Stars Shine

Most of LSU's 2010 commitments and other top prospects for 2010 and 2011 were in action on Friday and here is a look at how they fared as the high school football season rolls along.

2010 Commitments


Spencer Ware            RB        5-11, 215       Princeton HS (Ohio)

Four-star running back Spencer Ware got his first taste of action this season and the four-star running back prospect did not disappoint. From his quarterback spot, Ware scored the game-winner in overtime on a quarterback sneak and led Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton to a 27-21 victory over Glen Este HS on Thursday.


Ware still had a slight limp according to Midwest Recruiting Analyst Dave Berk, but he still finished with 155 yards on 26 carries with his scoring runs covering 1, 3, 19 and 15 yards.



Travis Dickson       TE/DE  6-3, 228     Ocean Springs HS (Miss) four-star prospect Travis Dickson and his Ocean Springs (Miss.) squad had a bye this week. The Greyhounds are 2-1 on the year and will travel to D’Iberville HS next Friday.



Dexter Blackmon     DT     6-3, 265     Selma HS (Ala)

Defensive tackle Dexter Blackmon and Selma (Ala.) rolled to their third impressive victory of the season as the Saints won going away, 45-6, over Wilcox County HS. The Saints’ defense has allowed only six points in all three contests on the year.



Tyrann Mathieu      CB/WR   5-9, 160        St. Augustine HS (La)

On Saturday, three-star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and St. Augustine won a defensive slugfest against McDonough 35, 2-0, on a safety with 46 seconds remaining. Mathieu registered 11 tackles for the Purple Knights and he also forced a fumble.



Elliot Porter       DT        6-4, 280         Archbishop Shaw HS (La)

Elliot Porter sat out Archbishop Shaw’s 15-3 win over Fontainebleau HS on Friday as he continues to recover from what he says is a strained meniscus in his knee. Porter says that he may return to action this Friday when the Eagles travel to New Iberia-Westgate.



Houston Bates           DE        6-2, 218, 4.8  St. Paul’s HS (La)

St. Paul’s bounced back to defeat Central on Friday and Houston Bates had a good game for the Wolves. Bates picked up his first sack of the year and added another one to finish with two, and he also had seven tackles.


Bates has 10 tackles, two sacks and a handful of quarterback hurries in two games.



Evan Washington      OT/OG 6-5, 285         De Soto HS (Texas)

Four-star offensive tackle Evan Washington and the De Soto Eagles moved to 2-1 on the year after a 13-10 win over Richardson Berkner HS on Friday. Washington leads an offensive line that is paving the way for a ground game that averages 182 yards a game.



Zack Lee                     QB       6-4, 200         McKinney HS (Texas)

Zack Lee did all he could to lead McKinney (Texas) to victory but they fell short in a 70-63 shootout to Denton Ryan HS. Lee completed 20-of-37 passes for 360 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions.


Lee, a three-star signal caller, has completed 30-of-54 passes for 579 yards with eight touchdowns and three interceptions in three games. He’s also rushed 16 times for 41 yards.



Sam Gibson                QB/S   6-1, 205         Prattville HS (Ala)

Sam Gibson led Prattville (Ala.) to a 43-3 win over Benjamin Russell HS on Friday. The three-star prospect completed 5-of-13 passing for 103 yards and an interception. He also tossed a 36-yard touchdown pass and rushed for 52 yards on seven carries.


On the year, Gibson has completed 37-of-62 passes for 573 yards with 5 touchdowns and 1 interception. He’s rushed for 14 yards and a score on 34 attempts in helping his team get off to a 3-1 start.



Cameron Fordham     TE/DE  6-4, 243         Northview HS (Ga)

Cameron Fordham and Duluth (Ga.) Northview were looking for their first win of the season on Friday but the Titans fell to 0-3 after a 44-0 loss to Peachtree Ridge. Fordham had another good outing for the Titans with three tackles and four pancake blocks on offense.

That gives Fordham 23 pancake blocks on the year.



Ronnie Vinson            RB/S   5-11, 190       Newman HS (La)

Newman HS defeated Grace King 35-6 to improve to 2-0 on the year and Ronnie Vinson had a good night for the Greenies. The four-star defensive back rushed for 67 yards on nine carries with a 3-yard touchdown run, and added a 9-yard scoring run out of the wildcat formation.



