'13 Intro: Dutchtown WR Shelby Christy

Louisiana's '13 class has quite a few budding superstars, such as Dutchtown WR Shelby Christy. Read further to learn more about the 6-foot-3, 175-pound sophomore.

Dutchtown blitzed through the 2010 regular season with a perfect 10-0 record and -- in the process -- captured the No. 1 seed in Louisiana's 5A classification. The Griffins, led by the senior tandem of Effrem Reed and Leon Blouin, went on to win two playoff games before dropping a decision to Westgate in the quarterfinals.

Next year, Dutchtown expects to have another outstanding year, thanks to the return of players such as blue-chip junior safety Landon Collins and sophomore wide receiver Shelby Christy.

"I had around 300 receiving yards on about 20 catches," said Christy (6-foot-3, 175, 4.5). "I expect to do a lot for my team next season - at least 800 yards receiving."

Christy is already an elite track & field performer, who qualified for the 5A state meet as a freshman in the triple jump. Moreover, he recently captured the state title in the indoor long jump.

"My PR in the triple jump is 46 feet and in the long jump, it's 22-6," said Christy. "My vertical is 35 or 36 inches. I used to play basketball, but now I'm just focusing on football and track. We've had three outdoor meets so far and I've set a new PR every week in the long jump."

Not surprisingly, Christy is already getting mail from several schools.

"I'm hearing from Arkansas, Oregon State, Notre Dame, Colorado, Duke, Tulsa, and Louisiana Tech," he said. "My favorite schools are the SEC schools: LSU, Arkansas, Alabama, and I also like Ohio State. I like Ohio State's tradition. They're never bad; they always have a good team."

Last year, Christy played with arguably the most underrated senior in the state (Effrem Reed), as well as possibly the best 2012 prospect in the state (Landon Collins).

"It was fun playing with Effrem," said Christy. "He kept it real with me. He would tell me what I was doing right and what I did wrong. I knew I would get feedback from him.

"Landon is very humble. He's not cocky at all, and he keeps everything (accolades) to himself."


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