The 2019 Polynesian Bowl is set to take place on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 inside Aloha Stadium in O'Ahu, Hawaii. The game will feature multiple Notre Dame commits from the 2019 class, as well as a few current targets. This is nothing new for the Fighting Irish, as the game has featured at least one Notre Dame commit and eventual signee from each of the past two classes.

In 2017, Kapolei (Hawaii) high school four-star defensive end Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa participated in the game. He inked with Notre Dame in February over offers from USC, Navy, Vanderbilt, Oregon and a few others.

In 2018, Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn three-star safety Paul Moala took part in the All-American game. He chose the Irish over offers from Hawaii, Iowa, Nebraska, Vanderbilt and a few others.

Also in that game was Tigard (Ore.) high school four-star wide receiver Braden Lenzy. He signed with Notre Dame over offers from Oregon, Michigan State, Cal, Stanford, UCLA, USC and others.

The third Notre Dame signee from that game was Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peters Prep four-star defensive tackle Jayson Ademilola, who also played in the All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Although he was injured and couldn’t play in the Polynesian Bowl, he still made the trip and enjoyed the event. He chose the Irish over schools like Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Michigan and many others.

In 2019, there are already three Notre Dame commits set to play in the game. Metuchen (N.J.) Saint Joseph four-star offensive guard John Olmstead, the nation’s No. 166 overall player according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, will take part. He committed to Notre Dame on Apr. 20 over offers from Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State and many others.

Joining Olmstead will be Cincinnati (Ohio) Anderson four-star offensive guard / center Zeke Correll. The nation’s No. 169 overall player in the 2019 class pledged to the Fighting Irish on June 18 over offers from Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Ohio State, Stanford and others.

The latest invite went out to Midlothian (Va.) Manchester three-star quarterback Brendon Clark, a 6-2, 217-pounder who pledged to the Fighting Irish on July 4. Clark chose Notre Dame over Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee and Wake Forest. He's the No. 12 pro-style quarterback nationally per 247Sports.

Regarding targets from the 2019 class, Kapolei (Hawaii) high school four-star offensive guard Julius Buelow, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran four-star wide receiver Kyle Ford, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle four-star tight end Isaiah Foskey, Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis four-star defensive end Joshua Pakola, Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley four-star linebacker Tristan Sinclair, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle five-star linebacker Henry To’oto’o, Carlsbad (Calif.) high school four-star linebacker Asa Turner, Kahuku (Hawaii) high school four-star offensive tackle Enokk Vimahi and Gardena (Calif.) Juniper Serra four-star cornerback Max Williams are all expected to take part in the game. 

When looking at the target list, the most realistic options from that group are Sinclair, Turner, Vimahi and Williams. Notre Dame is a top contender for Sinclair, as it battles it out with Stanford, USC and Cal. Turner looks to be down to Notre Dame and Washington, and a decision is expected soon. Vimahi is expected to be in South Bend for an official visit on Sept. 1 when the Irish take on Michigan. Williams is planning to visit Notre Dame late in the fall, which will be his first trip to campus since he was a freshman in high school.