Loreauville/Central Catholic prospect report

Two solid small-school programs squared off recently when Class A Central Catholic came up from Morgan City to challenge the 2A Loreauville Tigers and Jermaine Antoine. With Antoine leading the charge (258 yards rushing, five TDs), the hosts escaped with a 54-31 win over Central Catholic.

Jermaine Antoine spent his sophomore year primarily at wide receiver and returning kicks. Projected as a DB in college, Antoine has become the feature senior RB in Loreauville's wide-open shotgun offense that is the braintrust of Tigers offensive coordinator Rhett Peltier.

Texas A&M was one of several programs to extend an offer to Antoine during the early off-season evaluation period. Right now, Antoine needs to raise his ACT one point to get squared away with the NCAA Clearinghouse.

That shouldn't be a problem.

Antoine did pose a problem to Central Catholic in week one, racking up 258 yards and five TDs to earn statewide 2A Player of the Week honors.

Texas A&M's class quickly filled up after Antoine got his offer from the Aggies. Locals in the the Lafayette area hope the hometown Ragin' Cajuns can sign the versatile player, who is projected as either a safety or a receiver on the next level.

There's a knock on Antoine's speed after he ran in the 4.7 range at an NUC event earlier this year. Rest assured, however, that Antoine turns on the jets when he steps onto the football field.

Antoine has a bright future in college although his position is unclear. He probably is best suited to a strong safety role. Antoine has filled out to 6-0, 195 pounds, and he has the requisite confidence.

You could see the gleam in Antoine's eyes with his helmet on during the Central Catholic game. He exuded confidence that Loreauville was going to come out on top at the end of the night (and that's what happened).

Antoine is taking a pounding this year because he runs between the tackles with 100% gusto on each play, and he also has to play defense.

Loreauville has two brothers who will play college football: junior QB/DB Raymond Bonnette and sophomore WR Rhashid Bonnette.

Raymond, who ran for 129 yards vs. Central Catholic, will play receiver or defensive back in college as he is in the 5-11 range. He does a masterful job of running Peltier's high-octane offense.

Younger brother Rhashid (pictured below) has the potential to become a national recruit. The sophomore toasted some good Breaux Bridge DBs during this summer's NISH 7-on-7 tourney.

Against Central Catholic, Rhashid shook free for what appeared to be a lengthy kick return for a touchdown (play was nullified by penalty). When the long-striding sophomore emerged well ahead of the pack near the 50-yard line, he couldn't help but flash a huge smile en route to the end zone.

If Bonnette resided in Baton Rouge or New Orleans, there's a good chance he'd be sitting on an offer or two. Rhashid is fluid with the wheels to blow past DBs, especially on the small-school level.

You already know QB Raymond is almost always on the same page as his younger brother at WR.

Loreauville has more legit prospects such as TE Charles Francois (SR), S Tyiren Anthony (SOPH), WR John Reed (SR), S Austin Antoine and freshman OL/DL Lee Paul Castille (6-2, 340).

Those guys should all be playing on Saturdays in the future. Reed could land with Nicholls State and has the talent to get several more offers.

Loreauville had yet another good-looking skill position player in RB Spencer Mitchell (junior who ran for 123 yards).

Central Catholic has a pair of prospects - Joshua Singleton and Dontrell Brown - that hold Memphis offers. Singleton is being recruited as a DB or WR, although he's the starting QB for the Eagles.

Singleton threw for 240 yards and three TDs vs. Loreauville. If secondaries are loading up on Brown, Singleton will fire to receiver Luke Landry, who caught a couple of scoring strikes in the Eagles' 54-31 loss.

Singleton and Raymond Bonnette are both solid prep quarterbacks who should be able to make an impact in college at DB or WR.

Central Catholic has a terrific talent in senior LB Lamar Grogan. Grogan is a natural at OLB, but he shifted to the inside for the Loreauville contest. His older brother, Lloyd Grogan, is a true freshman at Louisiana Tech.

This was the first time I've seen Lamar since the STM Sunkist Shootout in Lafayette during the Christmas holidays last year. He's packed on some muscle to fill out a long frame. Lamar is a good inch taller than older brother Lloyd, who was a three-star prospect at Central Catholic. Louisiana Tech might want to add another Grogan to its roster on the next National Signing Day.

Central Catholic 2015 LB Garret LeBlanc plays alongside Grogan in the middle. LeBlanc is already 6-0 and 200 pounds, and he won the LB MVP at the Lafayette National Underclassmen Combine.

LeBlanc got a good taste of Division I talent every time Jermaine Antoine toted the rock for Loreauville. Both are small school talents that could sign with big schools.


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