BEST OF THE CROP IN A LOADED LOUISIANA THIS SEASON
Frankly, there are as many as 200 kids in Louisiana prep football good enough to play at the college level. What else is new? Per capita, Louisiana turns out more college football players (and professional players) than any state in the Union.
When it comes to a top 50, this year was much tougher than 2009. There are many more outstanding players in the state this year, much to the delight of schools around Louisiana.
With all due apologies to those left out or ranked lower than you might like, after consulting coaches all around the state, talking with college coaches, researching players, watching many perform and reviewing video, here is the 2010 NewOrleans.Com/Sports Fabulous 50 plus 100 for 2010. Your thoughts, comments and additions of players are welcome.
1) KENNY HILLIARD--6'0, 218--Running Back--Patterson
Amazingly, many national services do not have Patterson ranked as high in their top 100 players, I love this guy. Watching him on tape and seeing him up close leaves you totally impressed. He worked with Duke Rousse in the offseason, becoming even stronger and faster. Hilliard is a man. He runs through tackles. He has good speed for his size. I cannot see him missing as a top prospect in college. LSU COMMITMENT.
2) LA'EL COLLINS--6'4, 275--Tackle--Redemptorist
Collins has it all--the size, good feet, long reach, quickness, the ability to pass and run-block. Without a doubt, he can easily add 15 pounds without losing anything. Expect him to. He is regarded by many as the best player in the state and understandably so. He is part of a very talented team for Guy Mistretta at Redemptorist in 2010. LSU COMMITMENT.
3) D'HAQUILLE WILLIAMS--6'32, 195--Wide Receiver--East St. John
He may be the best player Larry Dauterive has coached at East St. John, perhaps in his entire coaching career. He is smooth. He can leap. He is quick. He is plenty fast enough in the 4.45 to 4.5 range. He has good hands. Unfortunately, he will have to go to junior college before anyone sees him in Division One. "I think his competitive nature and instinctive nature is amazing. He is a freak. I'm playing him everywhere. I'm going to wear him out. I'd let him drive the bus if I could. Things come easy for him. I've never coached one like him. He ran 4.4 at LSU's camp with a 39 inch vertical jump. He's going to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in January. He will be a big-time player," said East St. John Coach Larry Dauterive.
4) ANTHONY JOHNSON--6'4, 300--Defensive Tackle--O. Perry Walker
I saw Johnson in person last year. He is massive, a load, and he plays hard. He could easily play as a true freshman at LSU with his physical maturity. Johnson has a chance to be great if all goes well. He is hungry and wants it. It will be interesting to see if anyone can line up against him and try to block him in 2010. I love his ability. LSU COMMITMENT.
5) JERMAURIA RASCO--6'4, 245--Defensive lineman--Evangel
Rasco has been playing on the varsity level since eighth grade. I saw him play then. He was amazing for a kid that young. I saw him as a junior. He was bigger, stronger and more mature. I have also seen him play basketball. He is a good athlete with good feet. Colleges have been waiting on him for the last few years. He runs in the 4.6 to 4.65 range in the forty. He will make someone happy soon. "The biggest thing about Jermauria is that he is a smart player. I played for Saban (Nick). You have to be prepared, to be smart. Jermauria is that way. He understands the big picture. He can line up the entire defense. He has a good feel for me. He has been starting for us since eighth-grade. He made a 23 on his ACT as a freshman. He is very mature. He's like having a 10 or 15 year veteran on a professional team. He has good wortk ethic. He wants to watch film. He wants to improve. He asks a lot of questions. He has eight interceptions since he's been here. He will be a six-technique rush end or a hybrid rush linebacker in a 3-4 defense," said Evangel defensive coordinator Byron Dawson, a former LSU player. Rasco is considering Texas, Alabama, LSU, Florida State and Georgia.
6) JEREMY HILL--6'1, 220--Running Back--Redemptorist
It is like splitting hairs when it comes to comparing Kenny Hilliard and Jeremy Hill. Both are big. Both are strong. Both run well for their size. Both are in 3A. They could face each other in the playoffs. Hill is a big-time talent. He runs with great balance and has good vision. He is part of the best duo of players in the state, along with Collins. LSU COMMITMENT.
