In-state recruiting: Cajuns gain one and lose one to La. Tech, Jesuit OL Maheu to Nicholls

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Louisiana Lafayette bagged a commitment from the top senior tight end in Mississippi and one of the best in the country.

St. Stanislaus’ Chase Rogers, who was a frequent target of LSU pledge Myles Brennan’s passes for the Rock-a-shaws, decommitted from Tennessee in favor of the Ragin Cajuns. He represents the 14th overall commitment to ULL for the 2017 class.

The 6-foot-3, 238 pounder had 216 career passes for 3,729 yards and 44 touchdowns in a prolific prep passing offense. He had previously pledged to the Vols on March 7.

Rogers considered a plethora of offers from programs including Tulane, California, Colorado State, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Alabama, UAB, UTSA, Wake Forest and Rutgers. The 3 star prospect had conversations with LSU, Houston and Texas as well.

His pluses include great hands and route running experience but Rogers will need to work on his blocking skills to be a complete tight end.

The Cajuns also suffered a recruiting loss to an in-state school.

Louisiana Tech added New Iberia cornerback Michael Sam (6-1, 195). ULL and Arizona extended offers to Sam, who decommitted from ULL this week.

Jesuit offensive lineman Cameron Maheu has decided to accept the invitation to be a preferred walk-on for the Nicholls State Colonels.

Maheu (6-4, 275) attended camps at Stephen F. Austin, ULL and Southern Miss. He has dedicated himself to the weight room and has the capabilities to tack on 25-35 pounds during the maturation process.

The Ragin Cajuns also offered a walk-on opportunity to Maheu, who played right for the Blue Jays before moving to left guard this past season.

Meanwhile, Grambling State gained a high profile commitment today when 3 star wide receiver Gregory White from Riverdale, Ga. gave his verbal to the Tigers staff.

White (6-3, 175) has a good catching radius, ability for yards after the catch and a long stride to make big plays down the field. Austin Peay, Eastern Kentucky, Tulane and Ohio were his other options.

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