Kansas State continues to be active on the bayou - the Wildcats extended recent offers to 2014 prospects Malachi Dupre (John Curtis Christian) and Garrald McDowell (Covington)...read on for a look at what's happening around the state...
Kansas State receivers coach Michael Smith hails from the Crescent City, and he's had consistent success landing Louisiana prospects. The Wildcats have multiple current players on the roster from Louisiana, including QB Daniel Sams (Salmen). The Wildcats offered John Curtis Christian four-star junior WR Malachi Dupre this week.
LSU recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson visited the John Curtis campus today, according to James Smith with nola.com. LSU has offered Dupre and is expected to pull the trigger at some point on junior LB Kenny Young. The Tigers are also keeping tabs on senior LB Duke Riley, who seems prepared to wait it out and continue weighing options until National Signing Day.
Young and Riley both hold Ole Miss offers, and the duo took in last week's Egg Bowl in Oxford.
WR Chuck Baker (Salmen) reportedly withdrew his LSU pledge in a move that didn't - or wouldn't - shock anyone. Baker committed to LSU prior to the hiring of current wide receivers coach Adam Henry. Baker is a three-star prospect with a rugged build and thirst for contact that could translate best to safety.
Arkansas tight end commit Deondre Skinner took an unofficial visit to watch the Razorbacks vs. LSU last weekend. The senior from Patterson has three official visits scheduled. He met with Les Miles earlier this week (the Tigers have offered).
Five-star junior offensive tackle Cameron Robinson attended the Iron Bowl last week. Robinson hasn't divulged any hints that would reveal a leader among his top two: Alabama and LSU. He'll lead West Monroe in the semis vs. Barbe tomorrow.
Ole Miss offered junior offensive lineman William Clapp (Brother Martin), according to National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons. The Rebels join LSU, Alabama and Texas A&M on Clapp's offer sheet.
Ragin' Cajuns head coach Mark Hudspeth grabbed what could be a crucial verbal from Homer defensive end Demeatre Casey. In the past, Louisiana Tech has enjoyed a stranglehold on Homer prospects (such as Demeatre's cousin Richie Casey). Many consider Demeatre (6-4, 225) to be rising star with vast potential.
Five-star Gerald Willis (Edna Karr) listed his top four (random order) this week to Austin Cooper of TigerSportsDigest. LSU, Florida, Texas A&M and USC are the frontrunners for Willis, who has family ties at Alabama. Watch out for A&M: four-star CB commit Noel Ellis is putting in work recruiting teammates Devante Noil and Willis.