7) JARVIS LANDRY--6'0, 200--Wide Receiver--Lutcher
He has size. He has physical strength. He has speed (4.4-4.45). He plays in a system where he sees the ball frequently against good competition. While he won't have Gavin Webster throwing him the ball in 2009, he will remain a star, a big-time talent. "I've been doing this a long time. He plays secondary for us, too! He would probably be our best guard! He's so physical. He's the best one I've ever had and we've had some good ones. He does something special every day. He makes phenomenal catches over and over again. I cannot teach what he can do. He has instinct. He's a tremendous player. He will make a great college player," said Lutcher coach Tim Detillier. LSU COMMITMENT.
8) TERRANCE MAGEE--5'10, 200--Running Back--Franklinton
The guy is electric with the ball in his hands. A quarterback, he led the Demons to a 4A state championship appearance in 2009 and could well take it one step further in 2010. Magee is thick and he has a second gear with speed in the 4.45-4.48 range. What a stable of running backs LSU has in its class of 2010! "First and foremost, he's a great kid. He's a winner on and off the field. He focuses well daily. He understands the game. He throws well and runs extremely physical. He sees the field well and makes the right reads and cuts," said Demons coach Shane Smith. LSU COMMITMENT.
9) ODELL BECKHAM, JR.--5'11, 180--Wide Receiver--Newman
I just watched Beckham dazzle in a scrimmage recently against East Jefferson. He is smooth. He is quick. He is fast. He can change directions quickly. He is strong. He is a great competitor and a two-way star. Beckham could easily play defensive back at the next level but he has special ability on the offensive side. His dad, Odell Beckham, Sr., played at LSU. He is down to LSU and Miami for his college choices. "I cannot say enough about Odell. He works hard. He is very fluid in his movement. He is tough. He is confident but not cocky. I've been very fortunate to have Ronnie Vinson and now Odell. He will be an outstanding college player," said Newman coach Nelson Stewart.
10) GREG ROBINSON--6'6, 292--Tackle--Thibodaux
Dennis Lorio has a speciman and a terrific player with upside in Robinson. He has athletic ability for his size and has the ability to put on additional weight. He is one of the primary prizes still out there among big men in Louisiana and in the deep south. "Greg has unlimited potential with his rare package of size and quickness. He improved as the season went on last year in a big way. We scrimmaged St. Paul's and that kid was great and it was a good experience for Greg. That was quite a battle. He will develop. We have some work to do. He can be as good as he wants to be. Ed Orgeron (USC) has called about him. LSU and Auburn are on Robinson very hard, along with Nebraska and Oklahoma," said Thibodaux coach Dennis Lorio. AUBURN COMMITMENT
11) MICKEY JOHNSON--6'1, 310--Defensive Tackle--St. Paul's
Johnson plays with passion. He is aggressive, strong and very difficult to move. He moved to Covington from Tampa (Florida) six years ago, much to the delight of St. Paul's coach Ken Sears. Johnson is tough, mean, and looked good against Greg Robinson in a recent scrimmage. This is your quintessential run-stopper. Johnson has visited LSU and is another big-time player still available. "He's got a tremendous work ethic. He has really grown personally and physically. He's receptive to coaching and being pushed. He has excelled in power-lifting. That has been a catalyst for football. He's one of the strongest kids in the state. He's in good shape. He plays hard every down. I think he will be tremendous at the next level," said Sears. LSU COMMITMENT
12) BRADLEY SYLVE--5'11, 175--Wide Receiver--South Plaquemines
Prior to getting injured in his junior year, Sylve was the fastest football player in Louisiana. He has recovered from a detached tendon in his left foot. Sylve is very explosive. Many will be watching to see if he returns to form in his senior season. If he does, the sky is the limit. He must handle losing Cyril Crutchfield and transitioning to Damien Mills with the Hurricanes this season. ALABAMA COMMITMENT.
13) PAUL TURNER--5'11, 185--Wide Receiver--West Monroe
Turner is a gifted athlete. He made Rummel's superb defense look slow in the 5A title game in 2009. A quarterback at West Monroe, Turner will make the transition to either wide receiver or defensive back in college. Don Shows loves him and he has many great players. "He's a special athlete. He has good speed and good quickness. He is one of the best we've had," said West Monroe coach Don Shows on WGSO's Prep Plus radio show. LSU COMMITMENT.
