Stars Shine

Another week has come and gone on the high school football ranks and several Tiger commitments had big performances. Here is an update on all of LSU's 2010 commitments, along with a look at several 2010 and 2011 targets.

2010 Commitments


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

Four-star running back Spencer Ware rushed for a 1-yard touchdown in his second game of action on the year, but it wasn't enough as Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton fell to Fairfield HS 17-14. Princeton is now 2-2 on the year.



Travis Dickson       TE/DE  6-3, 228     Ocean Springs HS (Miss)

Travis Dickson and his Ocean Springs (Miss.) squad posted a 13-0 win over D'Iberville HS on Friday. Ocean Springs upped its record to 3-1 and Dickson was part of a Greyhound defense that limited the opposition to just 78 yards rushing.



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

Selma (Ala.) dropped its first game of the season on Friday as the Saints lost to Greenville (Ala.), 41-6.

Defensive tackle Dexter Blackmon said he played most of the first half but left with a minor back injury and did not play in the second half.

Prior to Friday's loss, Blackmon had 10 tackles and recovered one fumble on the year.



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

New Orleans-St. Augustine improved to 3-0 after a 9-6 win against Warren Easton HS on Friday. Three-star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu was in on 12 tackles and he also intercepted a pass for the Purple Knights.



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

Elliot Porter missed his third straight game of the year with a strained meniscus, but he says he should return to action this week. Archbishop Shaw lost to New Iberia-Westgate, 18-14, as the Eagles fell to 2-1 on the season.



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

Covington-St. Paul's rolled to a 41-0 victory over Cohen HS and three-star defensive end Houston Bates came up big for the Wolves (2-1).

Bates logged nine tackles, three sacks and forced a fumble in the first half alone as he did not play in the second half due to the score. In three games, Bates has recorded 19 tackles and five sacks with all five sacks coming in the last two weeks.



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

Four-star offensive lineman Evan Washington helped De Soto (Texas) roll up 678 yards of total offense in a 64-23 victory over Duncanville HS. The Eagles are now 3-1 and currently ranked No. 6 in the state in one poll.



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

Zack Lee, a three-star signal caller, had his second consecutive game where he threw for more than 350 yards and five touchdowns, but McKinney (Texas) still lost to McKinney Boyd, 78-51.

After throwing for 360 yards and five touchdowns the week before, Lee passed for 374 yards and five scores on Friday, and also added a touchdown on the ground. The country's No. 24 quarterback completed 20-of-37 passes on the evening and did not throw an interception.

Through three games, Lee has completed 50-of-91 passes for 948 yards with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions.



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

Sam Gibson accounted for four touchdowns – three rushing and one passing – in leading Prattville (Ala.) to a 38-14 victory against Wetumpka HS.

Gibson, a three-star safety who plays quarterback for the Lions, rushed for 56 of his 91 yards in the second half, and scored all three of his touchdowns in the final two quarters.



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

Cameron Fordham suffered a mild concussion but still played the entire game as Duluth (Ga,) Northview dropped to 0-4 on the year after a 51-10 loss to Collins Hill HS.



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

Four-star defensive back Ronnie Vinson had a big night for Newman in the Greenies' 30-10 victory over Northlake Christian HS on Thursday. Vinson rushed for 121 yards and caught two passes for 75 yards and a touchdown.



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

Ocean Lakes (Va.) standout receiver Justin Hunter had his most productive outing of the year in helping his team to a 42-7 win against Kempsville HS. Hunter pulled in seven passes for 122 yards with one of his receptions going for a 46-tard touchdown.



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

Three-star outside linebacker Luke Muncie and Spring (Texas) Klein Oak (0-3) had a bye this week, but the Panthers will play on Thursday against Klein Forest as they are still looking for their first victory of the season.

In three contests, Muncie has 18 tackles and four sacks. He's also forced one fumble and recovered another to go with an interception that he returned 43 yards for a touchdown.



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

Four-star safety Eric Reid intercepted a pass and logged 10 tackles in leading Dutchtown to a 20-14 upset win over Trovon Reed and the Thibodaux Tigers.



Jermarcus Hardrick   OT        6-7, 315         Fort Scott CC

Four-star offensive tackle Jermarcus Hardrick paved the way for a rushing attack that racked up 415 yards on the ground as Fort Scott CC remained unbeaten after three games after a 45-35 win over Garden City CC.



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

Notre Dame of Crowley posted its second consecutive shutout of the season as the Pios blanked Baton Rouge-Christian Life 40-0.

Three-star outside linebacker D.J. Welter had nine tackles including one for a loss, and on the year he now has 31 tackles, one sack, and he's also recovered a fumble.



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

Four-star defensive back Tharold Simon had two catches for 39 yards, but left the game after separating his shoulder on his second reception in Eunice's 15-9 loss to Lafayette HS.



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

LaGrange (Ga.) Troup County and three-star fullback Brandon Worle dropped to 2-2 on the year after a 48-6 loss to Washington County HS.