Justin Hunter             WR      6-4, 185         Ocean Lakes HS (Va)

Ocean Lakes (Va.) improved to 3-0 after a 28-7 victory over Tallwood HS on Friday. Four-star wide receiver Justin Hunter didn’t get much action his way and is off to a slow start in 2009 as opposing defenses key on him each week.



Luke Muncie            OLB     6-2, 215         Klein Oaks HS (Texas)

Spring (Texas) Klein Oak and three-star prospect Luke Muncie dropped a 56-23 decision on Saturday to Cypress Woods HS.


Muncie says he had one of the best games of his life as he finished with 12 tackles and four sacks, and also picked off his first pass of the year and returned it 43 yards for a score for one of the Panthers’ three touchdowns on the night.


On the year, Muncie has 17 tackles, four sacks and the one interception that he returned for a score.



Eric Reid                      S          6-1, 202         Dutchtown HS (La)

Dutchtown evened its record to 1-1 with a 10-7 victory over West Jefferson HS. Four-star safety Eric Reid was in on one tackle on the evening and has six tackles on the year for the Griffins.



Jermarcus Hardrick   OT        6-7, 315         Fort Scott CC

Jermarcus Hardrick, who took his official visit to LSU this weekend, had a bye week as Fort Scott Community College gets a break. Fort Scott is 2-0 on the year and the four-star offensive tackle is a big reason why they average 263.5 yards rushing on the year.



D.J. Welter                 OLB     6-1, 220         Notre Dame HS (La)

Notre Dame of Crowley shutout Breaux Bridge 17-0 on Friday as the Pios remained unbeaten on the young season. Three-star outside linebacker D.J. Welter registered nine tackles on the evening.



Tharold Simon            S/WR  6-4, 180         Eunice HS (La)

The Eunice Bobcats fell to Jennings HS on Friday, 28-6. After scoring twice in the first week of the season, four-star defensive back Tharold Simon did not play against the Bulldogs.



Brandon Worle         FB        6-1, 243         Troup County HS (Ga)

Troup County moved to 2-1 after a 35-27 victory over Dunwoody HS on Friday. Three-star fullback Brandon Worle says he had a couple of big runs including one for 16 yards that kept a touchdown drive alive and that ended up being the difference in the score.



Nick Jacobs                 TE        6-4, 243         Many HS (La)

Many fell to Ruston 34-6 and three-star tight end Nick Jacobs didn’t get nearly as much action as the week before. Jacobs caught one pass for 11 yards but had 12 pancake blocks. In his first two games, Jacobs has three catches for 93 yards and two touchdowns.



Mike Davis                  WR      6-1, 175         Skyline HS (Texas)

Five-star wide out Mike Davis caught three touchdown passes and led Skyline to a 35-27 win over Arlington-Bowie on Friday.


Davis finished the night with six catches for 150 yards and the three scores that covered 22, 42 and 55 yards.


In addition to the big night on the offensive side of the ball, the versatile Davis also played cornerback to neutralize Oklahoma State commitment Montra Nelson. Davis had four tackles and broke up three passes, while Nelson was kept out of the end zone on the evening.


On the year, Davis has eight receptions for 186 yards and three scores, and is averaging 23.3 yards a reception.



Justin Maclin              OLB     6-4, 225         Ridgeway HS (Tenn)

Four-star outside linebacker Justin Maclin’s senior season isn’t going as he had hoped as the Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway Runners fells to 0-3 after Friday’s 40-20 loss to Whitehaven HS.



Jordan Allen           DE        6-6, 250         West Monroe HS (La)

Jordan Allen and the West Monroe Rebels held on for a thrilling 30-27 victory over Neville HS on Friday. Allen logged five tackles and a quarterback hurry for a Rebel defense that surrendered 20 second half points and needed a late touchdown from the offense with 41 seconds remaining to grind out the win.


Allen has seven tackles, a sack and a quarterback hurry on the season.



