This year, Capitol must press on without the services of quarterback Terrance Broadway (Houston) and running back Frankie Jackson (Arkansas State), but don't feel sorry for the Baton Rouge program, because plenty of talent will be back on the field in 2010.
Coach Chad Germany will look to a trio of seniors for leadership this fall. Offensive lineman Corey White (LSU commit), transfer wide receiver Nyle Johnson (from University Lab), and hard-hitting safety Fredrick Wilson will set the pace for the Lions.
"We plan to do very well," said Wilson (6-foot-0, 195, 4.6). "All of our offensive linemen and defensive linemen return and they say that's where you win games at - up front.
"We have a new QB, Devin Stampley, and the rest of the skill position players will need to step up. Nyle (who has multiple offers) coming in - that will help us."
"Tech is a good school," he said. "Their recruiter came during the spring and watched us. He told me that I needed to make good grades in some classes this summer and I did that. They seem serious about recruiting me and I think they're going to be watching me this season to see what I do on the field."
Johnson, in the mold of a Chad Boyd-type player, effortlessly moves from strong safety to free safety.