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)

Spencer Ware and his Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton squad dropped to 3-3 after Friday's 31-14 loss to Colerain HS.

Ware, a four-star running back and ranked No. 9 in the country, led the Vikings with 92 rushing yards on 14 carries with one tote going for a 68-yard touchdown run. He also passed for 144 yards and another touchdown in the loss.



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

Ocean Springs (Miss.) improved to 5-1 overall after a 9-0 victory over Petal HS on Friday. Next up for four-star prospect Travis Dickson and the Greyhounds is a home contest against 3-3 Biloxi on Friday.



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

After winning three straight to open the season, Dexter Blackmon and the Selma Saints dropped their third consecutive game after a 39-14 loss to Demopolis HS.



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

Three-star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and his 4-0 St. Augustine squad had a bye last week. The Purple Knights return to action on Saturday when they play host to Jesuit HS (3-2).



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

Three-star lineman Elliot Porter made his much anticipated debut on Friday and the Eagles ran away with a 35-7 victory over John Ehret.

Porter, who will play offensive guard at LSU but plays defensive tackle at Shaw, logged nine tackles, a sack and had two quarterback hurries in the big win.



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

St. Paul's (4-1) won its fourth straight game after opening the campaign with a 26-24 loss to Edna Karr.

The Wolves defeated Hammond 38-21 and three-star prospect Houston Bates had another good outing with eight tackles including three behind the line of scrimmage.

On the year, Bates has 32 tackles and six sacks at the halfway point of the regular season.



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

Four-star offensive tackle Evan Washington and the De Soto Eagles had a bye last week. De Soto (4-1) returns to action on Friday for a big match up with North Mesquite (Texas).



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

McKinney (Texas) continues to struggle on the defensive side of the ball as the Lions were beaten by Denison (Texas), 75-37.

Zack Lee completed 17-of-34 passes for 250 yards with two scoring tosses and two interceptions. He also rushed for 37 yards and a touchdown on 13 attempts.

Lee, the country's No. 24 quarterback, has completed 87-of-154 through the air for 1,388 yards with 18 scores and five interceptions. He has also rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns on 39 attempts.



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

Sam Gibson inflicted plenty of damage to the Jeff Davis defense early and often as Prattville (Ala.) rolled to a 52-0 victory.

Gibson, a three-star safety prospect who plays quarterback for the Lions, rushed for 53 yards and a touchdown on three attempts with the scoring run covering 38 yards. He also completed 6-of-8 passes for 52 yards and two touchdowns – 17 and 10 yards.

With his performance, Gibson increased his season passing totals to 62 completions in 107 pass attempts for 844 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions. On the ground, Gibson has 73 rushes for 267 yards (3.7 avg.) and eight touchdowns.



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

Three-star center Cameron Fordham and his Duluth (Ga.) Northview squad had a bye last week, but the Titans will try to make it two wins in a row on Friday when they travel to Norcross HS.



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

Four-star defensive back Ronnie Vinson logged 15 tackles and intercepted a pass in Newman's 42-13 loss to St. Charles Catholic. The Greenies fell to 3-2 on the year and will face Douglass HS on Friday.



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

Four-star wide receiver Justin Hunter had four receptions for 30 yards as Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes defeated First Colonial 36-14.



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

Three-star outside linebacker Luke Muncie and the Spring (Texas) Klein Oak Panthers (0-5) came up short again in a 17-10 loss to Klein HS.

Muncie had a season-high 13 tackles – four for loss – and a sack, and he also broke up two passes on the evening.

In five games, Muncie has 52 tackles and six 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, was all over the field for Dutchtown as the Griffins defeated Parkview Baptist 24-15.

The four-star safety scooped up a fumble and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown, and he registered eight tackles and broke up three passes. Reid also caught one pass for eight yards in a limited role on offense.



