St. Julien Looking for Big Season

Acadiana High WR/CB D.J. St. Julien plays in a veer offense, but opposing staffs know that he is a difference maker with 4.4 speed. St. Julien is looking forward to the opening game of the 2008 season and his recruitment.

Most observers of local high school football know that Acadiana High runs the veer offense. For a WR, there are very few opportunities to show off your skills in that offense. But senior D.J St. Julien (6-1,180) knows that he will get a few opportunities to show he can catch the ball and show off his speed.

"We don't throw the ball a lot, but there are some sets that we will throw the ball down the field, said St. Julien." "You will see some of that this season and I will have a chance to catch some balls and make plays."

Acadiana has been a very good program in the Lafayette area for some time, making it into the State 5A Championship game in 2007. What does it mean for St.Julien to be part of such a successful high school football program?

"It's been great, we have a lot of confidence in each other and our coaches, D.J. stated." "We've been together now for four years, played in the playoffs and a state championship game."

D.J. St. Julien attended several football camps this summer in the hopes of raising interest in his abilities on the football field.

"I attended football camps at LSU and the Tulane camp at St. Thomas More High this summer. I didn't make it to the Cajun prospect camp, but we did participate in the high school 7-on-7 camp that week."

What is the interest from UL and what have the coaches told D.J.?

"Coach Fouquier talked to both Louis Hollier and I, during the spring and the 7-on-7 camp. He liked what I did at the passing camp and told me that he will continue to follow me during the season."

While the Cajuns are still interested, several other programs have now expressed interest in the fleet wide receiver.
"Ole Miss and UCONN have contacted me recently. Both have stated that they are interested. My counselor is sending my transcripts to UCONN this coming week, so things are starting to pick up."

D.J. St. Julien has some work to do on the ACT, scoring a 15 on his first test. He completed his junior year with a 2.7 GPA.

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