Several big name recruits were also in the house. Louisiana Tech showed off the new video board to over 19,000 fans and the visiting recruits got an upclose view.
Seth Ancar made the trip from Port Sulphur just one day after he and his South Plaquemines teammates took care of Helen Cox. "Everything went well at the game," said Ancar. "I liked it. Coach Dooley said they really want me because I can do so many things on defense." Ancar has had a Tech offer for a long time and is likely the top linebacker on their list.
D'Anthony Smith was in fine form for the Bulldogs and Tech had some big name defensive tackles on hand to see Smith in action. Byran Jones, LaCraig Brown, and Pat McNeil are three of the top defensive tackles in the South.
McNeil, from Mobile, AL, said he has offers from Louisiana Tech, Louisville, New Mexico, Duke, and ULM. "It went great," said McNeil. "Tech played well and made a lot of big plays on both sides of the ball."
What does McNeil think about Louisiana Tech? "It would be a good fit," he explained. "Tech is a great place and come and just hit your books and play football." McNeil had a chance to talk to Mobile natives Adrien Cole and Solomon Randle. He said he knew them already and was glad to see them contributing so much early in their careers.
Byran Jones studied D'Anthony Smith. Both player are from smaller schools. Smith has shown that you can come from a small school and become a top NFL prospect at defensive tackle for Louisiana Tech. Jones lives just 30 minutes up the road from Ruston. Jones has offers from several schools including Tech, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Ole Miss.
LaCraig Brown came over from Monroe, LA. Brown said he and his Richwood teammates were coming off of a tough loss to West Monroe. Brown recently committed to Arkansas, but he was wearing Louisiana Tech blue at the game. "Everything went great," said Brown. "I loved it." LaCraig was in Ruston for camp this summer.
Justin Evans, an All-State defensive end from Haynesville, hung out with his friend Charcandrick West. Springhill and Haynesville played in week one this season and the two rivals got along great. Evans, a 6'4" 225 pound end, is the younger brother of eight year NFL veteran and current San Fransisco 49er Demetric Evans. Demetric is 6'4" 275 and you can imagine the younger Evans will add more muscle to his frame. Justin said he has an offer from Northwestern State and he believes Louisiana Tech and ULM are close.
Other top recruits at the game were Thomas Bridgewater, a wide receiver from Evangel, and Dillon Day, an offensive lineman from West Monroe. Bridgewater has a Tech offer and Day has an offer from ULM.
Seth Ancar's Rings