Louisiana Notebook

Warren Easton four-star junior Tyron Johnson, the state's top-ranked wide receiver, was one of two Louisiana prospects to get a Michigan offer this week...


    Michigan offered Tyron Johnson and Willie Allen. The nation's eighth-ranked wide-out, Johnson is part of an amazing junior class at Warren Easton. Texas A&M has been his reported favorite for some time, although he warmed up to LSU after attending junior day in Baton Rouge last week.

    Allen is a four-star 2016 offensive tackle from John Curtis Christian. The 6-foot-7, 270-pounder paved the way for the Patriots to rush for 270-plus yards per game in 2013. He also plays basketball for Curtis, which is 18-5 on the year. He and Malachi Dupre, a five-star wide receiver and LSU football signee, team up to make a formidable inside duo on the hardwood.

    Warren Easton is also home to LB Arthur McGinnis, who reported recent offers from Texas Tech and Ole Miss. McGinnis is expected to attend junior day at Texas A&M next month. It's possible that he'll be at Texas' junior day this weekend. The Longhorns are also looking at Warren Easton three-star athlete Deshawn Capers-Smith, according to Texas recruiting expert Kevin Flaherty.

    It seems like Jozie Milton has been pulling in a new offer every day. The three-star defensive tackle from Silliman Institute (Clinton, LA), which competes in a Mississippi private school league, got his most recent offer from South Carolina. Texas Tech also offered this week.

    Archbishop Rummel 2016 CB Kristian Fulton received five offers over the past five days with LSU, UCLA, Florida, Tennessee and Ole Miss all joining in. Following LSU junior day, Fulton said he's considering a December commitment.

    Notre Dame has been active in the Boot State. Holy Cross WR Michael Chigbu and Destrehan RB Kirk Merritt both received offers from the Irish this month. Neither attended LSU junior day. Will either or both head out of state?

    Arkansas is the latest offer for Many three-star offensive tackle Garrett Thomas, who propelled the Tigers to a runner-up finish (to Kinder) in Class 2A.

    Louisiana Tech was first to offer Parkway 2015 offensive lineman Kameron Eloph.


    The Tigers gained four new commitments following junior day last week. Edna Karr three-star defensive end Isaiah Washington and Donaldsonville four-star wide receiver Stephen Sullivan both announced on Saturday. Lakeshore running back David Ducre, who could play a number of positions in Baton Rouge, was next, followed by West Feliciana four-star WR Jazz Ferguson.

    The future looks bright for the Tigers' offense with tall targets such as Ferguson (6-5) and Sullivan (6-6) joining forces with the aforementioned Dupre. Don't forget that LSU owns a pledge from 2017 RB/LB Dylan Moses.


    The biggest news at the event involved the running backs, as four-star Derrius Guice from Catholic-Baton Rouge was upstaged by an eighth-grader from John Curtis Christian for both RB MVP and the coach's award.

    Terrell Chatman (Central) was awarded wide receiver MVP over Rickey Preston from Hahnville. Chatman has incredible hops. Preston may not have the athleticism of Chatman, but there's no question that he's a well-rounded player. Preston's junior film reveals a menacing and effective blocker on run plays.

    East Jefferson CB Deshawn Raymond was able to neutralize every receiver at the event en route to earning DB MVP over four-star safety Kevin Henry (LSU commit).

    There was another big surprise at the quarterback position, with Saint Paul's 2016 signal-caller Kenny Sears getting MVP ahead of Jason Pellerin (Catholic-New Iberia) and Lindsey Scott (Zachary). Sears was a backup last fall.


    Newman RB Kendall Bussey, a Nebraska commit, is now rated three stars. Bussey was originally a Tulane pledge. The Newman offense should be highly effective next season with Bussey and QB Jabiari Tyler both returning. The Greenies are motivated after getting upset in the first round of the 2013 playoffs by Opelousas Catholic.

    The best player in Louisiana without an offer could be Parkway athlete William McKnight. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound McKnight (aka "Boo") was named team MVP for the 5A championship game. He's an all-purpose weapon who scored from long distances on rushes, receptions and returns.

    Another sleeper to watch is Comeaux junior safety/receiver Hunter Register, a 6-foot-4 stud who also excels in hoops. His older brother is making an impact as a true frosh with the Ragin' Cajuns' basketball team.

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