Juneau Visits SMU

St. Thomas More (Lafayette, La.) WR Jake Juneau had an extremely productive visit to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex several days ago. Juneau finished with the sixth-highest SPARQ rating (in a field of 1,200-plus prospects) at the NIKE Football Training Camp, and he also enjoyed a warm welcome from SMU at the Mustangs' Junior Day.

After Jake Juneau missed several games during his junior year due to an injury, he's been playing catch-up when it comes to recruiting.

A healthy Juneau returned to the field in time for the 2011 playoffs, and he put up exorbitant numbers (45 yards per catch) for St. Thomas More, which advanced to the Class 4A quarterfinals before losing a 35-31 shootout to Edna Karr.

He didn't get a ton of touches, however, as the Cougars had a plethora of weapons on offense including RB Matt Flores, TE Jordan Murray, WR Andrew Stevenson and RB Jon Juneau (Jake's older brother).

With that in mind, Juneau wanted to make a statement at the Dallas NIKE Football Training Camp and he did, finishing near the top of a talented crop of players.

"There were 1,245 guys there and it was insane," said Juneau. "I ran a 4.67 in the 40-yard dash, which had me mad, but it turned out to be one of the Top 20 best times of the day.

"I did good on my agilities and the power ball (toss). I think I could finish first if I compete in another one."

Juneau also attended Junior Day at SMU prior to departing Texas for his home in south Louisiana.

"I think SMU is awesome," said Juneau. "They throw the ball like 40 times a game. When I got there, Coach (Jason) Phillips had no idea who I was, but I personally handed my highlight tape to him.

"He gave me his business card and said he was going to look out for me. He told me to message him on Facebook, and so I've been talking to him on there."

Who else is showing interest?

"I get a letter every day from Missouri," said Juneau. "Duke really likes me. I sent them my transcript. They don't have a Junior Day, so I'm going to their camp this summer.

"Southeastern (Louisiana) says I'm one of their elite prospects, and Southern Miss invited me to their Junior Day. I talk to LSU and Ole Miss some."

Juneau resides in Lafayette, home of the New Orleans Bowl champion Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns.

"I didn't get to go to their Junior Day because I had confirmation and I was mad," he said of the Cajuns.

Older brother Jon will play at LSU after accepting a preferred walk-on invitation from the Tigers.


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