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Irving, Texas - Notre Dame traveled from Sherman Oaks, Calif. to Texas to take on Klein Oak in the Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Series. The game was televised by FoxSports Southwest, and Scout.com highlights several of the games top players.

The Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Series featured many of the top teams from around the country. One such game was Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, Calif. taking on Klein Oak of Spring, Texas.

Notre Dame won the game handily behind the steady hand of quarterback Ryan Kasdorf and a big advantage in the trenches thanks to players such as Ben Gottschalk and Daniel Munyer.

Klein Oak featured LSU commitment Luke Muncie on defense, but it was super sophomore Nick Baratti that stole the show on defense.

Here is a look at several of the players from each team.*

Notre Dame

Ben Gottschalk is a lean 6-5 and is listed at 265 pounds. He is light on his feet and plays with excellent leverage. He moves well enough that Notre Dame uses his mobility to its advantage with pull and trap blocks from his tackle position. He also lines up at times at defensive end, but his future is on the offensive line. He finishes his blocks well and has a good punch at the first point of contact.

#64 LT Ben Gottschalk (6-5/265)


Ryan Kasdorf is a heady quarterback that has excellent accuracy when he has time to set his feet. He is a good athlete capable of moving around in the pocket or running for a first down given the opportunity. He has good field vision and excellent pocket presence. He has a long release that hinders his accuracy when he is pressured or forced to throw on the run. 

Kasdorf was the games' MVP with a 16/25  passing night for 255 yards and two touchdowns.  He was also involved in the play of the night, a perfectly set up double pass in which Kasdorf ended up with all five of his offensive linemen leading him down the field for a 77 yard reception.

#10 QB Ryan Kasdorf (6-2/205)



Daniel Munyer was dominant for Notre Dame on both sides of the line of scrimmage. As an offensive guard, he was a bulldozer that cleared lanes for a bevy of Notre Dame ball carriers. As a defensive tackle, he showed a great first step, excellent leverage, and backside pursuit that helped him finish several plays.

#52 OG/DT Daniel Munyer (6-2/275)


Sophomore Jacob Smith is definitely a player to watch in the future. A graceful six-footer, Smith lined up in several positions for Notre Dame and showed off his speed on several kick returns. He has the body of a player destined to be a wide receiver, but he also has several years to gain size and strength if he's to stick at running back on the next level.

#5 ATH Jacob Smith (6-0/180) '12


Klein Oak

Sophomore Nick Baratti may turn out to be the best college prospect on either side of the field. Baratti is a sideline to sideline safety that is equally adept at run support and in coverage. He has a long wingspan and just engulfs ball carriers when he reaches them. With his speed, size, and attitude, Baratti looks like a player colleges will be very interested in.

#2 S Nick Baratti (6-2/190) '12


Luke Muncie is already a player colleges have been interested in as he made a commitment to LSU earlier this year. Muncie has played the safety position now manned by Baratti this last several years, and at 6-3 and 225 pounds, it's not hard to picture linebacker being a permanent home for Muncie. He looked as if he were just getting the feel for his new position, lacking the aggressiveness that he has shown in the past. Muncie is a physical specimen that simply lacks the experience at his new positions that will enable him to anticipate, rather than react.

#23 OLB Luke Muncie (6-3/225)


Wide receiver Tory Waites is a member of the Class of 2011 that shows good quickness and excellent hands. Like Smith for Notre Dame, Waites is also a weapon on special teams as a return man.

#7 ATH Tory Waites (5-10/170) '11


Klein Oak quarterback Andy Wilson lacks ideal size for the quarterback position on the college level, but he has the moxy that coaches are looking for. He is a poised and confident leader that is a good athlete running the ball and gets good velocity on his passes.

#6 QB Andy Wilson (6-0/200)


Stay tuned to FoxSports Southwest and Scout.com for continues high school football and college football recruiting coverage.

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