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 28 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns – 1 and 12 yards – as Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton (3-2) defeated Lakota East HS 16-6.



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

Travis Dickson caught his first touchdown pass of the season as Ocean Springs (Miss.) moved to 4-1 after a 20-0 win over Hancock. Dickson's 20-yard touchdown grab was his only reception on the night, but the four-star tight end/defensive end also carried once from the fullback position for six yards.



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

Dexter Blackmon and his Selma (Ala.) squad lost for the second consecutive week as the Saints fell to LeFlore 22-6. Blackmon logged three tackles on the night and Selma (3-2) looks to end the two-game losing skid when it hosts Demoplis this Friday.



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

Three-star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu was all over the field for St. Augustine (4-0) in the Purple Knights 28-0 shutout of LaGrange. Mathieu caught a seven-yard touchdown pass from his receiver spot, and defensively he picked off a pass, logged five tackles, and registered a safety in the big win.



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

Elliot Porter missed his fourth straight game of the season with a strained meniscus as Archbishop Shaw lost to Karr, 27-7. Porter says he will return to action this week when the Eagles travel to John Ehret on Friday.



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).

Houston Bates continued his impressive streak for St. Paul's (3-1) as the three-star defensive end registered a sack and five tackles in the Wolves' 24-14 victory against Mandeville.

Bates has racked up six sacks on the year – all over the last three weeks – and he has added 24 tackles despite being constantly double-teamed.



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

The De Soto Eagles rolled to a 56-35 win over Flower Mound behind a 330-yard rushing performance that was aided by the blocking of four-star offensive tackle Evan Washington.



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

The heartbreak continues for Zack Lee and McKinney (Texas) as the Lions dropped another close one to Frisco Wakeland, 42-41.

The three-star signal caller completed 20-of-30 passes for 194 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, and he added 38 yards on the ground on seven attempts.

Lee, the country's No. 24 quarterback, has completed 70-of-120 through the air for 1,138 yards with 16 scores and three interceptions. He has also rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown on 26 attempts.



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

Prattville (Ala.) slipped to 4-2 on the year after a 35-24 loss to the USA Today's fourth-ranked team in the nation in Don Bosco Prep out of New Jersey.

Sam Gibson, a three-star safety prospect, accounted for 282 total yards of offense from his quarterback spot, but an interception with 3:04 left in the game ended Prattville's rally and led to another score by Don Bosco.

On the evening Gibson completed 15-of-29 passes for 188 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He also ran the ball 17 times for 94 yards and two touchdowns that covered 26 and 55 yards.

In six games, Gibson has completed 56-of-100 through the air (56%) for 792 yards with five scores and four interceptions. He has added 214 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground on 70 attempts.



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

Three-star center Cameron Fordham did not play this week as the coaches held him out as a precaution stemming from the mild concussion he suffered the week before.

Duluth (Ga.) Northview came out victorious for the first time this season as the Titans defeated South Forsyth 21-14. Northview has a bye this week and Fordham will be in the stands when LSU travels to Georgia on Saturday.



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

Ronnie Vinson rushed for 58 yards and had 15 yards receiving in Newman's 34-7 loss to John Curtis. The four-star defensive back also added three tackles for the Greenies who lost for the first time this year and are now 3-1.



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

Four-star wide receiver Justin Hunter and the Ocean Lakes Dolphins had a bye last week. Ocean Lakes is 4-0 on the season and will return to action on Friday against a 4-1 First Colonial squad.



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

Three-star outside linebacker Luke Muncie and the Spring (Texas) Klein Oak Panthers (0-4) came close to notching their first victory of the season, but Klein Forest held on for a 39-34 win.

Muncie recorded eight tackles – two for loss – and a sack, and he also forced a fumble.

In four games, Muncie has 26 tackles and five sacks, and he's also intercepted one pass that he returned 43 yards for a touchdown.



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

Eric Reid, the nation's eighth-ranked safety, played only a quarter and a half for Dutchtown and didn't log any tackles, but had a 50-yard run on a fake punt in the Griffins' 19-0 win over St. John.

Reid was hobbled by a sore hip flexor and once Dutchtown took a manageable lead Dutchtown head coach Bennie Saia pulled him to let him rest.



Jermarcus Hardrick   OT        6-7, 315         Fort Scott CC

No. 6 Fort Scott CC improved to 4-0 after a 31-0 demolition of fourth-ranked Hutchinson CC. With help from four-star offensive tackle Jermarcus Hardrick, Fort Scott amassed 408 total yards with 134 on the ground and 274 through the air.



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 a season-high 13 tackles and he also forced a fumble that was scooped up and returned for a touchdown as Notre Dame of Crowley (4-0) remained undefeated after a 34-14 win over St. Louis.

Welter upped his season total to 40 tackles and he also has a sack and two forced fumbles for a Pio defense that is yielding only 54.7 rushing yards a game, and holding opponents to less than 200 yards of total offense a contest.



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

The Eunice Bobcats fell to New Iberia-Westgate 27-6 and four-star defensive back Tharold Simon did not play due to an injured shoulder. Eunice head coach Paul Trosclair said Simon practiced on Monday and plans to play receiver only this Friday when the Bobcats face Notre Dame of Crowley.



