Prospect Roundup

Stevan Ridley put on a show against Central Private and DeAngelo Benton had his best outing of the year. Today Sonny gives you an update on some LSU commitments and a look at other top prospects for 2007, 2008 and 2009.

                    LSU Commitments

  3-star running back Stevan Ridley had a huge night for Natchez (Miss.) Trinity Episcopal but the Bulldogs lost a heartbreaker 43-36 to Central Private. Playing up against a higher classification school, Ridley accounted for 5 TDs and just under 500 all-purpose yards that included 329 yards and 4 TDs on 27 carries, and 110 yards and a score through the air.


  John Williams sat out Breaux Bridge's game on Friday with a sprained knee and is expected to miss at least another two weeks.


  Bastrop wide out DeAngelo Benton had his best outing of the year as he hauled in 5 passes for 184 yards and 3 TDs in the Rams 49-0 win over West Ouachita. His scoring passes were courtesy of Bastrop junior quarterback Randall Mackey and covered 58, 40 and 39 yards.


  Jarrett Lee and Brenham (Texas) were off this week and at the midway point of the season the 4-star QB has his squad at 4-1 overall and 1-0 in district play. Lee has completed 71-of-124 passes for 952 yards with 16 TDs and 3 INTs on the year.


  Josh Jasper kicked a 33-yard field goal to tie the state record at 39 and also booted an extra point in Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway's 10-7 win.


LSU Prospects

  5-star running back Joe McKnight scored a couple of TDs as John Curtis (5-0) rolled to a 41-3 win over Choctawhatchee (Fla.). McKnight scored on a 52-yard reception and added a 9-yard scoring run late in the third quarter.'s 4th ranked safety Stefoin Francois logged 7 stops in East St. John's victory over Hahnville. For the year, Francois has 59 tackles, 4 sacks and 1 fumble recovery.


  4-star safety Christian Scott had a big night on the offensive side of the ball for Dallas (Texas) Skyline with 8 catches for 114 yards. His team could not find its way to the end zone all night, though, and lost 12-0.


  5-star wide receiver Ron Brooks rushed for a pair of touchdowns from his quarterback spot but still came up a little short as Irving (Texas) MacArthur dropped a 35-28 decision.


  Lufkin, Texas' 4-star wide out Dez Bryant had a pair of TD receptions in a 44-27 win over Longview (Texas).


  Caleb King, a 5-star running back, rushed for 196 yards and a touchdown in a big win 25-21 win for Greater Atlanta Christian over Lovett (Ga.).


  T-Bob Hebert sat out his first game on Friday with a shoulder injury that is expected to keep him sidelined for a minimum of two more weeks.


Dusty Rust of Captain Shreve was his usual active self last week with 11 tackles (4 solos & 7 assists), and he also broke up a couple of passes.


  4-star receiver Brandon Gibson had a 42-yard TD grab and he also picked off a pass on the other side of the ball as Mobile (Ala.) UMS Wright lost to Mobile (Ala.) Williamson 42-30.


Lance Kelly is drawing interest from LSU as a safety but he continues to show why some schools have offered him as a receiver. Kelly had over 180 all-purpose yards last week with 78 by way of the ground on 10 carries.'s No. 1 rated running back Noel Devine missed his second week of action due to disciplinary action for undisclosed reasons.


Some Other Louisiana Prospects for 2007

  3-star running back Phillip Livas ran for a school-record 308 yards as South Terrebonne defeated H.L. Bourgeois 28-21 in a big district match up. Livas did his damage on 35 carries and scored a pair of TDs in the win.


  FSU commit Ahmad Paige had 5 receptions for 121 yards and 1 TD from 37 yards out in Sterlington's 44-22 win over Madison Parish.


  East St. John picked up a big win on Friday over Hahnville by the score of 45-25. Johnnie Thiel completed only 4-of-12 passes for 96 yards but two of his completions went for touchdowns. He had one from 18 yards out to start off the scoring and added one from 39 yards later in the contest. Thiel also had a 40-yard scoring run to go with Johnny Owen's two scoring runs from 11 and 46 yards. Owen finished 115 yards on the ground. The state's top kicker, Radi Jabouri, kicked a 34-yard field goal and was good on all six of his extra point attempts.


  Hahnville's Early James tossed a pair of TDs in the loss with one going to Jordan Stephany from 17 yards out. Stephany also ran one in from 21 yards but it was not enough for the Tigers to overcome the Wildcats.


  John Curtis running back David Seeman ran for 98 and scored 3 of his 4 TDs in the first half of the Patriots 41-3 victory. He scored on runs of 20, 2, 5 and capped off the performance with a 9-yard scamper.


  Lionel Breaux had a big night for McDonough 35 (3-3) as he hauled in 4 passes for 131 yards with three of his catches going for touchdowns.


