Notre Dame Commit, Four Players in ESPN 300, and Top 10 Team Kick Off 2014 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase

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Notre Dame Commit, Four Players in ESPN 300, and Top 10 Team Kick Off 2014 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase

The 2014 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase begins with a Notre Dame verbal commitment and four players in the ESPN 300 in-action this weekend. Juniors Boss Tagaloa (DT), ranked No. 56, and Devin Asiasi (TE), ranked No. 288, suit up for No. 24 De La Salle (CA) when they take on Jesuit (CA) Friday, August 29, at 11 p.m. ET (ESPN2). Senior Shaun Crawford (ATH), who has verbally committed to Notre Dame and is ranked No. 161, leads No. 10 St. Edward (OH) vs. junior Ellison Jordan (DT), No. 112, and Gilman (MD) Sunday, August 31, at 4 p.m. (ESPNU). The Showcase will feature 12 premier games and continue each week through Thursday, October 23, including Byrnes (SC) vs. No. 24 De La Salle (CA) on Friday, September 12 on ESPNU.

Game Capsules:

Matchup Coverage Location                         Highlights
No. 24 De La Salle (CA) vs. Jesuit (CA) Fri., August 29, on ESPN2.

Eamon McAnaney, Craig Haubert

California Memorial Stadium, Berkley, Calif.**
  • No. 24 De La Salle (CA) finished 14-1 last season and returns two players in the ESPN 300: Junior defensive tackle Boss Tagaloa (No. 56) and junior tight end Devin Asiasi (No. 288)
  • Jesuit (CA) finished last season 9-4
Gilman (MD) vs. No. 10 St. Edward (OH) Sun., August 31, at 4 p.m. on ESPNU
Mike Couzens, Rene Ingoglia
St. Edward High School, Lakewood, Ohio
  • Gilman (MD) finished the 2013 season at 7-3
  • Junior defensive tackle Ellison Jordan, No. 112 in the ESPN 300, returns for Gilman (MD)
  • No. 10 St. Edward (OH) advanced to the 2013 Ohio Division 1 State Semifinals, finishing 11-2
  • Senior athlete Shaun Crawford, No. 161 in the ESPN 300 and Notre Dame verbal commit, returns for St. Edward (OH)

 

Team rankings are from USA Today
**Denotes different location than previously announced

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Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner

 

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Derek Volner

I work in college sports, which includes football and basketball, with an emphasis on Olympic Sports. Additionally, I handle ESPN’s coverage of high school athletics and recruiting.
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