2015 Review: Rhashid Bonnette

Rhashid Bonnette is a standout WR from Loreauville HS in south-central Louisiana. Read on as Loreauville offensive coordinator Rhett Peltier recaps Bonnette's sophomore season from a coaching standpoint...

Rhett Peltier isn't at a loss for words when asked about Loreauville receiver Rhashid Bonnette.

"Rhashid had an exceptional season," Peltier said. "He led the team in touchdown receptions and set school single-season records in both receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.

"Overall, he did well. Rhashid's a pure receiver that runs great routes. He has good top-end speed and is elusive. He gained speed since last year and got behind players (DBs) by two or three steps in situations where it surprised some people."

Peltier talked about the young prospect's potential.

"He's only a 10th-grader and so Rhashid (6-1, 175-to-180 lbs.) doesn't have the weight yet that he'll continue to add as he gets older," Peltier said. "He's improving his strength and once that proper weight is put on, the ceiling for him will be high.

"Next year we'll need him to step into more of a leadership role in addition to making plays. There's not so much anything he needs to improve on other than continuing to play up to his ability."

Rhashid and brother Raymond Bonnette (2014 QB) click well together as a pass-and-catch combo.

"Raymond puts the football there sometimes where only Rhashid can get it," Peltier said. "They did that against Ville Platte, a team that has good defensive backs."

Bonnette's film appealed to a successful Pac-12 program.

"UCLA contacted me several times," Peltier said. "They love Rhashid and said he's a major D-1 talent that they hope isn't committed to having to stay in-state for college."

Bonnette led the Acadiana area with an average of approximately 25 yards per catch during the regular season.

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