"The camp went pretty good, but last year there weren't at many players here," said competitive cornerback Kylon Brown, who was hungry for even more reps. "There were at least 100 corners here."
A first-team all-district performer as a sophomore, Brown did well last year in a district that included Loreauville and Catholic-New Iberia. He's getting early attention from Texas A&M, Texas Tech and LSU, which has a secondary coach (Corey Raymond) who is from the same area as Brown (New Iberia).
"Kylon was a starter from day one when he stepped on the campus at West Saint Mary," said current Westgate (New Iberia, La.) head coach Ryan Antoine, whose specialty is defensive backs.
"We knew he was a work-in-progress at first, as a young player, but he turned into a kid who will be recruited hard - thanks to his hard work. He hung around Jontrey Tillman (now at Houston) and Daijuan Stewart (now at SMU) and took very kindly to coaching."
Antoine says Brown has the perfect mindset.
"He always asks what he can do for extra work," said Antoine. "He asks a lot of questions and pays very close attention. His footwork and ability to recognize routes are what separates Kylon from other corners.
"Also, he's very knowledgeable about the game. Like I said, he asks a lot of questions. When I go work an NFL camp or work with Corey Raymond (at LSU), Kylon always wants to know about the new techniques that I can pass onto him."
As a result, says Antoine, Brown has been taught by the best in the business.
All four of the aforementioned prospects can play corner or safety, and LSU also will keep a close eye on Brown, New Iberia Senior High CB Daniel Lewis and John Curtis Christian CB Terrence Alexander.