Although the 2017 signing class is barely a week old, 2018 recruiting looks to be a challenge for in-state college football programs intent upon keeping the talent in Louisiana.
Former New Orleans area high school head coaches, familiar with the plethora of high quality talent produced within the boundaries of the Metro area, continue to criss-cross the landscape as college coaches making off with top quality prospects.
Just this past weekend, former Warren Easton head coach Tony Hull backed up the 18 wheeler and made off with what could be the eqivalency of a recruiting Brinks Robbery with pledges from five of New Orleans Top 10 in the class for the Kansas Jayhawks.
Now, former O.P. Walker head coach and LSU recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson, who is the head coach at UTSA, grabbed a commitment from Warren Easton wide receiver Sheldon “Sticks” Jones for the Roadrunners.
The 5-foot-9, 160 pound Jones has not quite garnered the attention that he will soon receive as the process continues. He did field offers from Jackson State and Memphis before declaring for UTSA.
Jones has the capability to line up as a slot receiver, cornerback and return man. He teams with Yo’ Heinz Tyler to give Warren Easton one of the most dangerous receiving tandems in the Metro area for the 2017 season.
Kansas, UAB and Jackson State are all in the hunt for Tyler, with the Jayhawks currently the frontrunners.