2010 Targets


Trovon Reed               WR      5-11, 176       Thibodaux HS (La)   

Four-star wide receiver prospect Trovon Reed completed 5-of-15 passes for 72 yards and a score, and added 85 yards and a touchdown on the ground in leading Thibodaux to a 31-21 victory over Destrehan HS.


In two games, Reed has 372 total yards of offense – 215 passing and 157 rushing – and has accounted for four touchdowns with three through the air and one on the ground.



Lache Seastrunk        RB        5-10, 183       Temple HS (Texas)

Lache Seastrunk, who holds the career rushing record for Temple HS, had a good outing but it wasn’t enough as Temple fell to Leander, 41-21. The five-star running back rushed 11 times for 81 yards including a 48-yard scoring run, and caught a pass for five yards. He also returned a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown.


The nation’s No. 2 ranked back has 26 carries for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns on the year to go with the kick return for a score. With two touchdowns on the year, Seastrunk has 40 career rushing scores and needs only two to break Delarrius Wilson’s career record.



Alfred Blue                  RB        6-2, 205         Hahnville HS (La)

Hahnville blasted Sarah Reed HS 56-0 on Friday and three-star running back Alfred Blue inflicted plenty of damage with the few touches he got. Blue rushed for 128 yards on only 8 carries and scored two times on runs of 24 and 4 yards, then added a 31-yard touchdown reception for good measure.


Through two games, Blue has rushed for 247 yards and five touchdowns 21 carries for an average of 11.8 yards a carry.



Demarco Cobbs          WR      6-2, 205         Central HS (Okla)

Demarco Cobbs scored his team’s first four touchdowns in a 53-0 rout of Oklahoma City Northeast. Cobbs scored on an 85-yard kickoff return to open the game, then added touchdown runs of 15, 1 and 31 yards. He also completed one pass for 43 yards, but did throw two interceptions.



Jarrett Fobbs              WR      6-0, 185         Huntington HS (La)

Texas A&M commitment Jarrett Fobbs had a rough outing for Huntington HS as the Raiders lost to Benton, 14-6. Fobbs lined up at quarterback, running back and receiver, but was held to only four 14 yards rushing on four carries and his two pass attempts were incomplete.


Fobbs did catch one pass that went for a 38-yard touchdown, but it was called back due to a holding penalty.


In two games, Fobbs has two catches for 57 yards and a touchdown, and has rushed five times for 20 yards.



James Wright             WR      6-2, 195         Belle Chasse HS (La)

Belle Chasse wide receiver James Wright grabbed three passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns – 78 and 20 yards – in a 34-12 win over McDonough 35 on Friday.




2011 Targets


Kenny Hilliard            RB        6-0, 217         Patterson HS (La)

Patterson’s Kenny Hilliard was too much for Westgate HS as Hilliard and the Lumberjacks took a 35-14 victory over the Tigers. Hilliard finished for 260 yards on 44 carries with touchdown runs of 2 and 15 yards, and he also threw a 66-yard touchdown pass.


In two games, Hilliard has 477 yards rushing and five touchdowns.



Jeremy Hill              RB        6-1, 215         Redemptorist HS (La)

Redemptorist running back Jeremy Hill ran for 150 yards on 32 carries and scored on a short 1-yard run in the Wolves’ 35-14 victory over St. James. Hill has rushed for 299 yards and two touchdowns on 52 carries in the first two games of the season.



Zack Oliver                 WR      6-2, 205         Catholic-B.R. HS (La)

Catholic of Baton Rouge’s Zack Oliver was very impressive in the Bears’ 56-0 win over McKinley HS. Oliver completed 13-of-17 through the air for 172 yards with a pair of scoring strikes – 12 and 3 yards.


Over two games, Oliver has been good on 22-of-29 passes for 306 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions.



Ryan Byrd                   WR/S  6-2, 185         St. Helena HS (La))

Two-way standout Ryan Byrd was double-teamed all evening and did not register a reception in St. Helena’s 44-0 loss to Clinton. Byrd did have a good game defensively with five tackles and he broke up three passes.


On the year, Byrd has nine tackles and an interception, and he’s broken up six passes. Byrd also has three catches for 116 yards and a touchdown on the other side of the ball.

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