All State LB Likes The Cajuns

The Cajuns are looking to fill scholarships on the defensive side of the ball and have drawn the interest of an all-state athlete out of New Orleans

The latest defensive athlete to take a hard look at the Cajuns is McDonogh All-State LB Jewel Ratliff. The 6-1,220-pound senior had 91 tackles and 5 sacks as a junior and ran a 4.7 at the Cajun football camp this past summer. Ratliff has not disappointed this past season, as he was recently named 10-4A All-District this past week. Jewel Ratliff spoke to the Cajun RedZone this week about his interest in the Cajun program.

"I've been up to UL several times and have enjoyed it, said Jewell." "I went up there during the summer for camp with my teammate Kyle White and then we I visited with him for the UTEP game."

What has the coaching staff told Jewell Ratliff about his play?

"They like my speed and the fact that I make plays from sideline to sideline, Ratliff said." "UL moves their Lab's around on defense and I'm comfortable playing in that kind of system."

Would playing along side Kyle White and Derrick Dean persuade Jewel Ratliff to become a Ragin'Cajun?

"Yea, that would be cool playing together again, said Jewel." "But I'm sure Kyle and I are going to make our own decisions about which program we sign with."

Which programs have been recruiting you the hardest right now?

"Mostly state schools like UL, ULM, Louisiana Tech and a few others, Ratliff said." "I'm really starting to get more interest recently."

What programs have offered Jewel Ratliff?

"I waiting on my ACT, so most of them have not offered me yet, Jewell stated." "Most of them, including the Cajuns said that they are waiting on my test scores and transcripts."

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