offense, it is easy to see why colleges hold him in such high-esteem as a lockdown corner. He looks more natural backpedaling than he does with the ball in his hands. He may need a redshirt year if he does not gain much weight between now and next fall. Harris needs to add about 15-20 pounds to his slender frame. He was making plays on both sides of the ball all night.

Logan Paulsen looks on from the trainer's table

Logan Paulsen was the do-everything player for Chaminade on the evening. When he was hurt the game became a lost cause for the team from West Hills. He is the go-to guy on offense at tight end and the guy you run away from when he lines up at defensive end. He is also the team's punter. He had two blocked on the night. The first was because of a great push up the middle from the Knights and the second was because he was hobbled by an injured ankle and couldn't get his execution down in time.

Paulsen, once again, showed why he has a pair of the best hands in the nation. At every summer camp attended that he was at, Paulsen always made jaw-dropping catches that left on-lookers in disbelief. He had another one of those against Notre Dame when Chris Turner gunned a throw over the middle that was a little off. Paulsen tipped it enough to have a chance at it, was then hit hard but kept his balance, made the catch and dashed towards and up the sideline for a 23-yard gain.

He had a couple of other receptions, a handful of tackles and a sack before re-aggravating a previous injury and leaving the game. "I had rolled my ankle last week against St. Paul," he explained from the trainer's table. "It was a little tough to run on at first tonight but then after a while it became too much. If we make the playoffs then I might have to play like this next week, too."

Chaminade is on the bubble for a playoff berth at 6-4. The tight end proceeded to update us on his recruitment and had some great news for Bruin fans.

"Right now it is looking like UCLA for me. I am going to take my visits and then decide, but that is where I am leaning."

He says his parents prefer either the Bruins, Stanford. Paulsen has scheduled his official visit to UCLA for the weekend of the USC game.

Another player was hoping to see in action was Notre Dame defensive end, Fresno State the first weekend and Oregon the third weekend. I don't have a favorite."

De Martinis has five sacks on the year and says all schools like him on defense. He also doubles as an offensive tackle.

Rodney Glass clocked a 4.29 over the summer


Rodney Glass is a very quick runner who has an attitude when the ball is in his hands. He even lines up at fullback in many sets for the Knights despite the fact he is only 5-11, 175 pounds. Glass ran a 4.29 at the USC Nike Combine last summer which was the best time for any junior-to-be in attendance. On the year, Glass figures he has right around 1,000 all-purpose yards. He is receiving some early attention.

"I am getting stuff from Florida State and the Pac Ten. USC and UCLA have sent me a few things. I am really loving 'SC. I have loved them for a long time and they were always my team growing up."

Notre Dame's quarterback, Garrett Green, is a versatile player who will stand back in the pocket and break down the defense or tuck it and run with no hesitation. At 6-1 1/2, 190 pounds, he also plays some safety in nickel packages. Green is a first cousin of USC quarterback, Brandon Hance. He estimates he has six passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns on the season. The prospect seems to like the west coast schools early on. "I will consider whoever offers me," says Green. "I have been receiving a lot of questionnaires from Pac Ten schools. Some of the places I like are USC, UCLA, Cal, and Stanford. I will look at anyone that shows me attention."

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