Oshea Dugas's junior season was cut short by an injury, so a number of college football programs didn't have the senior at the top of their board. After strong performances in summer camps against quality defensive linemen like Kaplan's Jalen Bates and strong play in his first three games of the 2014 season, Dugas is beginning to show why he is one of the top uncommitted high school recruits in Louisiana.
Dugas raised a few eyebrows with his play in the Vikings 13-10 win over power program Evangel's defensive front, including super underclassmen prospect DE Nick So'ot (6'3,265). Oshea talked about the teams win with us Wednesday night.
"It was great to get that first win against Evangel after our first two games," Dugas stated. "I just wanted to go out and play well to help my team win, we played our best game of the season up to this point and it helps us build our confidence level going into the game against St. Martinville this week. But, as good as the game was we talked about putting it behind us Monday and focus on playing a rival in our district. It was great to get that win and play well, but that game is behind us now."
Oshea Dugas is not just a good football player, but he is also a very good student in the classroom and has scored a 20 on his first ACT test. Northside High head coach Trev Faulk stated that Oshea also exemplifies the type of character he wants to see from his student athletes.
"You know I've been blessed to have student athletes like Ethan Rose and Oshea Dugas since I've arrived at Northside," Faulk stated. "Oshea Dugas doesn't just play football well, but he is an outstanding student and is a great character kid. I don't have to worry about him taking care of business in the classroom, or about what he is doing after school."
Dugas spoke to us about the importance of academics to him and attaining a quality education.
"Education is first with me over football and athletics," Oshea said. Graduating from high school and earning a college degree are priority for me because playing football will only last so long. Getting a college degree is important for your future beyond playing football."
Oshea Dugas has attending several football camps and game at UL in Lafayette, but he has plans to visit games at other college campuses this fall as well."
"Yes sir, I plan to attend games at Southern Miss and LSU soon," Dugas mentioned. "I'm also looking at attending a game at Mississippi State in Starkville and maybe going to Tulane and watching them play in their new stadium. Those are the ones I'm thinking about right now."