Louisiana Top 30 Update

Prior to the May evaluation period, Tiger Rag released its Top 30 prospects in the Bayou State for 2006. Over the past couple of months we have evaluated more film and scouted more players at camps and combines so it is time to update the rankings.

Below is the July/August version of Louisiana's Top 30 prospects with their previous ranking in parenthesis.

*-Denotes scholarship offer

1. (1) Jai Eugene CB 6-1, 185, 4.35 Destrehan
Colleges: *LSU, *Tennessee, *Miami, *Georgia, *Florida, *Oklahoma, *USC, *Nebraska, *Oregon
Skinny: Nation's No. 1 cornerback says he is wide open but also says someone is going to have to steal him away from the Tigers.

2. (2) Al Woods DE/DT 6-4, 327, 5.1 Elton
Colleges: Committed to LSU
Skinny: Woods is the fifth rated tackle in the country and a solid pledge to LSU.

3. (5) Charles Scott RB 6-0, 225, 4.5 Jonesboro-Hodge
Colleges: *LSU leads *Oklahoma, *USC, *Alabama
Skinny: Look for Scott to commit to the Tigers. It's only a matter of time.

4. (6) Richard Murphy RB 6-1, 197, 4.5 Rayville
Colleges: *LSU leads *Ole Miss, *Florida, *Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas
Skinny: LSU will likely get his pledge before the start of the 2005 campaign.

5. (3) Ricky Dixon WR 6-3, 206, 4.5 Reserve-East St. John
Colleges: *LSU and *Florida lead *FSU, *Texas, *UCLA, *Miss. St., *Tennessee
Skinny: Ryan Perrilloux will pull Dixon to Baton Rouge if he gets his grades in order.

6. (4) Chaz Washington DT 6-3, 288, 5.1 Destrehan
Colleges: *Oklahoma leads LSU, *USC, *UCLA, *Ole Miss, *FSU, *Miami, *Auburn
Skinny: If LSU offers for the defensive side of the ball look for Washington to choose LSU.

7. (14) Kentrell Lockett DE 6-4 ½, 230, 4.8 Hahnville

Colleges: *Ole Miss, *Miss St., *UCLA, *West Virginia, *Arkansas, *Texas Tech and LSU are all even
Skinny: Lockett blew away the competition at the Tulane combine with his athleticism and quickness. If Les Miles thinks he can play linebacker then look for Lockett to get offered and choose LSU. Otherwise, he will likely head out-of-state.

8. (7) Shomari Clemmons S/LB 6-2, 205, 4.6 West Monroe
Colleges: *LSU leads Ark, *Ole Miss, *Florida, Tennessee, *Southern Miss
Skinny: Clemmons was close to committing to the Tigers but now wants to look around some more. Academics may force him to go the juco route but Les Miles has reportedly told him he will take that chance.

9. (9) Jacob Cutrera LB 6-4, 225, 4.5 Scott-Acadiana
Colleges: Committed to LSU
Skinny: Cutrera has been working on getting stronger over the summer and that will make him a much more complete player. His superb quickness and athleticism makes him very hard to block.

10. (13) Lazarius Livingston DE 6-3, 252, 4.8 Ruston
Colleges: Committed to LSU
Skinny: Livingston would be rated the No. 1 defensive end in the state ahead of Kentrell Lockett if not for his knee injury. He said the knee is close to 100 percent and with a big senior year he will definitely move up the charts.

11. (10) Chris Brown RB 5-10, 195, 4.4 Alexandria
Colleges: *Oklahoma, *Alabama, *Miss St., *Arkansas, *Southern Miss, *TCU, LSU
Skinny: The Tigers are not showing Brown much love because there may not be room for three running backs unless Alley Broussard goes pro. By the time Broussard decides it will likely be too late.

12. (17) Chris Mitchell WR 6-1, 195, 4.4 Marrero-John Ehret
Colleges: Miami leads *LSU, *Ole Miss, *Texas Tech, UCLA, Florida, *San Diego State
Skinny: Mitchell strutted his stuff at the Tulane combine and not long after LSU offered. The Tigers like him a lot but he may opt to leave the state.

13. (11) Troy Giddens S/LB 6-0, 205, 4.4 Hammond
Colleges: *Ole Miss, *Nebraska, *UCLA, LSU, Auburn, Tennessee, Texas A&M
Skinny: If the Tigers feel that Giddens can play linebacker at the next level then he may get an offer. The only problem is it may be too late to get in on him.

14. (19) Jarred Mitchell ATH 6-1, 190, 4.4 New Iberia-Westgate
Colleges: *LSU, *Ole Miss, *Stanford, *Tulane, Alabama, and Arkansas are all even
Skinny: Mitchell will likely commit to LSU but will never step foot on campus due to pro baseball.

