Five-star Landon Collins will visit Tuscaloosa today as No. 2 Alabama hosts No. 1 LSU, and the senior from Dutchtown did his thing on the field once again Friday night, rushing for 108 yards on six carries with two TDs as the Griffins finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 mark. Read further to find out what's happening around the state.
During the summer, Davante' Bourque of Crowley switched his commitment from Texas A&M to LSU on the premise that he would be the only running back taken in LSU's 2012 recruiting class. With LSU courting former Redemptorist four-star back Jeremy Hill, don't be surprised if Bourque starts looking around.
Four-star LSU commit Torshiro Davis (Woodlawn-Shreveport) concluded his high school career with a win Thursday night. The Knights endured a tough 2-8 season but Davis shined brightly nonetheless, racking up close to 20 sacks. At the beginning of the year, Davis made a pact with his coach in which Davis wouldn't get a haircut and the coach wouldn't shave until Woodlawn won a game. A couple of days ago, Davis joked about the amount of hair he had to get sheared after the Knights broke into the win column in week five vs. Northwood.
Patterson three-star CB Trevon Stewart and four-star LB Lorenzo Phillips are expected to make the short drive east on U.S. 90 next week to watch Houston at Tulane. The following week, the pair of Lumberjacks plan on returning to Houston for the Cougars' game against Rice. Stewart scored three touchdowns last night as Patterson stayed perfect at 9-0. The Houston commit leads the team with 24 TDs.
Landon Collins will carpool to Tuscaloosa today with his mom and Karr underclassmen Noel Ellis and Gerald Willis. Ellis clinched Karr's 21-12 win over O.P. Walker last night with an interception. Willis is Collins' younger brother.
John Curtis' staff fanned out across the state last night to scout potential playoff foes. The Patriots had multiple coaches at both the West St. Mary/Catholic-New Iberia and Many/Winnfield games. Playoff pairings won't be officially released until Sunday, but it appears that Curtis will land the No. 1 seed in 2A and Catholic will be No. 4. Curtis coaches also attended the recent Loreauville vs. Catholic-New Iberia matchup.
Dillon Gordon, the LSU commit from John Curtis, returned a kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown vs. South Plaquemines Thursday night. Gordon is in the 6-foot-4, 255-pound range. He plays TE and LB for the Patriots but could even project as an offensive tackle on the next level.
Three-star DT Gerron Borne (East St. John) says he'll likely decommit from Arizona by mid-December, although he still plans to visit Tuscon. Borne is considering Houston but says he wants to be part of a package deal with Daniel Taylor (Lutcher) and Jeffrey Hall (St. Charles Catholic).
Alex Johnson surpassed the 2,000-yard rushing mark Friday night. It looks like the senior back from Carencro moved ahead of Walker junior Carlton Perkins in the state's leading rusher race. Carencro (9-1) moves on to the 5A playoffs next week. Perkins concluded a tremendous junior season with more than 1,800 yards on the ground. Neal McClelland, who covered the Walker/West St. Mary tilt for the Daily Iberian in week five, marveled about Perkins' 357-yard performance against West St. Mary. Perkins topped the 300-yard rushing barrier twice this fall. Last night, the junior even completed four passes.