Prospect Roundup

DeAngelo Benton hauled in his 8th touchdown pass of the season and Toddrick Bajoie returned with a bang to lead Catholic of Pointe Coupee. Check out to see how several other prospects fared over the weekend along with a look ahead to 2008 and 2009.

LSU Commitments

3-star wide out Toddrick Bajoie saw extensive action for the first time this season since straining a ligament in his ankle in week one and he came back with a vengeance. Bajoie caught 6 passes for 132 yards including an 85-yarder that he took to the house for six in Catholic of Pointe Coupee's 35-28 win over Westminster.

 

Scout.com's 18th ranked QB Jarrett Lee completed 13-of-18 of his passes for 187 yards and 1 TD in leading Brenham (Texas) to a 31-9 win over Montgomery. Through six games, the 4-star signal caller has thrown for 1,127 yards and 17 TDS with only 4 INTs while completing 83-of-142 passes.

 

3-star RB Stevan Ridley had his lowest output of the season but you would hardly call it a bad outing by the blue-chip prospect. Ridley rushed for 163 yards and 2 TDs on just 10 carries in Natchez (Miss.) Trinity Episcopal's 40-6 win.

 

Bastrop's 4-star wide receiver DeAngelo Benton hauled in a 40-yard TD pass from Randall Mackey to help Bastrop to a 49-0 win over Franklin Parish. Benton finished the night with a couple of receptions for 57 yards and the one score.

 

Josh Jasper kicked his 40th career field goal and now holds the record in Tennessee for most field goals in a high school career. Jasper also kicked 3 extra points in Ridgeway's 24-7 win.

 

LSU Prospects

Some feel that 5-star running back Joe McKnight could possibly be better suited to play receiver at the next level than running with the ball. It would be hard to argue based on this season because McKnight has put up just as good of numbers catching the ball as he has toting it. Last Friday, he added another couple of touchdown receptions during John Curtis' 40-0 win against St. Charles Catholic.

 

5-star defensive end Luther Davis had 5 tackles in West Monroe's 42-27 win over Southwood. For the season, the U.S. Army All-America selection has registered 54 tackles and 6 sacks.

 

Safety Chad Jones is Tiger Rag's No. 1 player on the defensive side of the ball and a big reason is because of his speed. Jones flashed that speed against Northlake Christian Academy when he ran a fake punt for 87 yards and a touchdown in Southern Lab's 38-0 win.

 

4-star safety Stefoin Francois was honored during halftime of East St. John's 62-21 victory over John Ehret for being named a U.S. Army All-American. Francois totaled 9 tackles in the contest to bring his season total to 68.

 

For the second consecutive week, 5-star wide out Demetrius Byrd caught the game-winning touchdown in leading Pearl River Community College to a 28-24 win over Jones Community College. Byrd hauled in a 21-yard TD pass with 56 seconds remaining to notch the win. For the season, the Miami native has 27 catches for 538 yards and 4 TDs.

 

 

Scout.com's No. 1 ranked RB Noel Devine rushed for 100 yards and 2 TDs on carries in a 27-14 win. It was Devine's first action after serving a two-game suspension after Friday's performance, he is 223 yards and nine touchdowns away from breaking former Mariner standout Earnest Graham's Lee County career records.

 

4-star wide out Dez Bryant from Lufkin (Texas) had 5 catches for 82 yards and a TD in a 55-9 win over Woodlands College Park.

 

Scout.com's 7th rated receiver Ron Brooks threw for 2 TDs and ran for another but it was not enough as Irving (Texas) MacArthur fell to Hurst Bell 31-21.

 

3-star QB Gilbert Moye, who is being recruited as an athlete by the Tigers, passed for 146 yards and 3 TDs in a 44-41 win for Diboll (Texas). Moye has played in only two varsity games this year but he has been impressive with over 500 yards of total offense and 7 TDs (5 passing and 2 rushing).

 

St. Thomas More safety Grant Fleming and the Cougar defense held one of the top running backs in the Acadiana area, Kenneth Batiste, to only 48 yards rushing in a 25-8 win over Northside. Fleming was named defensive player of the week by his coaches for racking up 10 tackles (3 solos & 7 assists), 1 INT that he returned for 15 yards, and he also broke up another pass.

 

T-Bob Hebert sat out Atlanta (Ga.) Greater Atlanta Christian's 38-0 win over Avondale High School with a shoulder injury but is expected to return to action next week. Hebert's teammate, 5-star running back Caleb King, left the 38-0 win with an injured shin but he should also be back next week. Before exiting with the injury, King had 116 yards and 1 TD on 12 carries. Auburn was leading for King's signature but the Tigers picked up a big commitment from 4-star RB Enrique Davis over the weekend so it will be interesting to see how that affects King's decision.

 

Captain Shreve linebacker Dusty Rust had 15 tackles and a forced fumble in the Gators 17-14 loss to Pineville.

 

Destrehan cornerback Joshua Victorian was responsible for a pair of touchdowns in the Wildcats 44-20 win against Assumption. Victorian picked off a pass and returned it 90 yards for a score and he also returned a punt 32 yards to pay dirt.

 

3-star wide receiver Kendrick Cellestine, who is on LSU's radar as a cornerback, is putting up some good numbers in Mamou's offense. Against Welsh, Cellestine caught a pass and turned it into a 99-yard TD reception but Mamou still came up a little short by falling 34-24. He now has over 550 yards receiving and 4 TDs despite missing some time with a minor injury.