14) TRAI TURNER--6'5, 340--Tackle--St. Augustine
When I watch Turner, I immediately think of former LSU lineman Herman Johnson. He is mammoth. He is physical. Turner must keep his weight in check. His future is all about potential. He could be great if he works hard and is in good shape. You never know with lineman but he is a good bet to make it. "Trai is a real athletic guy. He's gotten a lot stronger and lost 15 to 20 pounds. He's gotten a lot quicker and he's a smart football player. I'm looking for big things from him as a senior. He's a real leader," said Purple Knights coach David Johnson. LSU COMMITMENT.
15) DEMARCUS HODGE--6'1, 300--Defensive Tackle--Neville
Hodge is a disruptive force, very physical and hard to move at the point of attack. He was a stalwart on Neville's 4A state title team of 2009. Hodge gets off the ball well and he was a dominant player in the state championship victory over Franklinton. ARKANSAS COMMITMENT.
16) ALONZO LEWIS--6'3, 200--Wide Reciever--St. James
Lewis has great size and good quickness. He has excellent vertical leaping ability. He was impressive at camp in Baton Rouge and LSU jumped on him. He still has tremendous upside. "What sets him apart from others at his positions is that he is a legitimate 6'3, 200 pounder who not only is a terrific wide receiver but is a true defensive back with cover skills. When he walks in the door, you say, 'wow, what a receiver!' He has good hips and back-pedal skills. Corey Webster (LSU, New York Giants) had those same kind of skills and he became an exceptional defensive back. He will improve and get stronger. That's what sets him apart," said St. James coach Rick Gaille. LSU COMMITMENT.
17) JAVANTE WATSON--6'0, 180--Cornerback--Bastrop
Watson has the much-desired height for a corner and is good at running with receivers. He has good speed, in the 4.45 range. He is the latest in a string of terrific athletes from Brad Bradshaw's program at Bastrop. "His hips are real good. The most important thing is his tremendous ball skills. That's what separates him. He is good on both sides of the ball. the ball. We have moved him to defense," said Bastrop coach Brad Bradshaw. Alabama, Ole Miss and Arkansas are looking hard at Watson.
18) ETHAN HUTSON--6'4, 295--Center--Destrehan
Hutson is capable of playing guard or center at the college level. He gets off the ball well for his size. He is a good run blocker who will need to improve his pass blocking. He has good agility and moves well for his size. He is the son of Tulane Offensive Line Coach Mark Hutson. OLE MISS COMMITMENT.
19) QUINTIN THOMAS--6'3, 265--Defensive End--Breaux Bridge
Thomas plays with a high motor and can play the run. He has some pass rushing ability with pretty good quickness. Thomas drew strong interest from Texas A&M but will stay close to home. LSU COMMITMENT.
20) SETH JONES--6'2, 228--Linebacker--John Curtis
Jones was a monster late last season and figures to carry it over to his senior season. Jones is a striker, very physical. He is an outstanding pass rusher and was a state champion in the discus. "We feel like Seth was the best pass rusher off the edge last year. We moved him from defensive end to linebacker in the spring. He will line up at both defensive end and linebacker for us. He can be a great blitzer. He can cover like a defensive back. He is a versatile athlete. He has good body control. He was good in our scrimmage against Ehret and Central. He's what people want coming off the edge," said head coach J.T. Curtis. Jones will anchor the Patriots defense in 2010 and remains uncommitted.
21) T.K. FLEMING--6'3, 200--Defensive Back--Benton
Fleming has extraordinary size and range. He has been a track star and a terrific jumper. If his athletic ability translates fully into football, Fleming will rise to a higher status than #20 out of Louisiana. He could be the true sleeper of the 2010 class but his troubles off the field resulted in him being dismissed from the Benton squad, making his future cloudy.
22) RENALDO THOMAS--6'3, 190--Safety--St. Augustine
Thomas has had to wait his turn to shine at St. Augustine, playing in the shadow of other talented defensive backs. 2010 should be his time. He is tall, rangy and has great upside. "He's been doing a great job working hard. He was in an automobile accident but he is okay and will be fine, good to go for the season. He's put on 10 pounds of muscle and he's gotten faster. He's blossoming," said Purple Knights coach David Johnson. TULANE COMMITMENT.
23) CHET HEBERT--6'3, 295--Offensive Lineman--Shaw
Hebert is a road-grader. He is very physical, a primary force for one of the better offensive lines in the state at Archbishop Shaw. I have done many of his games over the past couple of seasons and he has never disappointed. He is a dedicated player. He will make someone a very good college player. "Chet has as good a chance as anyone I've ever had at Shaw to be ready and really good in college. He knows everyone's assignment. He's very physical and comes from a football family. He's really good. I think he's better than some have given him credit for," said Shaw coach Scott Bairnsfather.
