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 – the nation's No. 9 running back – combined for 228 yards of total offense and helped lift his Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton team to a 21-20 victory over Oak Hills.

Ware rushed for 67 yards and scored on a short 1-yard plunge. He also completed 10-of-15 passes for 161 yards for the Vikings who moved to 4-3 on the year.



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

Four-star prospect Travis Dickson logged seven tackles and a sack as Ocean Springs (Miss.) posted a 24-0 shutout of Biloxi. Dickson helped the Greyhound (6-1) defense limit Biloxi to just 63 yards and four first downs – two courtesy of penalties.



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

Selma (Ala.) lost for the fourth straight time this season as the Saints fell 14-6 to Chilton County. After opening the campaign with three consecutive victories, Selma is now 3-4 on the year.



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

Do-it-all athlete Tyrann Mathieu lived up to the billing, but St. Augustine lost for the first time this season as the Purple Knights dropped a 7-6 decision to Jesuit. Mathieu, a three-star cornerback, picked off a pass and forced a fumble, and also added six receptions for 67 yards.



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

Elliot Porter played only in the first half because the game was out of reach, but he made his presence felt in Archbishop Shaw's 41-12 win over H.L. Bourgeois.

Porter registered five tackles and was credited with a half a sack to bring his season totals to 14 tackles and 1.5 sacks in two games of action. He missed the first four games with a minor knee injury and says that there is no pain or discomfort since returning to action.



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

Houston Bates and the St. Paul's defense limited Slidell to just 75 total yards as the Wolves pulled away for a 24-0 victory.



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

Four-star offensive lineman Evan Washington and his DeSoto (Texas) squad improved to 5-1 after Friday's 48-27 victory over North Mesquite.



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

McKinney (Texas) rolled to a 35-0 win over Frisco behind the stellar play of three-star signal caller Zack Lee.

Lee completed 12-of-15 passes for 225 yards with a pair of scoring strikes. He also rushed for 30 yards and a touchdown on five attempts.

In six games, Lee – the country's No. 24 quarterback – has completed 99-of-169 through the air for 1,613 yards with 20 scores and five interceptions. He has also rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns on 44 attempts.



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

Prattville (Ala.) won a defensive struggle over Elmore by a count of 7-6. The Lions – led by quarterback Sam Gibson – accounted for only 134 yards of offense, but it was enough to clinch their eighth straight region championship and to move to 5-2 overall and 5-0 in region play.



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

Cameron Fordham logged six tackles – two for loss – a sack, and accounted for Duluth (Ga.) Northview's only points when he recorded a safety in the Titans' 31-2 loss to North Gwinnett. Fordham says he also recorded quite a few pancakes from his tight end spot with his defensive stats coming from the defensive end position.



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

Ronnie Vinson rushed for 55 yards on seven carries, and added three tackles and broke up two passes in Newman's 34-6 win over Douglass.



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

Four-star wide receiver Justin Hunter came up big for Ocean Lakes as the Dolphins (6-0) remained undefeated after a 24-23 win over Kellam. Hunter accounted for all three Dolphin scores as he caught touchdown passes from 44, 65 and 41 yards out. The country's No. 22 wide out finished with eight catches for 176 yards – 22 yards a reception – and the three scores.



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

Luke Muncie and his Spring (Texas) Klein Oak squad pulled out their first victory of the year as the Panthers held on for a 27-20 victory over Tomball. The three-star outside linebacker was credited with nine tackles – two for loss – and a pair of sacks.

In six games, Muncie has 61 tackles, eight sacks, and one interception that he returned for a 43-yard touchdown.



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

Eric Reid and his Dutchtown Griffins came up short in a 14-6 loss to Destrehan. Reid, the nation's No. 8 safety, recorded four tackles and broke up one pass for head coach Bennie Saia's squad.



Jermarcus Hardrick   OT        6-7, 315         Fort Scott CC

No. 3 Fort Scott CC rolled to a 21-0 victory against Dodge City behind another impressive offensive performance. The Greyhounds (6-0, 5-0) and four-star offensive tackle Jermarkus Hardrick amassed 327 yards of offense in the win.



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

Notre Dame of Crowley limited Erath to only 81 yards of offense and posted a convincing 35-0 win. Three-star outside linebacker D.J. Welter logged nine tackles and recovered a fumble for the stingy Pio defense.

Welter pushed his season marks to 57 tackles and three sacks, with one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.



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

Tharold Simon caught five passes for 71 yards as the Eunice Bobcats defeated Westlake 24-21.



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.

Troup County dropped to 4-3 after a 27-5 loss to Carver on Friday. That ended a two-game winning streak for Brandon Worle and the Tigers.



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

Many (La.) was too much for Lakeview and the Tigers pulled out a big 42-6 win. Three-star tight end Nick Jacobs caught a pair of two-point conversions and had six pancake blocks.



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

Dallas (Texas) Skyline moved to 6-0 after a 36-7 victory over Richardson. Five-star receiver Mike Davis missed his second straight game due to the Flu and a minor hand injury, but expects to be on the field this Friday.

On the season, Davis has 13 receptions for 339 yards (26.1 YPC) and five touchdowns in four games.



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

Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway fell to 3-4 on the campaign after Thursday's 36-14 loss to Wooddale. Four-star outside linebacker Justin Maclin recorded a pair of sacks and logged nine tackles from his defensive end spot for the Roadrunners.



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

West Monroe cruised to a 43-12 victory over Ouachita Parish and four-star defensive end Jordan Allen had one of his best games of the season. Allen logged six tackles – five solos and an assist – and added a sack for the Rebels.

In six games, the country's 10th-ranked end has 23 tackles – 18 solos and 5 assists – and two sacks.



