The stars shine

Chris Garrett broke another record this week and Michael Ford continues to run roughshod over the competition. Those two, however, were not the only LSU recruits to put up good numbers this week.

LSU Commitments

 

The Tupelo Golden Wave defeated 5A arch rival Starkville 28-0 behind the gutsy performance of Chris Garrett. The standout signal caller was 17 of 24 for 172 yards with three touchdown passes despite playing on a badly sprained foot.

 

Garrett was cleared to play late Friday and it couldn’t have come at a better time as he went on to set a new school record for all-time completions in a career.

 

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Michael Ford entered week five of the high school season as the state’s leading rusher and after his 274-yard performance in Leesville’s 68-29 rout of DeRidder there is a good chance he will be at the top heading into week six.

 

The 4-star running back had 28 carries and scored three touchdowns which pushed his season totals to 118 carries for 1,180 yards and 14 scores. When you do the math it comes out to 10 yards a carry and puts him on pace to run for more than 2,300 yards in the regular season alone.

 

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Rayville’s Kenny Bell flashed his big-play ability by taking one to the house on a 69-yard touchdown reception but it wasn’t enough as Bastrop won big 60-31. The 4-star wide out finished with four grabs for 124 yards and the one score.

 

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After missing last week’s game due to a minor Achilles’ tendon injury, Willie Ferrell made his presence known with 15 solo tackles in FAMU High School’s 27-14 loss to Trinity.

 

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Chris Davenport and Stavion Lowe continue to rehab their injuries and did not play this week, while Kevin Minter and Drayton Calhoun had a bye week.

 

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Russell Shepard, Rantavious Wooten, and Derek Helton will be in action on Saturday so check the message board for updates on their performances.

 

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LSU baseball commit Wes Luquette is one of Louisiana’s top quarterbacks and he had a big game in a 41-12 win over De La Salle. Luquette ran for 94 yards and two scores on 11 carries, and added three touchdowns through the air on 11 of 19 passing for 194 yards. The versatile athlete will play catcher for Paul Mainieri and the LSU Tiger baseball team.

 

 

2009 Prospects

 

Louisiana’s top ranked prospect is Rueben Randle and he put on a show in Bastrop’s 60-31 win over Rayville.

 

The 5-star wide out looks better and better each week playing quarterback and he accounted for 266 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in leading the Rams back from a 19-14 halftime deficit.

 

Randle completed 10 of 26 for 136 yards and two touchdowns that covered 17 and 12 yards. He added 130 yards and two scores on 12 carries with touchdown runs of 49 and 4 yards.

 

On the season, Randle has accounted for 10 touchdowns with six courtesy of his arm and four on the ground. He is 39 for 85 through the air with 575 yards and has thrown one interception to go with the six touchdown passes. On the ground, Randle has run 38 times for 187 yards and the four scores.

 

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Alabama commit Trent Richardson and his Pensacola (Fla.) Escambia squad had a bye this week but that is the only thing that has been able to stop the 5-star running back this season. In four games, Richardson has rushed for 862 yards and 12 touchdowns on 93 carries for a 9.3 yard per carry average.

 

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The country’s 5th ranked safety prospect Jawanza Starling logged nine tackles in Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln’s 42-8 loss to Pine Forest.

 

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4-star running back Lamar Miller rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in Miami (Fla.) Killian’s 27-21 win over Lakeland.

 

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Barkevious Mingo logged 10 stops in West Monroe’s 40-0 shutout of Airline. Be on the lookout for more senior footage of Mingo as we will be loading up more video over the weekend.

 

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5-star wide out Marlon Brown led Memphis (Tenn.) Harding Academy to a 35-27 win over Davidson Academy. The country’s 4th ranked receiver hauled in a 76-yard touchdown pass and returned a punt 64 yards for a score. Brown also added a 1-yard scoring run to his line score.

 

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Shreveport (La.) Fair Park defeated Bossier 19-14 and Morris Claiborne had a big hand in the victory. He ran for 100 yards and a touchdown, and added 129 through the air with a scoring toss.

 

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Tulsa commit Alex Singleton rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown on 21 attempts in East St. John’s 28-0 blanking of Carencro.

 

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Dutchtown (La.) and Catholic of Baton Rouge squared off on Friday and it was Dutchtown prevailing 13-7 behind the running of Kelvin York. Eddie Lacy gets all of the publicity for the Griffins but York’s name is on the rise. He was spectacular against the Bears with 201 yards, including one for a 51-yard score, on 24 carries.

 

 

2010 Prospects

 

Terrance Broadway returned to action on Friday and he returned with a bang to lead Baton Rouge (La.) Capitol to a big 48-6 win over Glen Oaks. The talented quarterback completed 11 of 15 passes for 287 yards and four touchdowns. The scoring tosses were from 68, 5, 63, and 76 yards, and all went to Prentiss Jackson, who finished with five grabs for 244 yards and the four scores. Jackson also added a touchdown run on a reverse.

 

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One of Louisiana’s top defensive ends for 2010 is Rashad Givens of Monroe (La.) Richwood and he picked off a pass and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown in a 49-20 victory over Jackson.

 

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One of the guys at the top of LSU's wish list for next year is Lache Seastrunk and the versatile Temple (Texas) running back ran for 125 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in a 56-14 loss to Copperas Cope.

 

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Another running back who has an early offer from the Tigers is Marcus Lattimore of Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes and he ran wild on Friday. Lattimore ran for 165 yards and a touchdown in a 38-12 win over Pahokee (Fla.) that was televised on ESPNU.

 

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Houston (Texas) Sharpstown quarterback Sam Carter rushed for 219 yards on 28 carries and completed 4 of 16 passes for 9 yards in a 38-16 loss to Westbury.

 

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Taylor Burch completed only 7 of 18 for 124 yards but one of his completions went for a big 36-yard score in Monroe (La.) Neville’s 41-6 win over Wossman.

 

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Fans have been waiting for wide receiver Jarrett Fobbs to explode and he answered the call in Shreveport (La.) Huntington’s 54-41 win over Natchitoches Central. Fobbs is one of the state’s most explosive players with the ball in his hands and he showed that by scoring five touchdowns and accounting for 369 total yards. He hauled in two touchdown passes of 59 and 29 yards, returned a kickoff 75 yards for a score, took a punt back 86 yards for a touchdown, and added a 72-yard rushing touchdown.

 

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Ronnie Vinson is one of the top safeties in the Bayou State but he showed that he can also make plays on the other side of the ball in New Orleans (La.) Newman’s 41-12 victory over De La Salle. Vinson ran for 124 yards and scored a touchdown in the win.

 

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When it comes to making plays with his feet and his arm, Jeremy Meyers can do it with the best of them. The talented junior made enough plays to lead Baton Rouge (La.) St. Michael to a 14-7 win over Brusly. Meyers completed 12 of 18 for 105 yards with two touchdowns, and also ran for 65 yards on 18 rushes.


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Connor Wood led Houston (Texas) Second Baptist to a 64-20 victory over Westbury Christian. Wood threw four touchdown passes and completed 16 of 27 passes for 201 yards, and also added a touchdown on the grounds.

 

 

2011 Prospects

 

Jeremy Hill (6-1, 190, 4.5) ran for 87 yards and had a short 2-yard touchdown run in Baton Rouge (La.) Redemptorist’s 30-6 win over Clinton. The talented sophomore added a 79 yard kickoff return to help lead the Wolves to victory.

 

Note: As we round up more stats from this week’s action we will post them on the Premium Message Board


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