24) COREY WHITE--6'4, 300--Offensive Lineman--Capitol
White could play inside at guard or at tackle in college. He is one of many talented players at Capitol and he will benefit from another year in high school. LSU COMMITMENT.
25) KENNETH PROCTOR--6'0, 190--Safety--West Jefferson
Proctor is an aggressive, heat-seeking missile at safety. He loves to hit and he runs pretty well for a safety in the 4.5 to 4.55 range. I have seen him play three times and really like him. "He is versatile. He can play in the box in run support and he can also play on the hash and make plays in the open field. He has really good ball skills as well. He will hit you. He can play strong or free safety at the next level. He's been offered by Memphis, Tulsa, South Alabama, Florida International, North Texas and state schools," said West Jefferson coach Marcus Scott.
26) ROD DAVIS--6'3 185--Wide Receiver--Many
Davis has ideal size and good speed (4.5-4.52 range). He caught 44 passes for 518 yards and 12 touchdowns a year ago. Davis is a basketball star for Many as well with outstanding jumping ability which makes him play even bigger.
27) CHARLES HENDERSON--5'10, 180--Wide Receiver--McDonogh 35
Henderson has what everyone is looking for--speed! He is as fast as anyone other than Bradley Sylve as a wide receiver. Henderson was really good in the state playoff game against Neville and he was very good in the game I did against Brother Martin. "He is like an international athlete. He can run and jump. He has the whole package. He can play wing-back, wide receiver, running back. He can return kicks. He fits that can't-miss mold. He's such a talented kid and so dangerous returning kicks. He has great hands and a 38-inch vertical jump. He plays like a 6'4 guy. There's nothing he can't do out there. He is so good," said McDonogh 35 coach Wayne Reese. UTAH COMMITMENT.
28) RYAN BYRD--6'2, 170--Wide Receiver--St. Helena Central
Byrd has ideal size, can win many jump-balls and runs pretty well (4.5 to 4.55 range). He is an SEC-level player who is still in play. He is recovering from a broken leg which has set him back. Byrd runs well after the catch. He is weighing offers from several schools, including Ole Miss and Mississippi State. MEMPHIS COMMITMENT
29) DANIEL SAMS--6'3, 205--Quarterback--Salmen
Sams had a setback when he was dismissed from school in 2009 but he has been reinstated for the 2010 season. Sams is a dual-threat quarterback, potentially the best quarterback in the state with his skill-set and one of two very good ones at Salmen. "He's extremely smart. He knows the game, studies it well and plays it very well. He has terrific athletic ability. It's a great package. He has leadership skills that hopefully will continue to develop. It is second to none. He will move to receiver when Matt Lipham plays quarterback and he is willing to do so. He is very unselfish and will help us win games, wherever he contributes," said Salmen coach Jerry Leonard. KANSAS STATE COMMITMENT.
30) ZACH OLIVER--6'4, 215--Quarterback--Catholic (Baton Rouge)
Oliver is big and strong. I watched him in Catholic's scrimmage against Rummel and he broke a long run. While not a fast runner, he can move well enough though he is more of a pro-style quarterback. He has a good, accurate arm as well. NORTHWESTERN COMMITMENT.
31) CHUCK HUNTER--6'1, 290--Defensive Tackle--West Monroe
Hunter plays with very good leverage and intensity. He may be best suited for the nose tackle position though he could play in a 4-3 alignment comfortably. Hunter is getting attention from SEC schools. "He is a man, very strong and the key to our defensive front. We feel like our defense is going to be outstanding and he is a big reason why," said West Monroe coach Don Shows on Prep Plus on WGSO, 990 AM. Hunter has offers from TCU, Baylor, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Memphis and Louisiana Tech.
32) RONALD MARTIN--6'2, 185--Defensive Back--White Castle
Martin projects as a cornerback at LSU. He has 4.5 to 4.55 speed and good range. He is a man among boys playing at his level, according to those who have watched him play. Martin can dominate with his physical ability. He got the offer he wanted after an impressive showing at LSU camp. He had 20 touchdowns as a quarterback on offense and has 21 interceptions in his last two seasons on defense. LSU COMMITMENT.
