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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Notre Dame Weekend Recruiting Roundup

November 15, 2021

With seasons winding down, many Notre Dame commits are playing some of the most important games they’ve played in to this point in their careers and in some of the games that they’ll be talking about with their buddies for the rest of their lives…no matter how long they play the sport.

Burnham Bowls Into State Semis

Irish linebacker commit Joshua Burnham‍ continues to lead his squad on both sides of the ball, especially at quarterback. He ran for 212 yards and four touchdowns on 29 carries to help Traverse City beat Caledonia 42-14 this past weekend in the Division II Regional Championship.

Burnham and his teammates move onto the Division II State Semifinals against South Lyon (12-0) this Saturday.

Price Prep Career Comes To Close

A decorated high school career is over for Irish running back commit JD Price‍.

Price and his Denison squad lost to Ennis 47-25 in the first round of the playoffs.

Price delivered another monster performance, rushing for 209 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries. He also caught six passes for another 50 yards.

He finished the season with 1,798 rushing yards and 17 TDs on 193 carries and his career with 5,095 rushing yards and 59 total touchdowns.

Mater Dei Continues To Roll

The nation’s top-ranked team continues to look like the nation’s top-ranked. The Monarchs rolled past Norco 49-14 in the CIF-SS Quarterfinals on Friday.

Irish wide receiver commit CJ Williams‍ caught six passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns.

Centennial Rolls Into Showdown

Meanwhile, Corona Centennial also continues to roll and beat Mission Viejo 62-16 in its CIF-SS Quarterfinal, setting up a semifinal matchup against Mater Dei on Friday.

The matchup within the matchup will be between Williams and fellow Irish commit, Centennial defensive back Jaden Mickey‍, who had an interception in the win over Mission Viejo.

Bergen Keeps It Rolling

Irish quarterback commit Steve Angeli‍ and defensive back commit Jayden Bellamy‍ continue to roll through the competition with their Bergen Catholic teammates. The Crusaders remained unbeaten on the season and breezed through its Non-Public Group A playoff game over Donovan Catholic 35-7.

Lightning forced the suspension of the game on Saturday afternoon. It was completed on Sunday.

Angeli finished 10-for-17 passing for 136 yards and one passing touchdown and another rushing while Bellamy got a pick.

Bergen Catholic hosts St. Peter’s Prep in the semifinals on Saturday afternoon.

Catholic Central Wins 6th Straight Regional

Notre Dame linebacker commit Nolan Ziegler‍ and his Grand Rapids Catholic Central squad defeated Oakridge 25-6 on Friday night to win their sixth straight regional title and earn a berth in the Division 5 State Semifinals.

Ziegler finished with four catches for 84 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another. He also made eight tackles on defense.

Big Man TD Alert

Irish defensive tackle commit Donovan Hinish‍ hopped on a teammate’s fumble in the end zone for a touchdown to help Central Catholic to a 42-21 victory over Seneca Valley in the WPIAL Class 6A semifinals.

Raridon Scores In Final Game

Notre Dame tight end commit Eli Raridon‍ caught a touchdown pass, but his Valley High School squad fell to Ankeny 35-13 in the state semfinals.

One More Game Left For Chan

After losing to Buckingham Browne & Nichols 28-7 on Saturday afternoon, Irish offensive line commit Ty Chan‍ and his Lawrence Academy teammates had to wait to hear their postseason fate. It came on Sunday as the Spartans learned they would face Choate in a bowl game this Saturday.

Irish Sports Daily was on hand for the BB&N game. You can check out the full highlights HERE.

Other Notes

Irish defensive back commit Devin Moore‍ and his Naples squad rolled to a 37-0 win over Charlotte in their first round playoff game.

Notre Dame cornerback commit Benjamin Morrison‍ and his Brophy squad lost a regular season game to Williams Field, 21-17 this weekend.

Irish offensive line commit Ashton Craig‍ and Lawrenceburg lost a close one to Gibson Southern 31-29 in an Indiana regional final.

Notre Dame defensive line commit Aiden Gobaira‍ was named Defensive Player of the Year, but his Chantilly team lost to Centreville 42-25 in their postseason game.

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