Prospect Roundup

John Williams and T-Bob Hebert both suffered injuries while Joe McKnight had another huge outing. Check to see how some of the top prospects on LSU's board fared over the weekend along with a look ahead to 2008 and 2009.

LSU Prospects

5-star running back Joe McKnight took his game to another level last Friday as John Curtis defeated the No. 1 ranked high school team in the country, Hoover (Ala.), 28-14. McKnight carried the ball 5 times for 70 yards, caught 3 passes for 134 yards and 2 TDs, and preserved the win with an interception late in the fourth quarter. His first score covered 80 yards and the second was from 54 yards.


Breaux Bridge's John Williams left the game against St. Thomas More with what was believed to be a sprained knee. He got off to a blazing start by returning the opening kickoff 99 yards for a score only to have it nullified by penalty. STM's Lance Kelly, who is being recruited by LSU as a safety, helped fill the void for the injured Mikie Mahtook at quarterback. Kelly lined up under center and at receiver, and had a hand in all three of the Cougars' scores. He tossed a 13-yard scoring pass to sophomore wide out Jordan James, scored on a 57-yard run, and caught a 35-yard TD pass in the 21-13 win.



T-Bob Hebert suffered a separated shoulder on Friday and will be out for at least the next week and beyond that the future is uncertain according to Greater Atlanta Christian's head coach Jimmy Chupp.


4-star safety Chad Jones intercepted a pair of passes and returned one of them all the way for a 58-yard TD in Southern Lab's 28-0 win over University High. Jones also hauled in a 16-yard TD pass.


4-star QB Jarrett Lee and his Brenham (4-1) squad rolled to a 44-0 win but it did so in unusual fashion. Rather than ride the right arm of Lee, Brenham (Texas) rushed for 370 yards and did not attempt many passes. On the night, Lee completed 8-of-17 for 97 yards with a pair of TD strikes covering 7 and 8 yards. For the season, Lee is 71-of-124 for 952 yards with 16 TDs and 3 INTs.



Sam Proctor, who is being recruited as a safety, ran 9 times for 76 yards and passed for 65 yards from his QB spot but Pearland (Texas) lost for the first time this season to drop to 4-1. The 3-star prospect was kept out of the end zone for the first game this year and his season totals are now 74 carries for 602 yards and 9 TDs, to go with his 13-of-21 passing for 121 yards.


5-star WR Ron Brooks did his damage from his QB spot in leading Irving (Texas) MacArthur to a 38-32 overtime win. Brooks scored the game winner on a 12-yard scamper and he also had a 93-yard TD run with 4:13 left in regulation.


Shawnbrey McNeal helped Dallas (Texas) Madison stay unbeaten (4-0) behind his 102-yard performance on 19 carries. The 3-star running back scored from 4-yards out to help preserve the victory.


4-star cornerback Brandon Paul had missed most of the season with an ankle injury but he was back in the lineup for Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln just in time to enjoy a 49-7 win. Paul showed his tremendous speed by returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown only second into the game.


LSU commit DeAngelo Benton had 3 catches for 40 yards that included a 2-yard TD grab in Bastrop's 46-14 win over Ruston.'s No. 1 rated running back Noel Devine did not play in North Fort Myers (Fla.) game on Friday as he was suspended. The 5-star phenom is expected to play next Friday. LSU is not listed as one of Devine's schools of interest in the database but Devine says that he will take an official visit to LSU.



LSU commit Josh Jasper nailed a 47-yard field goal to push his career total to 38 and to bring him within one field goal of tying the state record for career field goals. Jasper also nailed all 5 of his extra points to bring his season totals to 30-of-30 on PATs and 6-of-8 on field goals.


UMS-Wright (Ala.) wide receiver Brandon Gibson had 5 catches for 77 yards including a 31-yard grab that he took to the house for a touchdown.


5-star running back Caleb King had a tough outing last Friday with Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville standing on the sidelines. King was limited to 54 yards on 12 carries in the 20-7 loss. Some of King's difficulties were attributed to T-Bob Hebert having to leave the game with a separated shoulder.


