It was a big night across the country for high school football and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish recruiting effort. Unfortunately, I was unable to go watch my beloved Hicksville Aces, but hanging out on Twitter had its advantages as highlights from many of Notre Dame’s commitments and top targets flooded the timeline.
It’s an exciting time for high school football. The 2020 season was completely turned upside down because of the coronavirus pandemic, and many high school players either had shortened seasons or postponed seasons. Being able to soak in so much high school football action in one night really feels like a treat.
So... let’s have a peek at the future of Notre Dame that happened last night.
Safety, Xavier Nwankpa
Dowling puts together a great drive, led by RB Kham Middleton, and gets to the SEP13. On 3rd-and-7, English goes to the end zone, but Xavier Nwankpa is there for the interception. Big time. Still 7-0, SEP, 6:25 left.— Cody Goodwin (@codygoodwin) August 28, 2021
Wide Receiver, C.J. Williams
S/O to Notre Dame commit CJ Williams for picking up the trash on the sideline in the midst of a blowout. @CJWilliams_03— Mike Roach (@MikeRoach247) August 28, 2021
Running Back, Jadarian Price
I was going to say Jadarian Price looks like he’s one offseason with Matt Balis away from looking like a #NotreDame running back, but I think he’s already there. And it’s only up from here for the four-star RB commit. pic.twitter.com/gjlBzHSfGt— Tyler Horka (@tbhorka) August 28, 2021
Jadarian Price just doesn’t go down easily. By my count, the #NotreDame class of 2022 4-star RB commit has 21 carries for 255 yards and a TD tonight. His Denison Yellow Jackets kicked a FG to go up 30-13 with 4:59 left after this tough piece of running. pic.twitter.com/guw0aKZe3z— Tyler Horka (@tbhorka) August 28, 2021
Jadarian Price finishes with 259 yards on 22 carries, a career best and 14th best game in Denison history. It is the third best by a Jacket against Sherman https://t.co/YLOJ4URhpk— Jason Della Rosa (@JasonDellaRosa) August 28, 2021
For those who can’t wait: here’s @Jadarian15’s long touchdown run at the end of the first half.— Tyler Horka (@tbhorka) August 28, 2021
Denison was behind the chains. Likely just trying to get to halftime with a two-score lead. The #NotreDame 4-star running back recruit made it 27-7 instead. He’s got ~200 yards. pic.twitter.com/fwg73MT3Ke
Tight End, Eli Raridon
Defensive End, Keon Keeley
Athlete, Sonny Styles
Quarterback, Steve Angeli & Defensive Back Jayden Bellamy
Terrific throw by @BergenCathFBall QB #SteveAngeli @SteveAngeli_125 & catch by wide receiver #JaydenBellamy @jaydenknows_ in 3rd quarter against @HobanFootball @TheEveryDayFan2 pic.twitter.com/6CXxsV2Vjl— Sunil Sunder Raj (@SunilSunderRaj3) August 28, 2021
After an interception by #FabianFrance @FabianFrance4 #SteveAngeli @SteveAngeli_125 throws his 2nd TD pass of the game to wide receiver #SantinoCorrea with 4:45 left in 3rd quarter @BergenCathFBall up big, 42-7 over @HobanFootball @TheEveryDayFan2 pic.twitter.com/kyfyjA2L1R— Sunil Sunder Raj (@SunilSunderRaj3) August 28, 2021