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Commitment Recap

A recap of how Notre Dame's verbal commitments finished out their seasons since the last recap.

LB Alex Anzalone notched 10 tackles in his team's state championship victory.

LB Alex Anzalone: Rushed for 119 yards on just six carries and scored three times in a half of football in Wyomissing’s 44-0 shutout of Bermudian Springs for the Pennsylvania District 3-AA championship … Also contributed eight tackles and one pass broken up defensively … Posted another strong performance in a 52-0 romp over Danville in the state quarterfinals, with 11 carries for 81 yards and three scores in a half … Added seven tackles and a forced fumble on defense … Helped his team advance to the state championship game by rushing 18 times for 159 yards and a touchdown in a 35-13 victory over previously undefeated Imhotep Charter in the semifinals … Didn’t perform as much offensively with 16 carries for 41 yards and two fumbles, which both led to scores for Aliquippa, who was also 15-0 heading into the contest, but was able to do enough on defense with 10 tackles, a sack a forced fumble and a pass breakup in the 17-14 state championship victory.

WR Torii Hunter Jr.: Made six receptions for 75 yards and two touchdowns to lead Prosper (10-3) to a 50-18 blowout against Carter in the Texas 4A Division 2 playoffs in the second round … Hunter followed up the performance with seven catches for 64 yards in a 36-29 loss to Lancaster in the regional round.

DB Cole Luke: Hamilton (12-2) won the Arizona Division I state championship after topping Mountain Pointe, 31-16.

DL Jacob Matuska: Bishop Hartley (13-1) was unblemished all season until it faced undefeated Clinton-Massie in the Ohio Division IV semifinal and lost 45-21.

OL John Montelus: Everett (11-1) clinched its third consecutive Massachusetts Division 1A Super Bowl with a 20-19 victory against previously undefeated Barnstable, which was the team’s only loss during the regular season.

WR Corey Robinson: Caught nine passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns, but wasn’t enough in San Antonio Christian’s (8-4) 43-36 loss against undefeated Northland Christian after winning the Texas Division II Area Championship a week earlier.

DL Isaac Rochell: Eagle’s Landing Christian (12-1) started off dominated in the playoffs with a 42-14 opening-round victory against Our Lady of Mercy in the Georgia A Private School playoffs … ECLA cruised to a second-round win in a 42-7 finish against Savannah Christian the following week … A 27-14 win verses Walton Academy advanced the Chargers to the state championship game … Led his team to a state title by easily shutting out Prince Avenue Christian, 33-0, at the Georgia Dome.

LB Jaylon Smith: Had 21 rushes for 150 yards and three touchdowns in Bishop Luers’ (11-4) fourth straight Indiana Class 2A state championship with a 40-28 victory against Cardinal Ritter.

DL Isaac Rochell led his team to a state title.

Seasons complete: OL Hunter Bivin, DB Devin Butler, WR Justin Brent (2014), LB Michael Deeb, OL Steven Elmer Jr., athlete Will Fuller, TE Mike Heuerman, LB Greer Martini (2014), OL Mike McGlinchey, OL Colin McGovern, WR James Onwualu, LB Doug Randolph and QB Malik Zaire

All-Americans

Offense-Defense Bowl (Jan. 30) – Houston

Commits:

DL Isaac Rochell – McDonough, Ga.

Targets:

TE Durham Smythe – Belton, Texas

Semper Fidelis Bowl (Jan. 4) – Los Angeles

Commits:

DB Devin Butler – Washington, D.C.
Athlete Will Fuller – Philadelphia
DB Cole Luke – Chandler, Ariz.
OL Mike McGlinchey – Philadelphia
QB Malik Zaire – Dayton, Ohio

Under Armour Game (Jan. 4) – St. Petersburg, Fla.

Commits:

LB Alex Anzalone – Reading, Pa.
OL Hunter Bivin – Owensboro, Ky.
OL Colin McGovern – New Lenox, Ill.

Targets:

RB Tarean Folston – Cocoa, Fla.
RB Ty Isaac – Joliet, Ill.
Athlete Sebastian LaRue – Santa Monica, Calif.
DB Max Redfield – Mission Viejo, Calif.
DB Priest Willis – Tempe, Ariz.
RB Dontre Wilson – DeSoto, Texas

U.S. Army Bowl (Jan. 5) – San Antonio

Commits:

RB Greg Bryant – Delray Beach, Fla.
OL Steve Elmer – Midland, Mich.
WR Torii Hunter Jr. – Prosper, Texas
OL John Montelus – Everett, Mass.
LB Doug Randolph – Richmond, Va.
WR Corey Robinson – San Antonio
LB Jaylon Smith – Fort Wayne, Ind.

Targets:

LB/DE Alquadin Muhammad – Ramsey, N.J.
DL Eddie Vanderdoes – Placer, Calif.

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