Local Lineman Making The Grade

Andre Huval, the big offensive lineman from St. Thomas More High, has been busy this spring attending junior days and combines. The 6-foot-2, 303-pound offensive guard shares his experiences with the Cajun Redzone.

Andre Huval has attended several junior days recently and the Scout.com/Fox Sports Combine in New Orleans on April 5th, raising eyebrows with his performance.

"I went to into the camp knowing that I would face some of the top athletes in the region," Huval said. "I performed well against guys like Risean Broussard, Calvin Ursin and Anthony Johnson in the one-on-one drills. It was a good opportunity to showcase my ability against some of the best college football prospects.

Andre Huval did more then just impress onlookers; he was named one of the Top Five Offensive performers at the combine and the All Combine Team as well.

"I know that some questioned my size and hands before the one-on-one drills," Andre stated "I think my performance showed that I have the strength and hands to compete at the next level."

Huval is returning for his senior season, after being named First Team 5A All-State in 2008. Andre is already receiving attention from his share of college football programs this spring.

"Besides UL, I'm receiving interest from Mississippi State, Rice, Tulane, Tulsa and Missouri," said Huval. "Arkansas has also gotten in the mix this past month and a few Ivy League schools as well."

Andre Huval has attended junior days at LSU and UL on April4th; what did he think of the Cajun program and spring game?

"I'm familiar with UL's football program living here in Lafayette," Andre stated. "We have some guys in the Cajun program like Fisher, Tatford, Fleming and Kelley that have played at St. Thomas More. I speak with Fisher and Tatford about playing on the line in the Cajun program, both of them have said good things. I really didn't get the chance to speak to Coach Hudson at the spring game; most of my time was spent with the recruiting coordinator Troy Wingerter walking around before the spring game."

Andre Huval has two other important things going for him other than his apparent skill as an offensive lineman. He took the ACT in February and scored a 25. He also carries a 3.3 GPA, which opens all kinds of avenues as a recruit.

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