Louisiana 2015 Watch List: No. 12

An abundance of prolific in-state 2015 pass-catchers (WRs and TEs) have established themselves as reliable big-play targets despite their youth. Patterson wide-out Daylon Charlot, who suits up for one of Louisiana's most talent-rich programs, may be the best of the entire bunch...

As a sophomore, Daylon Charlot consistently performed at a high level for the Patterson Lumberjacks. The 6-0, 180-pounder scored four touchdowns and tacked on a two-point conversion during the first three weeks of the season, despite sharing touches with TE Deondre Skinner (Houston signee) and fellow WR Mykel Jones.

Charlot accounted for approximately 1,000 receiving yards and 15 TDs for Patterson, which concluded the campaign with a 7-4 mark and first-round playoff appearance.

Arizona State and Mississippi State jumped on the opportunity to recruit the sophomore last fall, letting Charlot know his services are a wanted future commodity in Tempe and Starkville alike.

Although Skinner leaves for the college ranks, as does Patterson senior signal-caller Denzel Johnson, the tandem of Charlot and Jones will antagonize prep secondaries for years to come.

Charlot may lack the overall size of Jazz Ferguson, Bry'Kiethon Mouton and Hunter Register, but he's also not small.

Moreover, he's strong and hard-nosed.

On film Charlot is quick to shed attempted arm-tackles and add large chunks of yardage after the catch. He'll be more than ready to digest a college playbook after spending quality years in the Lumberjacks' sophisticated spread offense.

Charlot blasts away from man-on-man coverage and confidently signals for the ball down-field. Defensive backs that try to tangle with him while the ball is in the air often find themselves shoved to the ground (and easily beaten for six points).

On play-after-play of his highlights, Charlot eludes defenders following the catch. He breaks tackles in similar fashion as Mouton, the 6-3, 240-pound Acadiana tight end.

Patterson loves to spread out defenses with its patented four-wide set. Head coach Tommy Minton moves Charlot around from side-to-side, and from slot to the outside.

The sophomore multi-tasks at a high level while running routes and preparing to catch the ball. He's adept at aggressively snatching high-velocity passes threaded into tight spots, making Charlot a quarterback's dream and corner's nightmare.


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