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The Baylor staff reached in to Louisiana to offer two 2018 standouts

Ashton Bremer caught up with a pair of McDonogh (LA) HS standouts to talk Baylor and their recent offers

McDonogh’s wide receiver, Lawrence Keys III, and safety, Joe Foucha, are both on Baylor’s radar to make up the 2018 recruiting class. Both New Orleans natives and Scout 4* recruits were offered this past week, but have only briefly visited Baylor in March. They both say they have a lot more to learn about the green and gold.

Joe Foucha, McDonogh Safety, Class of 2018

The 6-foot, 190-pound safety had one thing that stood out to him that was different from the rest of the schools he’s visited- the stadium.

“Since it was a brief visit we didn’t get to see much,” Foucha said. “But I did see the stadium from a distance and it was a lot different than anything I’ve seen at any other school. Hopefully I’ll be able to come back and see more of the facilities and maybe watch a game.”

This season Foucha wants to get better at covering the field and covering one-on-one.

“I’ve been getting my speed up and getting in the weight room,” Foucha said. “I want to do some big things this season and get ready for the next level.” analysis of safety, Joseph Foucha:

Joseph Foucha is a position-versatile playmaker with big plays to his credit in all three phases of the game. Foucha best projects to the secondary, where he could potentially play safety, cornerback, or nickel. Foucha's best fit will likely be safety, where his frame potential translates well and his playmaking skills may be used best. Foucha hits with speed and power, and he possesses great coverage skills, especially when he can roam territory as a center-fielder. Foucha is a threat to score if he gets his hands on the ball. Foucha is one of the top prospects in Louisiana. - Gabe Brooks, Midlands Regional Recruiting Analyst

Lawrence Keys III, McDonogh Wide Reciever, Class of 2018

When most guys are taking it easy during their Mardi Gras break in New Orleans, Keys took that time to visit some schools, including a brief visit to Baylor. When asked about the visit he had to Baylor, Keys said the stadium was also his favorite thing about the school. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound wide receiver has been told to work on his size by current coaches.

“This season I want to work on everything,” Keys said. “A lot of coaches have been telling me to work on my size so I plan to do that also.” analysis of WR, Lawrence Keys III:

Lawrence Keys III is a big-play receiver who flashes good acceleration to separate from defenders, especially after the catch. He lacks ideal bulk as a high school player, but has enough height to line up outside at times when not in the more natural slot where he projects best in college. Keys can beat secondaries over the top, but also turn quick-hitters into long-gainers in the screen game. Keys is a Power Five-caliber receiver and one of the top pass-catchers in Louisiana for the 2018 class. - Gabe Brooks, Midlands Regional Recruiting Analyst

Both Keys and Foucha want to visit again in the near future for a more thorogh visit. Be sure to check back for all of your recruiting updates at

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