Jermarcus Hardrick   OT        6-7, 315         Fort Scott CC

No. 3 Fort Scott Community College and four-star offensive tackle Jermarcus Hardrick rolled to a 31-9 win over Independence. Next up for Fort Scott is Dodge City Community College.



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

Three-star outside linebacker D.J. Welter recorded eight tackles and a sack, and he also recovered a fumble as Notre Dame of Crowley defeated Eunice 35-7.

Welter pushed his season totals to 48 tackles (29 solos and 19 assists) and three sacks with one forced fumble and two fumbles recovered.



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

Four-star defensive back Tharold Simon played exclusively on offense due to a lingering shoulder injury, and from his wide receiver spot he caught four passes for 26 yards in Eunice's 35-7 loss to Notre Dame of Crowley.



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

After playing on a bad knee early in the season, three-star fullback Bandon Worle is back to his old self.

Worle rushed for 50 yards on five carries and caught one pass for 30 yards in Troup County's 42-7 win over Columbus. Worle also saw some time at defensive end and he registered a sack and two tackles for the 4-2 Tigers.



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

Three-star tight end Nick Jacobs did not catch a pass but recorded four pancake blocks in Many's 57-20 victory over DeQuincy HS.

On the season, Jacobs, who plays on both sides of the ball for the Tigers, has four catches for 99 yards and two touchdowns, to go with nine tackles and three sacks from his defensive end spot.



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

Dallas-Skyline cruised to a 65-0 win over Molina (Texas) as the Raiders moved to 5-0 on the season.

Davis, the country's No. 9 receiver, did not play due to the flu and a minor hand injury that he says will not keep him sidelined this week.

On the year Davis has 13 receptions for 339 yards (26.1 YPC) and five touchdowns for the 5-0 Raiders.



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

Four-star defender Justin Maclin was in on 10 tackles and registered a pair of sacks from his defensive end spot as Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway.



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

Four-star defensive end Jordan Allen logged five tackles (4 solo 1 assist) in West Monroe's 35-6 win over Airline HS.

Allen, the nation's 10th-ranked defensive end has 17 tackles (13 solos and 4 assists) and one sack on the year for the 5-0 Rebels.



2010 Targets


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

Against South Terrebonne, Trovon Reed went down with what is being reported as a possible MCL injury on the first possession of the game. The Tigers could not overcome the loss and were beaten 14-12.

Reed entered the contest with 807 total yards of offense – 428 rushing and 373 passing – with eight total score (4 passing and 4 rushing).

More details of Reed's injury are expected on Monday according to Thibodaux head coach Dennis Lorio.



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

Five-star running back Lache Seastrunk ran for 103 yards on 19 carries but Temple (Texas) fell to Copperas Cove 24-10.

Seastrunk, the nation's No. 2 running back, could have had a much bigger night, but a 72-yard touchdown run was called back due to a chop-block penalty.

On the year, Seastrunk has rushed for 463 yards and five touchdowns, and he's added two more touchdowns on the receiving end.



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

Three-star running back Alfred Blue rushed 14 times for 88 yards and scored on three short runs of 1, 4 and 6 yards, and added three receptions for 32 yards in Hahnville's 42-7 win over Vandebilt Catholic.

Blue now has 636 yards and 12 touchdowns on 79 carries – 8.1 yards per carry – on the year.



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

Jarrett Fobbs had his best performance of the year with 15 receptions for 133 yards and two touchdowns – 28 and 17 yards – in Shreveport-Huntington's 36-28 victory over Minden.

Fobbs, a current Texas A&M commitment, has 33 receptions for 359 yards and five touchdowns for the 2-3 Raiders.



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

James Wright caught four passes for 49 yards with two touchdowns – 20 and 19 yards – but it wasn't enough as Franklinton pulled away with a big 58-21 win over Belle Chasse.

In five games, Wright has 24 receptions for 507 yards and eight touchdowns.



2011 Commitments


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

Jeremy Hill rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown – 10 yards – on 21 carries as Baton Rouge-Redemptorist ran away with a 43-12 victory over Washington Marion HS.