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

Many (La.) and three-star tight end Nick Jacobs rolled to a big 48-16 win over Loyola College Prep. Jacobs caught one pass for eight yards and recorded six pancake blocks on the evening.

Through three games, Jacobs has four catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns.



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

Five-star receiver Mike Davis caught four passes for 137 yards and had a big 67-yard touchdown in Dallas-Skyline's 45-19 victory over Plano East (Texas).

Davis pushed his season totals to 12 receptions for 323 yards and four touchdowns, and is averaging 26.9 yards a catch.



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

Four-star outside linebacker Justin Maclin and the Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway Runners notched their first victory of the season in a 21-0 shutout of Collierville HS.

Maclin put his hand on the ground and played defensive end after playing middle linebacker the first three weeks. He registered two sacks on the evening and played a vital role in holding the Dragons to just 158 yards of total offense.



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

West Monroe stayed undefeated after a 35-0 shutout of Richwood HS.

Four-star defensive end Jordan Allen had four tackles for the Rebels, and he now has 10 total stops and one sack on the year.



2010 Targets


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

Four-star wide receiver prospect Trovon Reed played his heart out, but Thibodaux was upset by Dutchtown, 20-14.

Reed led the Tigers with 110 yards rushing and a touchdown on 16 attempts, and he completed 7-of-13 passes for 117 yards with one interception.

On the year, Reed has 599 total yards of offense – 267 rushing and 332 passing – with five total touchdowns (3 passing and 2 rushing).



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

Five-star running back Lache Seastrunk rushed for two touchdowns on runs of 67 and 21 yards, and finished with 112 yards on 18 carries in Temple, Texas' 17-14 win over Plano. With his two touchdown runs, Seastrunk is now Temple's career leader with 42 rushing scores as he surpassed Delarrius Wilson's record. He also is the career rushing leader – another one of Wilson's records that he broke this season.

Seastrunk, who was stopped for negative yardage on seven of his rushes in the win, has carried the ball 44 times for 273 yards and four touchdowns in three games.



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

Alfred Blue had a huge night for Hahnville but the Tigers lost to Lutcher, 42-34, in double overtime.

The three-star running back carried the ball 28 times for 207 yards and two touchdowns, but he fumbled three times and lost two of them.

On the year, Blue has now carried the ball 49 times and gained 454 yards with seven touchdowns.



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

Texas A&M commitment Jarrett Fobbs scored the game-winning touchdown as Shreveport-Huntington notched its first victory of the year in a 26-21 win over Bossier HS.

Fobbs caught 10 passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns – 5 and 3 yards, and rushed one time for two yards. He now has 12 receptions for 163 yards and three touchdowns, and has rushed six times for 22 yards.



2011 Targets


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

Patterson's outstanding running back Kenny Hilliard ran for 190 yards and a touchdown in the Lumberjacks' 34-7 win over Cecilia HS.

Hilliard entered the contest as the state's leading rusher and his numbers improved to 673 yards and six scores after the victory over Cecilia.



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

Baton Rouge-Redemptorist held on to defeat Woodlawn HS, 43-41, in a cross-town matchup with Jeremy Hill turning in an outstanding performance. Hill rushed for five touchdowns – 3, 4, 1, 2 and 10 yards – and 133 yards on the night.

Hill is one of his area's leading rushers thus far in 2009 with 432 yards and seven touchdowns.



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

Baton Rouge-Catholic signal caller Zack Oliver completed 11-of-17 through the air for 139 yards, but the Bears lost for the first time this season, 14-10, to Lafayette-St. Thomas More.

Oliver did not throw a touchdown or interception, and on the year he has completed 33-of-48 passes for 445 yards with five scores and no interceptions.



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

Ryan Byrd had three receptions for 84 yards but St. Helena Central came up on the losing end to Kentwood, 19-13. Byrd also logged four tackles and picked off pass, and he also broke up another pass in the loss.

In three games, Byrd has six catches for 200 yards and touchdown, and he's also intercepted two passes, broke up seven more, and registered 13 tackles.



Anthony Johnson           DT  6-3, 290         O. P. Walker HS (La)

Anthony Johnson and O. Perry Walker lost for the first time this season as Brother Martin held on for an 18-14 win.

Johnson logged 13 tackles for the Chargers and pushed his season totals to 26 tackles, three sacks and a fumble recovery. He's also rushed for a touchdown from the fullback spot.



Alonzo Lewis                        WR  6-3, 200                   St. James HS (La)

Alonzo Lewis had a big 91-yard touchdown reception but his St. James squad fell to East St. John 34-27.



Brian Ensminger                          QB  6-2, 195               Hahnville HS (La)

Hahnville quarterback Brian Ensminger completed 16-of-30 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns in Hahnville's 42-34 double overtime loss to Lutcher. Ensminger also threw one interception on the evening.

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