Analysis: John Diarse

John Diarse is a versatile athlete out of Monroe, La. and he recently committed to LSU. Find out what Scout thinks of Diarse right here.

Prospect: John Diarse
Hometown: Monroe, La.
High School: Neville
Position: Quarterback
Size: 6-0/205
Scout Ranking: No. 128 overall - No. 12 Safety
Recruiting: Committed to LSU. Also had offers from Alabama, Arkansas, and TCU among others.

Analysis: The first thing about Diarse that you have to like is, he is a winner. He has been part of two state championship teams and he is a real competitor. He made big plays in big games and he is a leader.

On the football field, he plays quarterback in high school. He is one of those kids - He is the best player on the team, so lets put him at quarterback so every play runs through him. He is not going to play quarterback on the next level, but he could play wide receiver. As a receiver, he is not a burner, but fast enough, and he would be a strong and physical player at that position. He struggled to get separation in Orlando at the Under Armour Combine, but showed strong hands and better speed than some thought after he was timed at 4.81 in the 40 yard dash. He plays as fast as he needs to, so I would not put too much stock in that 40 time. It could be a little deceiving.

If he does not play wide receiver, he will land in the defensive backfield. This is where Scout currently ranks Diarse. He is a very physical player, he has good instincts on the football field, and he could end up being a balanced safety at LSU. He plays quarterback now and they usually make a good transition over to safety. That knowledge and experience under the center helps them in the secondary.

Overall, Diarse is not a real flashy player, but he makes plays, and he gets the job done. He plays as fast as he needs to, he is a real leader on the football field, and LSU did a nice job of keeping one of their best in state at home in 2013.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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