Hebert Generating Interest

Catholic-NI is poised a for big season this fall. The Panthers have an all-star coaching staff, led by second-year head coach Keith Menard, and the New Iberia program will also benefit from dropping down to Class 2A. The best player on the squad is OL/DL Drew Hebert, who is drawing plenty of looks from college recruiters.

"I'm getting the most letters from Tulane," said Drew Hebert. "Coach Doug (Lichtenberger), the Tulane recruiting coordinator, came by the school a couple days ago and Southeastern was here the previous day. Louisiana Tech also has been here.

"Coach (Jeremy) Atwell, the defensive coordinator at Nicholls State, said I should get an offer from them in the next few weeks. He likes the way I play defense."

Hebert is a versatile player on the interior for Catholic High.

"I line up anywhere from nose guard to defensive tackle to defensive end," he said. "I like defense the best. In college, I'd like to do anything that has to do with defense. Some people are looking at me on offense as a center. I actually play tackle for our offense.

"I'm 6-foot-1, 240 pounds, and I had 70 tackles last year, along with 14 or 15 tackles for loss. I also had eight sacks.

"In the weight room, I bench press 315 pounds, squat 465 and power clean 260. I run a 5.0 in the 40-yard dash."

Tulane has established somewhat of a pipeline at Catholic, having signed Panthers (QB Taylor Bullock and WR Devin Boutte) in back-to-back years, and that appeals to Hebert.

"I really like Tulane," he said. "I'm going to camp there this summer where they'll evaluate me."

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