Javantay Crowe, from across the street at Ruston High School, is a heavy hitter at safety. In the same mold as current Bulldogs Antonio Baker and Tarrence Calais, Crowe will be a fierce competitor in the defensive backfield. The last Bearcat to patrol the back seven for Tech was Jeremy Hamilton. Crowe has the potential to make an even bigger impact as a Bulldog.
Cassetti Brown is one of the fastest players in Louisiana. The Leesville safety ran sub 4.4 in the forty yard dash at camps at both Tech and Tulsa. Brown will most likely move over to corner at Tech. He has the height and speed to be an all league player. C.J. Broades, from Texarkana, TX chose Tech over UNT. Broades will add quality depth to the safety position.
Olajuwan Paige chose Tech over UAB. The 5'10" South Carolina native spent the last two years playing for Georgia Military College. Paige will add veteran depth to a cornerback unit that returns just three scholarship players in Terry Carter, Josh Victorian, and Darrius Terry.
Chad Boyd has a chance to start at corner as a true freshman. The Shaw standout chose Tech over Tulane and Tulsa. Christian Lacey from Shaw signed with Louisiana Tech in 2008.
Rufus Porter might be the highest touted player in the class. The Destrehan linebacker flashed some serious speed in the dome when he returned an interception 98 yards for a touchdown. Porter could see action as a safety in certain situations. Look for Porter to find his way on the field very early in 2009.