Crochet tours the SEC

Louisiana has a strong group of 2014 signal-callers, and Raymond Crochet (Salmen) could be the best. Read further as Crochet recaps summer camp experiences at Georgia, Auburn, South Carolina and more.

"I went to Dawg Night at Georgia," Raymond Crochet said. "It's an invite-only camp so there weren't that many prospects. It went good. I threw the ball well, and the quarterbacks coach liked me.

"They have a trophy area at Georgia like LSU has in its indoor facility, and it's three stories tall. It's so nice."

Crochet discussed Auburn.

"It was a one-day camp that went really good," he said. I gave my tape to the quarterbacks coach. Auburn really focuses on footwork and ball security, and you can't learn enough about those.

"I saw (fellow in-state 2014 QB) Quentin Gibson at Auburn. I knew him already. We exchange texts sometimes. I saw him at Tulane's camp and also at the National Underclassmen Combine in March."

South Carolina encouraged Crochet to visit and camp with the Gamecocks.

"They saw my tape and invited me to come out," he said. "That's how I ended up going to South Carolina. There was a showcase the first night with four other quarterbacks, but rain canceled it after only two passes.

"The other four quarterbacks were from the Carolinas, so I was the only one from outside the region. I stayed and did their one-day camp the next day. It went real good. They're hardcore on ball security."

Crochet wrapped up the summer with a recent camp at Louisiana Tech.

"That was last Friday and it was a last minute deal," he said. "The camp at Louisiana Tech was set up differently from most other camps. It was set up like Tulane: no one-on-one's or 7-on-7.

"I talked to their quarterbacks coach. He's a real good coach and a funny guy. He was praising Peyton Manning."

Crochet talked about the upcoming season at Salmen.

"We only lost nine seniors and were young last year," he said. "We should get started a little quicker this year, now that everyone has a year of experience under their belt."

Salmen has a talented backfield headed up by WR Chuck Baker (LSU commit), RB Christopher Thomas and Crochet.

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