33) DAVANTE SCOTT--5'11 175--Athlete--Ferriday
Scott scored 21 touchdowns as a junior and carried the Ferriday team. He could play a number of positions in college but figures to be on offense in college. His speed is a primary weapon. MISSISSIPPI STATE COMMITMENT.
34) BEAU FITTE--6'0, 205--Linebacker--South Plaquemines
Fitte is a rock, put together. He is strong in the weight room and on the field and runs well for his size. He plays all over the field for the Hurricanes and will end up as a Division One player. His brother, Lyle, is already at Louisiana Tech so there is a good chanced Beau will end up in Ruston as well. LA TECH COMMITMENT
35) TIMOTHY JOHNSON--6'1, 210--Linebacker--Karr
The latest in a slew of Division One players from Karr, Johnson is getting bigger and stronger. He has the ability to grow as a player in his senior season as well, according to Coach Jabbar Juluke. He has the quickness to play outside linebacker. "He is a four-year starter for us. He plays with a high level of intensity. This kid just won't quit. He is an extraordinary individual. He has never been in trouble. He's a leader by example. He expresses himself on the football field. He plays with a lot of passion. He is quiet off the field. He will excel at the next level," said Karr coach Jabbar Juluke. Considering Miami, Ohio, Northern Illinois, Tulane, South Alabama and ULM. MIAMI (OH) COMMITMENT
36) THELTUS COBBINS--6'2, 190--Quarterback--McDonogh 35
Having watched Cobbins play a few times, he is athletic, a dual-threat quarterback who can pass effectively and really hurt you when he takes off running with the ball. Cobbins runs in the 4.5 range. Cobbins is a very good athlete with a 38 inch vertical leap. "He is an amazing athlete. He can go both ways running and throwing the football. He can probably out-run any quarterback in the country. He is a true 4.4 guy. He can make every throw. I've been fortunate to have kids like Theltus who are natural athletes. He will make it at the next level," said McDonogh 35 coach Wayne Reese. KENTUCKY COMMITMENT.
37) GEORGE RAY--6'4, 305--Guard--Slidell
Ray has ideal size and the toughness you are looking for at this position. He can pass block, coming from Slidell's offense. TCU is a possibility for him at the next level. "I think his size helps him a great deal. He's a pretty hard worker. He is experienced as a returning starter. That means a lot on the offensive line. He's got confidence. We've moved him from tackle to guard. He has pretty good feet for a big guy," said Slidell coach Artie Liuzza. Ray is receiving interest from state schools.
38) DAREN KITCHEN--6'1, 172--Safety--Vandebilt Catholic
A rangy player with the ability to put on some weight, Kitchen is quick and has good ball skills. He has several offers, including from Bo Pelini at Nebraska. His stock may rise. Kitchen had two interceptions last year. "He provides leadership. He is experienced. He is a good player who can get better," said Vandebilt Catholic head coach Laury Dupont.
39) JOHNNY BANKS--6'4, 240--Tight End--Christian Life
Banks must endure a coaching change at Christian Life but he has the ability to change a game. He has the kind of size you are looking for as a two-way guy at the position, to block and catch. Not fast, he runs well enough and uses his size well to shield defenders from the football.
40) MATT BAILEY--5'10, 185--Safety--Edna Karr
If it weren't for his height, Bailey would be much higher. Much like Tyrann Mathiew a year ago, you cannot judge Bailey by his height. He plays much bigger. He is athletic, runs to the ball and will hit hard. He can line up with and guard many receivers. He originally committed to Virginia early but decided to stay home. "He is a four-year starter for us. When you look at the definition of a football player, his picture will be next to it. He has a knack for the football, he is a student of the game. He is very reliable, dependable. He is a superb student, with a 4.0 GPA and a 24 ACT. He is our captain. He is awesome. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up being a doctor or a lawyer," said Karr coach Jabbar Juluke. TULANE COMMITMENT.
41) MARC EDWARDS--6'1, 195--Wide Receiver--St. Augustine
Edwards has good size and has the ability to run by many defensive backs. He did so in one game I covered in 2009 and again in a scrimmage against Helen Cox recently. "He is explosive. He is a big-play guy. He wants to be mentioned like Jarvis Landry. He saw him up close at the LSU camp. He wants to be considered one of the best and he's working hard. He runs in the 4.58 range," said St. Aug. coach David Johnson. After originally pledging to Memphis, Edwards switched to Bob Toledo at Tulane. TULANE COMMITMENT.
