Five-star RB Leonard Fournette (St. Augustine) brought home the bacon at the Class 4A Region III track meet. The nation's No. 1 back qualified for state in four events, and you can get the details on that and much more inside...
At the regional meet, held at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metairie, Leonard Fournette won the 100 and 200-meter dashes, and ran a leg on two state-qualifying relay teams. The 6-2, 230-pounder claimed first in the 100 with a time of 10.68 (21.57 in 200). Fournette and the Purple Knights also took first in the 4 X 200 relay and second in the 4 X 100. His younger brother, 2015 RB Lanard Fournette, ran a leg on the 4 X 100.
In additional Region III track results, it's on to state for the East Jefferson 4 X 400 relay team, anchored by 2015 CB Deshawn Raymond. The home track proved a welcome surface for Raymond, who turned in a 49-second split. Earlier in the day (Thurs.), the 6-1 sophomore received offer No. 1 from Houston WRs coach Brandon Middleton.
Lagniappe notes from the Region III meet: Archbishop Shaw 2013 WR Kent Shelby, a McNeese St. football signee, qualified for state in the triple jump and 110-meter hurdles. Four-star WR Speedy Noil (Karr) was second in the long jump, while O.P. Walker DB Anthony Milton was second in the high jump. Tulane signees Eldrick Washington (DE, Helen Cox) and Quinlan Carroll (LB, Belle Chasse) qualified for state in the shot put and javelin, respectively.
At the Class 5A Region III meet, New Iberia 2013 MLB Dre Fusilier and Destrehan 2014 OLB Rae Juan Marbley finished one-two in the shot put. Fusilier has been planning to walk-on at Grambling State, but he's on the verge of landing a full ride offer from Bethel College, an NAIA school in Kansas. West Jefferson WR Devin Scott, a Cajuns' signee, was named track MVP after sweeping the 100, 200, 400 and the long jump.
John Curtis Christian coasted to first-place in the Class 2A Regional III meet, held in Covington. The Patriots rolled up 225 points, more than doubling the output of second-place St. Thomas Aquinas. As usual, four-star WR Malachi Dupre shined in the field events, winning all three jumps. Anthony Taylor, a 2013 Tulane track and field signee, outmuscled the competition in the shot and discus. Teammates Eric Thomas (Tulane LB signee) and Duke Riley (LSU LB signee) were second behind Taylor in the shot and discus, respectively. Riley also qualified for state in the 110-meter hurdles and as a member of the Patriots 4 X 100 relay team.
ULM DL signee David Elias (Dutchtown) captured first in the shot at the 5A Region II meet with a throw of 55-11. University Lab OL Garrett Brumfield, who committed to LSU last weekend, was second. East Ascension three-star RB Sione Palelei was first in the 100 meters, while Catholic-BR 2015 RB Derrius Guice was third in both the 100 and 200. Guice was offered by LSU last Saturday.
West Feliciana 2015 WR Jazz Ferguson won the long jump at the 3A Region II meet in Lafayette. With 83 points, the Saints were awarded the team trophy ahead of Erath (70).
John Curtis 2014 LB Kenny Young, a four-star prospect, committed to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Young is the country's ninth-ranked MLB. He's been ranked as high as No. 8.
Four-star WR Cameron Sims (Ouachita) visited Oklahoma State last weekend. The 6-4, 215-pound Sims ranks No. 13 among all receivers.
John Curtis 2014 safety Mattrell McGraw moved up to No. 29 nationally at his position (previously No. 37).
Texas pledge Jermaine Roberts (St. Augustine) slipped a few spots from No. 38 to No. 41 (among cornerbacks).
Westgate three-star DE Tae Thibodeaux, who picked up his first offer this week from Tulane, bettered his position ranking by two spots (from No. 42 to No. 40).
Patterson 2016 WR Mykel Jones made his way to Florida State this week during a spring break trip to the Sunshine State. The Noles could offer soon, according to Edward Jones (Mykel's father), who spoke with WRs coach Lawrence Dawsey.
St. Augustine 2014 DB Blaise Brown holds football offers from Tulane and Louisiana Tech, and a baseball offer from Alcorn State. Brown, who collected five sacks in the Purple Knights' 2012 second-round playoff win over St. Thomas More, is expected to get several more baseball offers. He batted .545 this spring and stole 39 bases in 40 attempts. He visited Georgia Tech earlier this month with 2015 WR Stanley Morgan and 2014 WR Marlon Watts.
East Feliciana 2014 RB/LB Kameron McKnight reported offers from Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Tulane, Houston and Louisiana Tech. McKnight is leaning towards staying close to home for college. He averaged more than 40 yards per catch last fall.
South Beauregard 2014 RB Joe Ledet says he committed to play in the Offense-Defense All-America Bowl. Ledet could see action on offense and/or defense (LB/S) in college.
Southern Miss is monitoring the progress of Comeaux 2015 WR/DB Hunter Register, who has ideal height at 6-4. Register will continue to add muscle to his frame, which currently holds 180 lbs.
The Texas Longhorns could be offer No. 3 for Many 2015 offensive tackle Garrett Thomas, whose first two came from Michigan and Auburn.
Louisiana Tech landed a verbal from Parkway WR Brodrick Jefferson, who could be three-star QB Brandon Harris' top target this fall.
Lusher WR Keyan Williams has double-digit offers, HornedFrogBlitz.com managing editor Jeremy Clark reports.
John Curtis 2015 QB Abby Touzet hoisted 405 lbs. (bench press) at the Patriots' lift-a-thon. A 6-2, 220-pounder, Touzet was the starter for much of his freshman season after Patrick Morton was injured.
SMU might sign Patterson 2013 three-star TE Deondre Skinner, who originally signed with Houston. Skinner is expected to visit the Mustangs soon.
Rayne RB Jalen Williams could be a late addition to the 2013 class at previously mentioned Bethel College in Kansas. This week, Bethel hired offensive coordinator A.J. Smith, a Louisiana native who served a stint as OC at West Saint Mary HS. Smith was working with the Cajuns until he was hired by the NAIA program.