Defensive Back Has Cajuns On List

The Cajun football staff has had some success recently recruiting McDonogh #35 football athletes from New Orleans. Anthony Balancier is the latest athlete to draw attention from Louisiana in the 2010 class.

Like many high school football athletes, Anthony Balancier attended the Scout.Com./ Fox Sports New Orleans Combine in April. The 6-1, 195-pound athlete faced some of the top wide receivers in one-on-one drills at the combine, so it's not a surprise that he is receiving interest from some very good college football programs.

"Yes sir, I've received letters from Alabama, Texas A&M, LSU, Auburn, UL, Tulane, Minnesota and a few others," Anthony stated. "Alabama came by school this week and watched some film with me. Interest is definitely starting to pick-up as several other schools like UL and Minnesota have contacted me about attending their camps."

Balancier is focused on attending his next combine and scheduling football camps for the summer.

"I'm headed to the Nike Combine in Houston this month," said Balancier. "They always have some of the top athletes from Texas and the region attends that combine, I'm looking forward to facing up against some of those athletes."

Anthony may have a position change in store for his future if he continues to get larger.

"Well I'm around 195-pounds right now, so some of the coaches have talked about safety or weak side linebacker," stated Anthony. "I don't know who much larger I will grow, but I still ran a 4.55 at the New Orleans combine, I'm not losing any speed right now."

So what Balancier's interest in Louisiana and the Cajun football program?

"I've spoken to Derrick Dean and Jewell Ratliff about their program," Balancier said. "They both had some very good things to say about the UL program, so I'm going to go up to Lafayette for the prospect camp on June 7th. I've spoken to one of the coaches and I want to see what the program has to offer its student athletes."

Anthony Balancier will be taken his first ACT in June and currently maintains a 3.1 GPA.

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