Prospect Roundup

Jarrett Lee lit it up for Brenham and Joe McKnight was his usual self. See how other LSU prospects fared over the weekend along with a look ahead to 2008 and 2009.

LSU Prospects

Joe McKnight got his hands on the ball only six times in John Curtis 54-0 win over Riverside Academy but he averaged 31.2 yards a touch and scored twice. Scout.com's No. 4 rated back rushed twice for 57 yards, caught a pair of passes for 69 yards with one of them going for a 54-yard score, and returned a couple of punts for 65 yards including one for 55 that he returned for a touchdown. On the year, McKnight has carried the ball 26 times for 412 yards and 7 TDs, and added 11 catches for 369 yards and 8 TDs. He is averaging an amazing 21 yards every time he touches the ball on offense.

 

Breaux Bridge's John Williams returned from his knee injury but only got a few snaps in the Tigers 14-12 victory over St. Martinville. He made the most of his two carries by scoring once in what proved to be the winning margin. St. Martinville's Wilson Youman has done most of his damage from his defensive end spot prior to the contest but he took the offensive against Breaux Bridge by hauling in a 34-yard TD pass from his tight end spot.

 

DeAngelo Benton gets better and better as the year moves on and he was too much for the Carroll secondary in the Rams 48-7 win. The 4-star wide out caught a pair of touchdown passes and finished with 5 grabs for 96 yards.

 

Jarrett Lee came up big as Brenham (Texas) defeated Waller High School 35-14. Lee tossed 3 TDs and threw for 285 yards on 20-of-31 passing. His scoring passes covered 23, 33 and 54 yards. That pushed Lee's totals to 20 TDs against only 4 INTs and 1,412 yards through seven games. He has completed 103-of-173 passes that comes out to a 59.5 percent completion ratio.

 

 

Scout.com's No. 1 ranked running back in the land, Noel Devine, rushed for 226 yards and 3 TDs on 19 carries to lead North Fort Myers (Fla.) in a 42-7 rout of Mariner High School. In six games of action this year, Devine has run for 1,200 yards and 20 TDs on only 104 carries.

4-star receiver Ron Brooks accounted for 152 total yards and scored his team's only touchdown in a 28-7 loss. Brooks was taken from the field on a stretcher after an apparent neck injury late in the fourth quarter but MacArthur coach Brian Basil said Brooks would probably be fine after he was immobilized and taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Dez Bryant, a 4-star wide out from Lufkin (Texas), had another huge game with 8 catches for 176 yards and 2 TDs in a 54-6 win over Oak Ridge High School.

Stevan Ridley rushed for 264 yards on 36 carries, which accounted for 84 percent of Natchez (Miss.) Trinity Episcopal's total offense, and scored two touchdowns to lead the No. 2 ranked Saints to a 16-7 victory over the No. 1 ranked Huntington Hounds. Through nine games, Ridley has rushed for over 1,835 yards and 21 TDs, and has racked up over 110 tackles from his linebacker position.

4-star wide receiver Co-Eric Riley had a good outing against Jones Community College with 5 catches for 118 yards and 1 TD. Through eight games of action, Riley has 35 catches for 509 yards and 4 TD's.

Texas A&M commitment Shawnbrey McNeal, who is keeping his eye on LSU, was a one-man wrecking crew for Dallas (Texas) Madison. McNeal scored on runs of 23, 55 and 64 yards, and finished with 230 yards on 21 carries.

Mamou's Kendrick Cellestine had 4 receptions for 80 yards and a couple of touchdowns in a 45-21 win over Iota. His scoring grabs were from 34 and 23 yards away.

 

St. Thomas More safety prospect Lance Kelley had a big night on the other side of the ball with 5 catches for 151 yards in the Cougars 48-6 victory over Morgan City. Kelley got the scoring started by taking a pass and turning it into a 72-yard touchdown for the game's first score.

 

Captain Shreve linebacker Dusty Rust harassed the Parkway quarterback all evening and made things miserable for him in the Gators 22-14 win. Rust sacked him three times and registered seven tackles in the victory. The 6-3, 212-pounder now has 105 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 2 INTs and 3 sacks on the season.