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

Three-star fullback Brandon Worle found the end zone for the first time this season as LaGrange (Ga.) Troup County ran away with a 48-7 win over Northside. Worle rushed five times for 35 yards and a touchdown, and he also added a 25-yard reception for the Tigers.



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

Nick Jacobs and the Many Tigers pushed their record to 3-1 after a 35-6 victory over Cedar Creek.

No stats were provided on the three-star tight end, who plays on both sides of the ball for the Tigers, but entering the contest he had four catches for 99 yards and two touchdowns, to go with five tackles and two sacks from his defensive end spot.



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

Five-star wide out Mike Davis had only one catch for a 6-yard touchdown in Dallas-Skyline's 42-27 win over Lake Highlands.

The country's No. 9 receiver has 13 receptions for 339 yards (26.1 YPC) and five touchdowns for the 4-0 Raiders.



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

Justin Maclin and Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway rallied for their second straight victory by defeating Melrose 21-19. Ridgeway is now only one game away from the .500 mark sitting at 2-3 on the year.



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

Jordan Allen logged one solo tackle in West Monroe's 47-14 win against Captain Shreve.

The four-star defensive end has 12 tackles (9 solos and 3 assists) and one sack for the 4-0 Rebels.



2010 Targets


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

Trovon Reed accounted for 208 yards of offense and led Thibodaux to a 38-14 win over Terrebonne. The four-star receiver rushed for 161 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns – 13 and 35 yards – and completed 6-of-10 passes for 47 yards and a touchdown that covered 17 yards.

Reed now has 807 total yards of offense – 428 rushing and 373 passing – with eight total score (4 passing and 4 rushing).



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

Lache Seastrunk rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown, and added a 75-yard touchdown reception in Temple, Texas' 38-23 loss to A&M Consolidated.

The five-star running back pushed his season totals to 360 yards and five touchdowns rushing in four games, and he also has a couple of receiving scores.



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

Three-star running back Alfred Blue rushed for 76 yards and three touchdowns in Hahnville's 39-9 win over O. Perry Walker.

Blue, who scored on runs of 3, 4 and 5 yards, has 530 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns for Lou Valdin's 4-0 Hahnville squad.



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

Jarrett Fobbs had six catches for 63 yards but Shreveport-Huntington lost to Parkway 17-7. Fobbs, a current Texas A&M commitment, has 18 receptions for 226 yards and three touchdown for the 1-3 Raiders.



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

James Wright had a big night for Belle Chasse but it wasn't enough as the Cardinals fell to Salmen 34-14. The three-star wide out caught six passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.

Wright has 20 receptions for 453 yards and seven touchdowns in four games of action in 2009.



2011 Targets


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

Patterson held on to defeat St. James behind another outstanding performance by running back Kenny Hilliard.

Hilliard carried the rock 35 times for 256 yards with two short 1-yard touchdown runs and another from 35 yards out. After carrying the ball 236 times as a sophomore and not fumbling once, the standout back did put the ball on the ground three times against St. James.

For the year, Hilliard has rushed 136 times for 929 yards and nine touchdowns in four games.



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

Baton Rouge-Redemptorist running back Jeremy Hill scored on a short 2-yard run to get the scoring started and the Wolves steamrolled Jackson 41-0. That was Hill's only scoring run of the night and it gave him eight rushing touchdowns on the year.



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

Tennessee commitment Anthony Johnson had another huge outing but O. Perry Walker lost to Hahnville 39-9.

Johnson was in on 11 tackles and a sack, and also forced a fumble which pushed his season totals to 37 tackles and four sacks. He's also forced a fumble and recovered one, to go with his rushing touchdown from the fullback spot.



Jarvis Landry                 WR  6-0, 185                   Lutcher HS (La)

Lutcher wide receiver Jarvis Landry had 340 all-purpose yards in a 69-37 win over Warren Easton.

Landry had seven receptions for 140 yards and three scores from 50, 11 and 9 yards out. He also added another 200 yards in returns.

In four contests, Landry has 22 receptions for 336 yards and five touchdowns.



Chuck Hunter            DT  6-1, 290             West Monroe HS (La)

Chuck Hunter had a big night for the Rebels with nine tackles (5 solos and 4 assists) as West Monroe cruised to a 47-14 victory over Captain Shreve.

The big defensive tackle has 22 tackles (17 solos and 5 assists) and a pair of sacks on the year.



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

Ryan Byrd and Greensburg-St. Helena Central fell to Amite 48-6.

Byrd, a standout on both sides of the ball, was double-teamed most of the night and had only one rush for seven yards on the offensive side. Defensively, he had six tackles and he broke up two passes while picking off one more.

On the year, Byrd has six receptions for 200 yards and a touchdown, to go with three interceptions, nine pass breakups, and 19 tackles.



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

Brian Ensminger completed 13-of-17 passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns – 4, 63 and 11 yards – in Hahnville's big 39-9 defeat of O. Perry Walker.

In four games, Ensminger has been good on 48-of-69 passes (70%) for 779 yards with 11 touchdowns and only one interception.



Daniel Sams                                  QB  6-1, 185                         Salmen HS (La)

Salmen's dual-threat quarterback Daniel Sams rushed for 129 yards and a touchdown in leading Salmen to a 33-14 win over Belle Chasse.



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