42) DANTE BUTLER--5'10, 205--Running back--Brother Martin
Butler is a man. He runs with great leverage. He has big, thick legs. He is a tremendous competitor who gets better as the game progresses. If he had outstanding speed, he would be elite. He runs well enough and will be good between the tackles in college. I have done many of his games over three years and I am very impressed. He is a good athlete, a solid basketball player on Brother Martin's 5A state championship team. "He is one of the best that I have been around. He can do a whole bunch of things. He can run you over. He can put a move on you. He can outrun you. That's what makes his special. He's still a baby. He's still young (just turned 17). His body is starting to mature now. When he moves on and spends time in the weight room, you can imagine what kind of player he will be. He's really becoming a student of the game. He catches the ball well and he is a tremendous pass blocker," said Brother Martin coach Mark Bonis. Southern Mississippi, Tulane, Western Kentucky and Miami of Ohio are pursuing Butler, among others. TULANE COMMITMENT
43) LAWRENCE BREAUD--5'10, 190--Running back--Shaw
Having done many of his games over the past couple of seasons, Breaud is a good athlete. He will line up at quarterback and run the Wildcat for the Eagles at times. He can catch the ball. He is more of a glider, a smooth runner, than a power or speed guy. He is fast enough and can make people miss. He should put up big numbers in his senior season behind a big, physical offensive line. "Lawrence could probably play three positions for us and return kicks. He could take every snap for us. He is by far the most physical runner I've had since I've been the head coach here. He runs like he weighs 220. He doesn't get tired. He is just as strong at the end of the game," said coach Scott Bairnsfather. Breaud is getting long looks from SMU and Southern Mississippi. He has a test score but needs his core GPA.
44) DAK PRESCOTT--6'3, 225--Quarterback--Haughton
Prescott is huge, along the lines of Oliver. He runs slightly better than Oliver. Prescott is more of a dual-threat quarterback. He will get the chance to show how good he is in the nation's best league soon. "The kids just rally around him. He's a natural leader. He's got a big arm. He can make all the throws. He's not real fast but he plays the game fast. State got on him early. He felt very comfortable there. He felt like he would fit in well up there. It's kind of like our place. We will really miss him when he finished here," said Haughton coach Rodney Guin. MISSISSIPPI STATE COMMITMENT.
45) DESHAZOR EVERETT--5'11 175--Defensive Back--Deridder
Everett can run. He plays bigger than his size, supporting the run very well as a sure tackler. Those who have seen him love how hard he plays on a regular basis. He has offers from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Missouri, Ole Miss and SMU.
46) JONAH AUSTIN--6'7, 305--Tackle--St. Augustine
He towers over everyone else and his forte is potential. Not as physical or developed as teammate Trai Turner yet, Austin is just learning how to play. His stock could rise dramatically. He is easy to spot on the field and he performed pretty well in 2009 though he can improve. If he realizes his ability, the sky is the limit. "He's done a great job in the summer. He has become more flexible, making him more attracted to the colleges. He has a personal trainer. He's become more powerful for us. He moves better. He will be a surprise to many," said St. Aug. coach David Johnson. LSU COMMITMENT.
47) JOSH ROBINSON--5'9, 200--Running back--Franklinton
Robinson is a devastating part of a one-two punch with Terrance Magee at Franklinton. Like Magee, he has strong legs and can run through tackles. He is quick as well. "His speed is off the charts. I haven't seen anyone catch him. He is bigger and stronger now and did not lose speed gaining weight," said Franklinton coach Shane Smith. COMMITTED TO MISSISSIPPI STATE.
48) FLOYD RAVEN--6'1, 185--Cornerback--East St. John
Raven is good against the run. He has played linebacker for Larry Dauterive. He is raw, with lots of ability, and could end up at Ole Miss and Texas A&M, who have offered him. "He came out of the woodwork. He transferred from Destrehan. He blew people away at the camps he attended. He works against D'haquille Williams every day. That has helped him improve. He is a long corner who can run a 4.45. He has great grades," said East St. John Larry Dauterive. OLE MISS COMMITMENT
49) JONATHAN TYSON--6'0, 240--Linebacker--West Monroe
Quite simply, Tyson is mean. He is large and packs a wallop. He is a pure middle linebacker. He runs in the 4.8 range, the only detriment to his overall package but he can play. He had 70 tackles for the 5A state champions a year ago. "He is big and strong and a big part of our defense that won the state title," said West Monroe Coach Don Shows on Prep Plus on WGSO, 990 AM.