 

Some Other Louisiana Prospects for 2007

Ahmad Paige, who is committed to Florida State, turned in his best outing of his senior season with 4 receptions for 120 yards and 2 TDs in Sterlington's 48-35 win over Farmerville. His scoring grabs covered 43 and 46 yards.

 

3-star running back Phillip Livas became the all-time leading rusher at South Terrebonne in the 34-12 win over Helen Cox. Livas ran wild for 223 yards on 21 rushes with touchdown runs of 5, 8, 51 and 67 yards. He also picked off a pass from the secondary for good measure.

 

East St. John kicker Radi Jabouri tied the state record with a 59-yard field goal in the win over Assumption. Jabouri almost broke the record with a 61-yarder that was plenty long enough but just a tad bit wide. Not to be outdone was ESJ running back Johnny Owen's 238-yard and 5 TD performance which included an 80-yard breakaway score.

 

Edwin Reed was all over the field in Destrehan's 35-21 win against West Jefferson. Reed returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score, caught 3 passes for 63 yards, and picked off a pass from his corner spot.

 

Jonathan English had a career night for John Curtis as the "Tank" recorded 12 tackles against Riverside Academy. English is the Patriots leading tackler on the season with 60 total stops.

 

 

2-star linebacker Cedrick Cooper scored three fourth quarter touchdowns from his fullback spot to lead Slidell to a 28-18 win over previously unbeaten Fontainebleau.

 

Archbishop Shaw rolled to a 56-7 victory over Vanderbilt Catholic behind Daniel Borne's 110 yard and three touchdown night on the ground.

 

Byrd came up on the short end of the stick versus Ruston 17-3 despite Justan Gibson's 153 yards rushing on 16 carries.

 

Class of 2008

Rayville has one of the top pass-catch duos in the state and the two players are only juniors. Chris Tolliver, who could be close to getting an offer from LSU, caught 8 passes for 101 yards in  34-32 loss to Richwood. Firing those passes to Tolliver was Justin Higgins, who finished the night 20-of-28 for 295 yards and 1 TD but he also threw a couple of interceptions.

 

Bastrop's dual-threat signal caller Randall Mackey tossed a couple of TD passes in a 48-7 win over Carroll. Mackey completed 11-of-18 passes for 182 yards, and also ran for 113 and a touchdown.

 

 

Carencro got back on the winning track by defeating Sulphur 37-10 behind the running of Alonzo Landry. The big back carries the ball 23 times for 108 yards and three scores.

 

Destrehan's Damaris Johnson (5-7, 160, 4.5) continues to benefit from all of the double-teams that Tim Molten draws. Johnson caught 5 passes for 135 yards and 2 TDs with the scoring strikes from 52 and 60 yards out. Jericho Nelson added a couple of touchdown on the ground to help lead Destrehan to the 35-21 win over West Jefferson.

 

LaRon Byrd has not been able to get the ball thrown his way as much as he would like but he did pull down a 15-yard TD pass in Hahnville's loss to John Ehret.

 

Catholic of New Iberia free safety Ryan St. Julien flashed his speed for those in attendance of the Panthers 27-7 win over E.D. White. He returned a kick 85 yards for a score to go with Travis Zacherie's 111 yards and 1 TD on the ground.

 

Class of 2009

Dutchtown's heralded duo of Kelvin York and Eddie Lacy were too much for Franklinton as the Griffins ran to a 21-7 victory. York ran for 141 yards and 2 TDs on 15 carries, while Lacy picked up 137 yards and 1 TD on 23 totes.

 

St. Frederick's D. J. Banks did his damage receiving with 103 yards and 2 TDs on 4 catches in a 47-20 loss to Oak Grove. Banks was bottled up on the ground as he could muster only 28 yards on 14 carries but he did score once there as well.

 

Cerderrick Tyson rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown in helping Evangel to a 30-6 win over Haynesville.

 


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