2010 Targets


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

Thibodaux dropped a 20-15 decision to Central Lafourche and four-star wide receiver prospect Trovon Reed missed the game with a minor knee injury. Reed is expected to miss at least one more week, but he told Managing Editor Shea Dixon that he may return the following week.

On the season, Reed has 827 total yards of offense – 428 rushing and 393 passing – with eight total score (4 passing and 4 rushing).



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

Five-star running back Lache Seastrunk rushed for a season-high 134 yards with 71 by way of a long touchdown run that helped spark Temple (Texas) to a 31-14 win against Ellison.

Seastrunk has now rushed for 597 yards and six touchdowns for the Wildcats (2-4), and he has two touchdown receptions.



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

Three-star running back Alfred Blue rushed for 105 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries in Hahnville's 37-2 win against East Ascension. Blue scored on two short runs – 1 and 2 yards – then broke a big 53-yarder for his final score.

Through six games, Blue has amassed 741 yards and 15 touchdowns on 96 carries.



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

Jarrett Fobbs had a big night but it could have been much bigger in Shreveport-Huntington's 40-10 win against Woodlawn.

Fobbs, a Texas A&M commit, rushed for 102 yards on six carries with one tote going for a 5-yard touchdown run. However, Fobbs had a 49-yard scoring run called back, and lost another 54 rushing yards and a touchdown run due to penalties. He also added 21 yards receiving on a pair of catches.

On the season, Fobbs has 35 receptions for 380 yards and five touchdowns, and has more than 200 yards rushing as well.



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

James Wright caught three passes for 87 yards and ran the ball once for 10 yards in Belle Chasse's 31-21 loss to Vandebilt Catholic. On the year, Wright has 27 receptions for 592 yards and eight touchdowns.



Joshua Shaw             CB      6-1, 180         Palmdale HS (Calif)

Joshua Shaw provided several big plays for the Falcons and Palmdale (Calif.) pulled out a 16-12 victory against Quartz Hill.

Shaw, who starts at quarterback and cornerback, completed 4-of-15 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown that proved to be the game winner on a 33-yard scoring strike. He also rushed for 113 yards on 10 carries and accounted for the only other Palmdale touchdown on a 13-yard scamper.

Defensively, the four-star cornerback logged three tackles (two solos and an assist), and he also added 62 yards in the return game to give him 276 all-purpose yards on the night.

On the year, Shaw has completed 45-of-99 passes (45.5%) for 872 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions. He's added 398 yards and three touchdowns rushing on 45 carries.

On the defensive side of the ball, Shaw has 16 tackles – seven solos and nine assists – and has blocked a field goal. He also averages 29.3 yards on eight kick returns and 11 yards on a pair of punt returns.



2011 Commitments


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

Jeremy Hill rushed for 60 yards and had the game-winning touchdown on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter to propel Baton Rouge-Redemptorist to a 29-23 victory against West Feliciana. Hill, who is a teammate of LSU commitment La'el Collins, now has 726 yards and 10 touchdowns rushing on the season.



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

La'el Collins played a hand in Redemptorist's 29-23 victory over West Feliciana.



2011 Targets


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

Kenny Hilliard ran wild once again and Patterson defeated Catholic of New Iberia 27-13. Hilliard rushed for 289 yards and four touchdowns which pushed his totals to 1,375 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground in six games.



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

Impressive play on both sides of the ball has been the norm for Ryan Byrd thus far and he continued that trend in St. Helena Central's 20-14 victory against Northlake Christian.

Byrd caught four passes for 112 yards with a 32-yard touchdown that proved to be the game-winner. He also recorded nine tackles while playing cornerback.

Six games into his junior campaign and Byrd has 13 receptions for 383 yards and two touchdowns. He's intercepted four passes and broke up 11 more to go with 35 tackles.



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

Anthony Johnson had a season-high 15 tackles and he also recorded a sack, but O. Perry Walker still lost 12-6 to Edna Karr in double overtime. The big performance by Johnson, who is committed to Tennessee, upped his season totals to 65 tackles and seven sacks.



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

Lutcher's undefeated season is still intact after a 57-12 Bulldog victory over Helen Cox.

Standout receiver Jarvis Landry caught nine passes for 134 yards with two of his receptions going for touchdowns. He also logged five tackles playing a combination of safety and linebacker.

Landry now has 40 receptions for 626 yards – 15.7 yards a catch – and nine scores. He also has 55 yards rushing and a touchdown on 10 carries.

Defensively, he has 36 total tackles – 22 solos and 14 assists – and one interception.

In the return department, Landry averages 12.7 yards on three punt returns and 29.3 yards on six kick returns for Lutcher (6-0).



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

Chuck Hunter logged one solo tackle in West Monroe's 43-12 win against Ouachita Parish. Hunter now has 26 tackles – 20 solos and 6 assists – and two sacks for the 6-0 Rebels.



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

Zack Oliver tossed three touchdown passes – 19, 29 and 30 yards – and ran for another in Catholic of Baton Rouge' 46-0 win against Walker.



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

Slidell's Daniel Sams was nearly unstoppable in a 36-0 blanking of East Jefferson. Sams completed 15-of-21 passes for a season-high 252 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. That wasn't all, however, as Sams ran for 145 yards and a touchdown as well.



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

Franklinton ripped Riverdale apart 62-0 behind the play of quarterback Terrance Magee and co. Magee completed 6-of-10 passes for 169 yards with two touchdown passes.

On the season, Magee is 44-of-78 passing (56.4%) for 811 yards with 14 touchdowns and just two interceptions. He also has 578 yards rushing and six scores on 40 attempts – 14.4 yards per carry.



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