(Tie) 50) QUINTON GRIFFIN--6'4, 280--Lineman--Rayville
G8iffin has the ability to play inside or outside on the offensive line at the next level, according to those who have watched him. He could play defensive line as well as he has the athletic ability to play on either side of the ball.
(Tie) 50) DEVIN BOUTTE--5'9, 175--Athlete--Catholic (New Iberia)
Speed defines Boutte. He is a legitimate 4.4 runner who could play defensive back of wide receiver at the next level. He might be higher on the list but tore his ACL and will miss his senior season. TULANE COMMITMENT.
(Tie) 50) LAWRENCE BURL--6'2, 215--Defensive End--St. Augustine
Burl has great speed and quickness off the edge. He could stand up and play linebacker. Burl has great upside--he has only played one year of football after playing in the band. He may play some sweet tunes in college. "He has become more of a football player. Last year was his first year playing. He has a new position coach this year who has worked with him day and night. He will be a big part of what we are trying to accomplish. He is just scratching the surface," said Purple Knights coach David Johnson. TULANE COMMITMENT.
Next 100 to watch (no particular order):
Hunter Leppert--6'2, 210--Quarterback--Minden
Brian Ensminger--6'2 190--Quarterback--Hahnville
Jordan Greene--6'4, 270--Tackle--Brother Martin (USM COMMITMENT)
Stevie Douglas--6'4, 190--Quarterback--Clinton
Justin Ginyard--6'2, 195--Wide Receiver--Ouachita (ULM COMMITMENT)
Jermaine Johnson--6'3, 170--Wide Receiver--Ellender (MEMPHIS COMMITMENT)
Vondrey Vallere--6'2, 220--Linebacker--Eunice
Levander Liggins--5'11, 185--Athlete--Leesville
Robert Kelley--5'10, 200--Running back--O.P. Walker (TULANE COMMITMENT)
Stephon Smith--6'0, 185--Running back--Slidell
Alec Duncan--6'1, 195--Quarterback--St. Paul's
Ezekiel Alsander--6'6, 298--Tackle--Southern Lab
Malcolm Pichon--6'3 350--Defensive Tackle--Salmen
Matt Andry--6'5, 270--Offensive Lineman--Jesuit
Dexter Aucoin--5'9 180--Defensive Back--Patterson (TULSA COMMITMENT)
Nyle Johnson--6'0, 185--Wide Receiver--Capitol (SMU COMMITMENT)
DeAndre Sellers--6'3, 195--Wide Receiver--Bastrop
Sam Cockerham--6'3, 265--Guard--West Monroe
Vincent Moore--6'1, 190--Wide Receiver--River Oaks
Evan Tatford--6'5, 230--Tight End--St. Thomas More
Dillon Berlin--5'11, 210--Running Back--St. Louis Catholic
Terrell Jordan--6'0, 205--Running Back--Captain Shreve
Gerrand Johnson--6'3, 270--Defensive Tackle--Rayville (ULM COMMITMENT)
Montrel Carter--5'9, 175--Athlete--Cecilia
Kris Albarado--6'0, 185--Punter--St. Louis Catholic
Jermaine Sams--5'11, 185--Wide Receiver--St. Paul's
Micah Eugene--5'10, 185--Cornerback--Acadiana
Effrem Reed--5'9, 175--Running Back--Dutchtown
Leon Blouin--6'0, 195--Defensive Back--Dutchtown (TULANE COMMITMENT)
John Bertucci--6'1, 265--Defensive Tackle--Rummel
Bakeri Hollier--5'10, 185--Defensive Back--Acadiana
Derek Howard--6'2, 190-Wide Receiver--Hahnville (MEMPHIS COMMITMENT)
Ben Jefferson--5'11, 185--Safety--Rummel
Earl Ross Downs--6'2 270--Offensive lineman--Bastrop
Lance Callihan--6'3, 295--Defensive Tackle--Catholic (Baton Rouge)
Cartel Murray--5'9, 170--Cornerback--Thibodaux
Sam Scofield--6'2, 185--Safety--St. Thomas More
