Luquette: Gridiron vs. the Diamond

Some guys have enough trouble in selecting a school to play just one sport. Wes Luquette (6-0, 195, 4.7) wishes it could be that easy.

The Newman rocket launcher recently finished his junior football season for Isidore Newman High School. The ending came sooner that Luquette would have liked.

"Our season was OK," said Luquette. "We lost to Evangel in the quarterfinals of the playoffs. We got off to a rough start and they scored on the first play. It seemed like we couldn't get anything going on offense either."

The focus has now moved on to next season for Luquette.

"I've received several letters in the mail from just about all of the SEC schools as well as Florida St, UNC and ULL," said Luquette. "The schools I am kind of interested in though are LSU, Clemson and Georgia."

In the fall Luquette plays quarterback for the football team, but in the spring Luquette is busy behind the plate serving as catcher for the Newman baseball team.

"If possible, I am also interested in playing baseball at the next level," Luquette stated. "So when I am considering schools I am looking at both the football and baseball programs. I attended a Pittsburgh Pirates camp and since then I've been receiving letters from them as well as the Milwaukee Brewers."

If Luquette had to choose a sport, which would it be?

"It would depend on the situation," Luquette answered. "I would want to see who was in front of me on the roster and things like that. It would be a tough decision for me."

As far as football goes Luquette knows what he is looking for in a team.

"I want to play for a school that has a good football program with a good coaching staff," Luquette said. "I'd also like to go to a team that has a lot of young talent so we could kind of grow together."

The New Orleans product had a few words for one team in particular.

"I like LSU," said Luquette. "They have both a good baseball and football program. I attended a camp over the summer at LSU and I was impressed. I thought LSU had a nice campus too.

"With that said though, I wouldn't mind going away for college," Luquette added. "It would be something different and it could be a nice change. Distance is not something that will turn me away from a school."

Note: As a sophomore while playing for Newman High School, Luquette threw for over 2,000 yards and 28 touchdowns. Luquette was unaware of his junior season totals, but did admit that his totals were probably down a little because he lost one of his better receivers due to graduation. He informed TigerRag his rushing touchdowns were probably up though. As a sophomore, he was named to the All-District team, the All-Metro team and also received Second team All-State honors.

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