  St. Paul's wide out Chad Keys has gone from being a sleeper prospect to a legitimate D-I recruit with the fantastic season he is having for the Wolves. Keys went over the 100-yard mark again and hauled in his 5th and 6th TD catch of the season with an 86-yarder where he easily outran everyone to the end zone and later added one from 16 yards. For the season, Keys is averaging just under 100 yards a game and over 27 yards a reception. St. Paul's went on to defeat Slidell 42-21 to remain unbeaten at 6-0.


  LSU baseball commit, Ban Alsup, led Ruston to a 27-24 win over Airline. The future LSU pitcher completed 17-of-31 passes for 207 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT.


Southern Lab's Aaron Johnson ran for 104 yards and scored once on 9 carries against Dunham. The Kittens were upset by Dunham 27-12.


Class of 2008

  Dual-threat signal caller Randall Mackey accounted for 5 TDs in Bastrop's 49-0 romp over West Ouachita. He tossed 4 TDs on 8-of-10 passing for 256 yards, and added 45 yards on the ground on 7 carries, including a 10-yard touchdown scamper.


  Chris Tolliver, who will be one of the top wide outs in the state for 2008, caused all kind of fits for Caldwell High School as Rayville pulled out a 35-21 win. Tolliver caught 9 passes for 120 yards which included a 34 and a 15-yard touchdown grab.


Hahnville's LaRon Byrd, who some consider the early favorite for being the No. 1 prospect in the state next year, had 3 catches for 118 yards in the Tigers loss to East St. John. Ivory Washington ran for 139 yards to give Hahnville a presence on the ground.


Franklinton wide out Jhyryn Taylor, who is the younger brother of LSU safety Curtis Taylor, had 99 yards receiving including a touchdown grab of 49 yards. He also added a 1-yard TD run in the 47-0 shutout of Albany.


  Assumption signal caller James Landry lit it up against West Jefferson but the Mustangs could not prevail as they dropped a 42-25 decision. Landry did his part by accounting for all 4 TDs and throwing for 310 yards on 21-of-47 passing with 1 INT. His scoring tosses covered 32, 23 and 15 yards, and he also ran for a score from three yards out.


  Carencro's potent offense put up some great numbers in the Bears' 42-14 win over Barbe led by super running back Alonzo Landry. Landry had over 300 all-purpose yards and scored 5 TDs, including 128 yards and 4 TDs on the ground and a 91-yard kickoff return for a score.


  Calvary Baptist receiver Khiry Cooper went over the 100-yard mark as the Cavaliers squeaked out a 16-9 victory over Haynesville. The highlight of the game was Cooper's 79-yard catch and run for a touchdown from junior QB Jake Booty. Booty went on to finish 17-of-24 for 222 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs.


  DeShanti Mitchell of Sterlington carried 6 times for 96 yards with 2 scores in a 44-22 victory. Mitchell scored on runs of 2 and 52 yards.


  St. James' speedy running back Luther Ambrose rushed for more than 100 yards and scored 3 TDs in the Wildcats 35-0 shutout of Riverside Academy. Ambrose broke loose on a 17-yard run for the first score and then broke a 28-yarder later in the contest. In between, he added a 30-yard TD reception with six seconds left to close out the first half. Star linebacker/fullback Jurrell Narcisse also got into the scoring column with a 2-yard run of his own.


  St. Paul's QB Alex Williams (6-3, 205, 4.8) completed 6-of-10 passes for 157 yards and 2 TDs in the Wolves win over Slidell. His scoring tosses covered 86 and 16 yards through the air.


  Yards were tough to come by for Destrehan but the Wildcats still managed to beat John Ehret 28-14. Jericho Nelson scored on three short TD runs of 12, 1 and 6 yards as Destrehan could muster only 140 yards of total offense against the Patriot defense.


  Catholic of New Iberia's Travis Zacherie had over 275 all-purpose yards including a 55-yard touchdown run in the Panthers 39-28 loss to Teurlings Catholic.


Class of 2009

  Behind Ladarius Abrams' 4 first half TD runs, West Monroe defeated Byrd High School 34-24. The sophomore sensation toted the rock 11 times for 120 yards and broke off 30 and 39-yard scoring runs. He also added short TD runs from five and a yard out.


  Carencro wide out Ricky Johnson (5-11, 175) had over 100 yards receiving with most of it coming on an 83-yard pass that he took to the house for a score.


Evangel running back Cerderrick Tyson caught 4 passes for 85 yards and a TD and also picked up 60 yards rushing in the Eagles 45-0 win over Sarepta.


Dutchtown's 1-2 punch of Eddie Lacy and Kelvin York proved to be too much for Central as the Griffins won 27-6. Lacy ran 16 times for 156 yards and 2 TDs, while York toted it 20 times for 129 yards and a score.


  D.J. Banks was in true form for St. Fredericks' in a 36-22 win over Grambling but he was not lined up at his usual running back spot. Banks had to play quarterback due to an injury to the starter and rushed for 190 yards and 4 TDs on 37 carries.


  Alexandria running back Clint Boykins was a one-man wrecking crew as the Trojans trounced Tioga 35-0. The 5-10, 175-pounder ran for 194 yards and 4 TDs, and threw in a touchdown reception for good measure.


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