Christian Dragna--6'2, 290--Center--Mandeville
Matt Lipham--6'4, 210--Quarterback/Athlete--Salmen
Michael Petty--6'0, 190--Defensive Back--Alexandria
Elbert Fulgham--6'1, 285--Center--Brother Martin
Jonathan Lewis--6'4, 265--Guard--Many
Corey Trim--6'0, 170--Cornerback--Redemptorist
Anthony Williams--5'11, 195--Running back--Jeanerette
Dylan Ledet--6'0, 215--Running back--E.D. White
Xavier Jefferson--6'4, 190--Wide Receiver--Franklinton
Denzel Warner--5'11, 190--Wide Receiver--Redemptorist
Riccie Gray--6'1, 210--Linebacker--Delhi Charter
Chris Briggs--6'4, 190--Wide Receiver--Franklinton
Grant Venable--6'0, 220--Linebacker--Catholic (Baton Rouge)
Kain Hungerford--6'2, 175--Wide Receiver--South Beauregard
De'La Mayers--6'3, 185--Wide Receiver--Oak Grove
Grant Chiasson--6'0, 190--Athlete--E.D. White
Josh Hanberry--5'9, 165--Cornerback--John Curtis
Tyler Tourelle--6'0, 220--Linebacker--St. Paul's
Tarquin Kenner--5'11, 225--Linebacker--Destrehan
Kendrick Porter--6'1, 180--Athlete--Westgate
Warren Bates--6'0, 205--Linebacker--St. John (LOUISIANA TECH COMMITMENT)
Torrey Pierce--5'9, 175--Running back--John Curtis
Brian Thomas--5'11, 195--Running back--Central Lafourche
Charles Butler--6'0, 220--Linebacker--Southern Lab
Ricky McCarthy--5'10, 175--Running back--Ouachita
Pete Petitjean--6'1, 280--Offensive Lineman--Notre Dame
Devon White--6'0, 175--Cornerback--McDonogh 35
Jarrett Cole--6'1, 185--Wide Receiver--Donaldsonville
Austin Fry--5'11, 170--Wide Receiver--St. Michael's
Colby Crysel--6'3, 280--Offensive Lineman--Dutchtown
Michael Hunter--6'1, 165--Athlete--Richwood
Alvin Kelly--6'4, 375--Offensive Lineman--Hahnville
Kamonte Wilson--6'4, 230--Defensive End--Winnfield
Jaren Johnson--5'11, 185--Running Back--Ruston
Justin Lasseigne--6'0, 230--Linebacker--South Lafourche
Brandon Monrose--6'0, 180--Wide Receiver--St. Thomas More
Daniel Carney--6'5, 270--Lineman--Prairie View Academy
Jamal Wilson--5'11, 240--Linebacker--Higgins
Carl Pearson--6'1, 180--Defensive Back--Farmerville
Jamal Anderson--6'3, 290--Offensive Lineman--Northside
Cody Mills--6'2, 280--Defensive Tackle--Sulphur
Anderson White--6'3, 280--Offensive Lineman--Farmerville
Devin Payne--6'0,190 Running back--Denham Springs
Greg Siener--6'2, 280--Offensive Lineman--Mandeville
Mike Barthelemy--6'0, 205--Athlete--South Plaquemines
Nick Smith--6'4, 280--Offensive Lineman--Acadiana
Robert Richard--6'2, 190--Wide Receiver--St. Augustine
Aaron Thibodaux--6'2, 220--Defensive End--St. Frederick
Jared Foster--6'1, 180--Quarterback--Barbe
Paris Stewart--6'2, 225--Linebacker--Ascension Catholic
Will Freeman--6'5, 175--Wide Receiver--Springfield
Nick Norman--6'0, 230--Running Back--Scotlandville
Jordy Joseph--5'11, 182--Cornerback--New Iberia
Detrell Wright--6'0, 188--Safety--Edna Karr
Desmon Ethridge--6'0, 190--Safety--Huntington
Jeremy Gardner--6'1, 235--Linebacker--Tara
Jacob Stockton--6'4, 210--Safety--Tioga
Dorian Durald--6'4, 220--Defensive End/Tight End--Opelousas Catholic
Arthur Miley--6'6, 215--Defensive End--Mangham
Alondrea Young--6'1 220--Linebacker--Southern Lab
Wade Julien--5'9, 230--Linebacker--East Ascension
Dalton Elliott--6'1, 230--Linebacker--Airline
Justin Manton--6'2, 170--Kicker--St. Amant