 

Some Other Louisiana Prospects for 2007

East St. John defeated John Ehret 62-21 behind the running of Johnny Owen and passing of Johnnie Thiel. Owen scored 4 TDs and rushed for 136 yards on 14 carries, while Thiel tossed a pair of touchdown passes on 4-of-7 passing for 60 yards.

 

FSU commit Ahmad Paige continues to face double coverage for Sterlington but he was able to find the end zone in a 41-21 win over Ferriday. Paige caught 4 passes for 40 yards on the night.

 

LSU baseball commit Ben Alsup suffered a serious ankle injury in Ruston's 41-27 win over Natchitoches Central. Some feel that he could be sidelined for the remainder of the season with torn ligaments.

 

3-star running back Philip Livas found the end zone four times in South Terrebonne's 55-7 win over South Lafourche. The speedy Livas ran the ball 14 times for 115 yards and caught a pair of passes for 85 yards during the contest.

 

 

Hahnville's dual-threat quarterback Early James accounted for 4 TDs in the Tigers 47-27 loss at the hands of West Jefferson. James was good on 10-of-21 passes for 221 yards and 2 TDs, and he ran the ball 18 times for 72 yards and 2 more TDs.

 

John Curtis's leading rusher, David Seeman, ran for 113 yards on 16 rushes in the Patriots 40-0 win.


Archbishop Shaw running back Daniel Borne scored a pair of TDs on the ground and ran for 94 yards on 18 carries in the Eagles 54-7 win over Belle Chasse.

 

Class of 2008

Ocean Springs (Miss.) wide out DeAndre Brown had 3 catches for 42 yards against Harrison Central and he also picked off a pass while moonlighting in the secondary. Brown's biggest play of the night was a 48-yard TD pass he tossed on a gadget play. On the season, Brown has 7 TD receptions and he has returned a pair of kickoffs for scores that both covered 90-plus yards. DeAndre already holds offers from LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Tennessee and is expected to be one of the most highly sought after players from the magnolia state for the 2008 class.

 

 

Hahnville's LaRon Byrd torched the West Jefferson secondary for a 77-yard TD reception and contributed to another score when he caught a pass and then executed a lateral to Ivory Washington that turned into a 28-yard TD reception.

 

Bastrop's athletic signal caller Randall Mackey had a pair of touchdown passes and he also ran for one in Bastrop's 49-0 domination over Franklin Parish. Mackey completed 6 of his 11 tosses for 172 yards with his scoring strikes covering 59 and 40 yards. He also ran 7 times for 72 yards to give him 244 yards of total offense.

 

Carencro's dual-threat signal caller Kydell Andrus passed for 277 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 38-28 loss to New Iberia. Super running back Alonzo Landry rushed for 3 TDs and 104 yards on 22 carries, and also showed his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield with 4 grabs for 50 yards.

 

Southpaw Ryan Lewis of Catholic of Baton Rouge completed 6-of-9 of his passes for 90 yards including a big 64-yard TD pass to help the Bears to a 21-7 win over Woodlawn. Lewis also tossed his first and only interception of the season in the contest and his season totals are now 43-of-73 passing for 795 yards and 10 TDs in the Bears' ground-oriented offense.

 

Khiry Cooper of Calvary Baptist, who already holds an offer from Arkansas, caught 6 passes for 73 yards but failed to reach the end zone in a 20-19 loss to Evangel. Junior quarterback Jake Booty completed 17-of-29 against the Eagles' secondary for 165 yards and 2 TDs but he did toss a couple of costly interceptions.

 

St. James scat back Luther Ambrose saw limited action in a 60-20 win over Washington Marion. He rushed for 79 yards and 1 TD as six different Wildcats scored for St. James.

 

Travis Zacherie went over the 1,000 yard mark for the season with his 139 yards on the ground in the Panthers 16-13 win over Erath.

 

Destrehan lost its starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson last week to a broken wrist and now running back Jericho Nelson will shoulder more of the load on offense. Against Assumption, Nelson ran for 100 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries to pace the Wildcats.

 

DeShanti Mitchell averaged 14 yards a pop in Sterlington's win over Ferriday. Mitchell broke one run for a 66-yard touchdown and finished with 141 yards and a pair of scores on only 10 carries.

 

Assumption quarterback James Landry is starting to gat some interest from SEC schools but Destrehan's defense bottled him up. He still had a decent outing by completing 15-of-31 passes for 196 yards.

 

Class of 2009

Dutchtown was missing one half of its dynamic rushing duo but the Griffins still had enough to overtake Walker 38-6. Kelvin York ran only 8 times for 96 yards with a 45-yard TD run to his credit, while Eddie Lacey was held out with a groin pull.

 

Alexandria's Clint Boykins ran wild against Leesville totaling up 217 yards and 2 TDs on the round in the Trojans 28-13 win.

 

Evangel running back Cerderrick Tyson led the Eagles to a come from behind 20-19 win over Calvary Baptist. The sophomore sensation ran for 148 yards and 2 TDs on 23 carries including the game-winner to lift Evangel to the victory. Calvary Baptist's James Michael Miller did his part by running for 101 yards and breaking off a 70-yarder for a touchdown. Miller also pulled in a touchdown reception from junior quarterback Jake Booty.

 


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