1st offer for Luquette

That first scholarship offer is one that kids dream of and for New Orleans (La.) Newman quarterback Wes Luquette it is now a reality.

Wes Luquette


“La. Tech offered last week and he was excited,” said Wes’ father Les, who played quarterback for UL-Lafayette back when it was known as USL. “He was just as happy as heck that someone thought enough about him to want him to go play football there.”


Les admitted that his son did not know a lot about the Bulldogs before they offered but over the past week or two he has been doing quite a bit of research.


“He‘s asking a lot of questions and going to their website,” Les said. “He’s looked up all of the coaches and read up on coach Dooley. He knows most of those guys have been around a while and he is real excited because he thinks he has a lot in common with some of the coaches.”


Another school that may have something to offer Wes is LSU.


He camped there last summer and made a big impression on the Tiger coaches. Another impressive showing this summer may just do the trick.


“We went up to LSU a couple of weeks ago and sat down and talked with (Les) Miles and what a nice man,” said Les. “He said they were going to sign two quarterbacks and Wes was near the top of the list but they just wanted to see him in camp one more time. He said they were just not ready to pull the trigger yet.”


Aside from the two local schools there are a number of others showing interest in Wes and the contact has been more than the occasional letter.


“He hears a lot from North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Air Force,” said Les. “Those have been real steady with their contact.”


Note: As a junior, Wes passed for over 1,900 yards and 27 touchdowns and ran for over 600 with 12 more scores.


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