Hill, who left the game with what he called a "bruised shin", pushed his season marks to 646 yards and nine touchdowns on 117 carries.



La'el Collins              OT        6-5, 280         Redemptorist HS (La)

La'el Collins played a hand in the Redemptorist offense rolling up 359 total yards of offense with 224 on the ground in a 43-12 victory over Washington Marion.



2011 Targets


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

Patterson dropped to 3-2 on the year after a 27-19 loss to Comeaux HS, but it wasn't because of a lack of effort from standout running back Kenny Hilliard.

Hilliard ran 21 times for 164 yards and he scored all three Lumberjack touchdowns on runs of 75, 2 and 20 yards.

With that performance, Hilliard has rushed 157 times for 1,093 yards and 12 touchdowns in five games. It also put him over the 5,000-yard mark for his career.



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

St. Helena Central improved to 2-3 with a 14-0 victory over Albany HS sparked by a big night from Ryan Byrd.

Byrd had three receptions for 71 yards on offense, and he added seven tackles and an interception with another two passes broken up. The stat sheet could have been even more impressive had it not been for a 37-yard touchdown reception called back on a penalty, as well as the interception that he returned 88 yards for a touchdown that was also called back for a blocking infraction.

Through five games, Byrd has nine receptions for 271 yards and a touchdown, to go with four interceptions, 11 pass breakups, and 26 tackles from his safety spot.



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

Tennessee commitment Anthony Johnson was his usual dominant self but it wasn't enough as O. Perry Walker was shutout by Archbishop Rummel, 23-0.

Johnson logged 13 tackles and two sacks, and he also recovered a fumble as the Chargers dropped to 2-3 on the season.

Johnson now has 50 tackles and six sacks on the year. He's also forced a fumble and recovered two, to go with his rushing touchdown from the fullback spot.



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

Another week and another big showing for Lutcher wide receiver Jarvis Landry as the Bulldogs beat Destrehan, 48-10.

Landry had eight catches for 175 yards and two touchdowns, and also added five tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

On the year, Landry has 29 receptions for 485 yards and seven touchdowns.



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

Big defensive tackle Chuck Hunter was in on three stops (2 solo and 1 assist) as West Monroe pulled away fro a 35-6 win over Airline HS.

Thus far in 2009, Hunter has 25 tackles (19 solos and 6 assists) and a pair of sacks.



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

Brian Ensminger completed 8-of-11 passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns – 9 and 22 yards – in Hahnville's 42-7 win over Vandebilt Catholic.

In five games, Ensminger has been good on 56-of-80 passes (70%) for 878 yards with 13 touchdowns and only one interception.



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

Zack Oliver completed 23-of-41 passes for 286 yards with two touchdowns and an interception but the Catholic of Baton Rouge Bears lost to Central, 60-21.

That lifted Oliver's season totals to 65-of-107 passing for 906 yards with 10 touchdowns.



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

Salmen's dual-threat quarterback Daniel Same accounted for 198 yards (115 rushing and 83 passing) and three touchdowns – two passing and one rushing - in leading Slidell-Salmen to a 42-12 win over St. James.



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

Alonzo Lewis hauled in a nine-yard touchdown pass but St. James fell to Slidell-Salmen, 42-12.



Terrence MaGee                        QB  5-10, 200                      Franklinton HS (La)

Terrance MaGee had a huge night for Franklinton as the Demons trounced Belle Chasse HS, 58-21.

MaGee accounted for 310 total yards of offense and four touchdowns, as he completed 12-of-18 passes for 159 yards and two scores to go with 152 yards rushing and a score on 17 attempts.

In five outings, MaGee has completed 38-of-68 passes (56%) for 642 yards with 12 touchdowns and only two interceptions. He has added 578 yards rushing and six scores (14.5 avg.) on 40 attempts.



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