We’re all set for round 2 of the high school All-American games. Next up is the 2019 All-American Game. This game was sponsored by the U.S. Army for many years, but now it moves forward without a major “headline sponsor. It is, however, mostly supported by Adidas.
So — just so you have your show company commercials right... this game is Adidas, the Under Armour All-American Game is obvious, and The Opening is Nike.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have 4 signed players that will be playing, and 2 more that they are pursuing heavily.
WHERE, WHEN, AND HOW TO WATCH
WHERE: San Antonio, Texas (Alamodome)
WHEN: Saturday, January 5th @1:00 EST
HOW TO WATCH: NBC or the NBC Sports App
NOTRE DAME COMMITS PLAYING
- 4-Star OT Andrew Kristofic (East)
- 4-Star S Kyle Hamilton (East)
- 3-Star P Jay Bramblett (East)
- 4-Star DE NaNa Osafo-Mensah (West)
Kristofic has had a good week of practice and will look to solidify his recruiting ranking. Kyle Hamilton is on the cusp of a fifth star, and many believe he will earn that at some point after the All-American game. Hamilton would be Notre Dame’s only 5-Star prospect in this class, and their first in a few years. Jay Bramblett is ranked as the best punter in the nation and a 5-Star by Chris Sailer Kicking.
DeMarvin Leal and Osafa-Mensah with the pressures. pic.twitter.com/oDEsyHpHWH— SB Nation Recruiting (@SBNRecruiting) January 3, 2019
NOTRE DAME TARGETS
Notre Dame still has the chance to get two more commitments to sign to this class in Foskey and Turner. Both are being worked on by the Notre Dame contingent at the game, but neither are expected to make an announcement until National Signing Day.
OTHER PLAYERS OF NOTE
- 4-Star RB Cesare Mellusi — Clemson Tigers
- 4-Star WR Cornelius Johnson — Michigan Wolverines
- 4-Star RB Steele Chambers — Ohio State Buckeyes
- 5-Star DE George Karlaftis — Purdue Boilermakers
Mellusi and Johnson are two players that Notre Dame reportedly took a pass on with commitments. Mellusi was in the spring while Johnson was late in the fall. Chambers was heavily pursued by the Irish, but lost out to Tony Alford. Karlaftis is a West Lafayette native that didn’t show well at a Notre Dame camp before his junior year.