Dusty Rust of Shreveport-Captain Shreve had another stellar outing last week in a 21-7 win over Shreveport-Northwood. Dusty had 9 tackles and intercepted a pass for the second week in a row that he returned 53 yards.



Other Louisiana Prospects for 2007

East St. John running back Johnny Owen ran for 190 yards and 4 TDs on 24 carries to lead the Wildcats' to a 35-7 win over O. Perry Walker. Owens scored from 9 yards out and added scoring runs from 22, 26 and 29 yards out.


South Terrebonne running back Phillip Livas was spectacular last Friday with 225 all-purpose yards and 4 TDs in the first half alone. The 3-star RB carried the ball 6 times for 130 yards and 2 scores, and added 95 more yards and a pair of scores on 2 receptions. Livas sat out the entire second half to give some of the younger players a chance to play.


Sonny Roseborough paced Leesville-Pickering to a 42-12 win over Lake Arthur by running for 127 yards and 5 TDs on 15 carries. He scored on runs of 34, 18, 2, 10 and 14 yards.


FSU commit Ahmad Paige had his best game of the season with 4 grabs for 64 yards and 2 TDs in Sterlington's 45-14 win over Franklin Parish. Paige's scores covered 27 and 10 yards.



LSU baseball commit Ben Alsup had a nice outing but it was not enough to lift Ruston to a victory as the Bearcats fell 46-14 to Bastrop. Alsup, who will pitch for the Tigers, was goof on 12-of-19 passes for 184 yards and 2 TDs.


Class of 2008

Carencro's super 1-2 punch of Alonzo Landry and Kydell Andrus led the Bears to a 49-21 win over Lafayette High. Landry carried 16 times for 104 yards and 2 scores but the star of the contest was Andrus. The 5-11, 175-pounder accounted for 5 TDs with a pair on the ground and three through the air, including 47 and 48 yard bombs.



Destrehan junior quarterback Jordan Jefferson, who entered the contest against St. James as the state's leading passer, threw for only 78 yards and tossed 2 INTs in the 10-6 win. Jefferson connected with Edwin Reed on a 21-yard scoring strike to get the scoring started. Destrehan's junior running back Jericho Nelson also had a tough outing with 57 yards on 17 rushes. St. James has one of the top junior scat backs in the state in Luther Ambrose but he had to sit out due to a sprained ankle. In his absence, linebacker Jurelle Narcisse, picked up the slack on offense and finished with 61 yards on 11 carries and a TD.


Travis Zacherie scampered for 152 yards and 3 TDs in Catholic of New Iberia's 61-0 win over Vermilion Catholic.


Standout safety prospect Mychal Bell, who also plays quarterback, ran for 232 yards and 3 TDs on 17 carries to lead Jena to a 50-14 win over Vidalia. He scored on runs of 29, 61 and 11 yards.


In one f the biggest matchups in the state, Catholic of Baton Rouge's Ryan Lewis led the Bears to a 39-3 win over Dutchtown. The 6-2, 195-pound southpaw completed 6-of-12 passes for 153 yards and 1 TD. Lewis also ran for another short score after his receiver was dragged down from just short of the goal line.



Junior running back Deshanti Mitchell ran for 84 yards on 9 carries in Sterlington's 54-14 win over Franklin Parish.


Bastrop signal caller Randall Mackey looks like he is getting back into form after sitting out a couple of games at the beginning of the season. Mackey was 11-of-17 for 154 yards and 2 TDs, and he added an 18-yard TD run.


West Monroe wide out Mario Wiley had 5 grabs for 75 yards including a 30-yard TD reception in the Rebels' 48-6 win over Natchitoches Central. Wiley, who will be one of the top receivers in the state next year, put up his best numbers of the season on Friday.


Class of 2009

Sophomore running back Michael Ford ran for 111 yards and 2 TDs on 11 rushes in Leesville's 33-7 win over DeRidder.


Sophomore linebacker Kentravis Alford was all over the field for Bastrop in the win over Ruston. He made several nice tackles and also picked up a fumble and returned it 68 yards for a touchdown in a game that was televised in most of the state.

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