15. (8) Jonathan Hollins DE 6-4, 240, 4.7 Baton Rouge-Redemptorist
Colleges: Georgia leads LSU, *Ole Miss, Miami, *Texas Tech, *Southern Miss
Skinny: Hollins dropped a bit because of the uncertainty of where he will play at the next level. Does he have the speed to play linebacker? Does he have the size to play defensive end?

16. (12) Dan Kreamer S 6-1, 195, 4.5 Shreveport-Evangel
Colleges: LSU slightly leads Alabama, *Miss St., *Tulsa, *Northwestern, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Texas Tech
Skinny: Kreamer is a big hitter that may not get the attention he deserves due to playing quarterback in 2005. If coaches do get to see him play safety then his offer list will grow considerably.

17. (16) Jarrod Shaw DT 6-5, 310, 5.0 Lafayette-Northside
Colleges: *UCLA, *Tennessee, LSU, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, USC and Florida are all even
Skinny: Some coaches like Shaw on the offensive line but his heart is on defense. If he performs well at LSU's camp in July then he could earn an offer which he would likely cash in on at some point.

18. (27) Daverin Geralds OL 6-3, 285, 5.1 Baton Rouge-Scotlandville Magnet
Colleges: *LSU and Tennessee lead *Ole Miss, *Duke, Oklahoma, Tennessee, UCLA, Florida
Skinny: When it is all said and done look for Geralds to stay close to home and play for the Tigers.

19. (NR) Zhamal Thomas OL 6-4, 335, 5.3 New Iberia
Colleges: *LSU leads *Arkansas, *Clemson, *Miss. St., *Florida, *Oklahoma, Texas A&M
Skinny: Thomas was very impressive at Les Miles' camp in June and the coaches fell in love with him. Academics is his biggest hurdle but Miles would love to place him at a junior college as a last resort.

20. (15) Brian Duncan LB 6-2, 230, 4.8 Baton Rouge-Tara
Colleges: *Texas Tech leads *Baylor, *New Mexico State, LSU, Nebraska and Alabama are all even
Skinny: Duncan is real high on Texas Tech and could pull the trigger before the end of summer.

21. 22. (22) Moncell Allen RB 5-9, 211, 4.6 Chalmette-Holy Cross
Colleges: *Ole Miss leads LSU, *USC, *Nebraska, *Ohio State, *UCLA, *Tennessee
Skinny: Allen loves USC but the Trojans have not given him an offer in writing.

22. (21) David Boyce DE 6-7, 240, 4.7 Covington-St. Paul's
Colleges: Ole Miss leads LSU, Florida,, Georgia, Tennessee
Skinny: Coaches are waiting to see if Boyce can add some weight to his frame. His brother plays at Ole Miss and he will likely join him in Oxford.

23. (20) Kendrick Lewis ATH 6-0, 175, 4.5 New Orleans-O. Perry Walker
Colleges: Committed to Ole Miss
Skinny: Since committing to Ole Miss in February Lewis has remained solid with his pledge.

24. (NR) Will Coppage WR 6-2, 175, 4.4 Alexandria
Colleges: *Texas A&M, LSU, Southern Miss, Arkansas, Alabama, Miss. St.
Skinny: Coppage has speed, speed and more speed. He may have as big of an upside as any player outside of the top 10 due to the fact that last year was his first at playing football on the prep level.

25. (NR) Josh Lavalais OL 6-5, 265, 5.4 Marksville
Colleges: LSU leads Auburn, Indiana, Miss. St., Ole Miss, Memphis
Skinny: Coaches want to see Lavalais improve his work ethic but when he goes 100 percent he can be as good as any offensive lineman in the state.

26. (23) D'Anthony Smith DT 6-3, 312, 5.2 Pickering
Colleges: LSU leads Tennessee, Auburn, Ole Miss, Florida, Arkansas, Alabama, Southern Miss
Skinny: Recruiting has been kind of slow for Smith but it will pick up once coaches see him in action in person.

27. (NR) Bernardo Henry ATH 5-11, 175, 4.4 Leesville
Colleges: *Arkansas leads LSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Miss. St.
Skinny: This kid has a ton of athleticism and could play a number of positions. The LSU coaches are high on him but want to evaluate him a little more closely.

28. (NR) Andrew Calantone QB 6-3, 219, 4.8 Shreveport-Captain Shreve
Colleges: Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State are all even
Skinny: In a spread offense Calantone could put up some big numbers.

29. (18) Doug Stroud OT 6-7, 330, 5.3 Shreveport-Evangel
Colleges: Alabama and Ole Miss lead Tennessee, Auburn, LSU, UCLA, Stanford
Skinny: The offers will start coming Stroud's way soon. LSU has not shown him much attention and it may already be too late for the Tigers to get into the mix.

30. (29) Terrance Issac RB 5-8, 180, 4.4 Hahnville
Colleges: LSU and Ole lead So Miss, Tulane, Aub, Fla, FSU, Tenn, Ark
Skinny: Issac is as exciting as they come but can he overcome the size stigma?

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