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 and the Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton Vikings squared off against Five-star outside linebacker Jordan Hicks and his West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West squad on Friday, with Hicks coming out on top in a 28-0 victory.

Ware had a rough night throwing the ball, completing just 4-of-21 passes for 85 yards, but he did rush for 109 yards on the evening.

On the year, Ware has rushed for 628 yards and nine touchdowns for the 4-4 Vikings.



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

Ocean Springs (Miss.) was upset by Harrison Central, 21-16. Four-star prospect Travis Dickson played defensive end, tight end and fullback for the Greyhounds (6-2) and you can view video of Dickson in action by clicking here.

On the evening, Dickson was constantly double and triple-teamed, but he still logged six tackles, and also rushed twice for 10 yards.



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

Selma (Ala.) hoped to put an end to their four-game losing skid, but the Saints were unsuccessful and came up on the losing end again in a 51-0 loss to Montgomery-Carver.



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

Tyrann Mathieu was hampered by a sore groin and bruised ribs and did not play much in New Orleans-St. Augustine's 31-19 loss to Archbishop Shaw. The three-star cornerback still logged a pair of tackles in his limited capacity as St. Aug dropped to 4-2.



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

Elliot Porter was in on eight tackles and he logged a sack as the Shaw Eagles (5-2) defeated St. Augustine 31-19 on Saturday afternoon. Porter has 22 tackles and 2.5 sacks in three games of action this season.



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

Covington-St. Paul's continues to roll as the Wolves' defense pitched a shutout in a 34-0 win over Northshore. Three-star defensive end Houston Bates had another stellar performance with seven tackles and three sacks to bring his season totals to 35 tackles and 11 sacks for the 6-1 Wolves.



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

Four-star offensive tackle Evan Washington and the DeSoto Eagles improved to 6-1 after a 28-21 win against Tyler Lee. Washington helped pave the way for Marcus Murphy, who rushed for 109 and a touchdown.



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

Zack Lee didn't attempt many passes but he still inflicted plenty of damage in leading McKinney (Texas) to a 49-3 victory over McKinney North. Lee completed just 5-of-11 tosses for 106 yards, but three of his throws went for touchdowns that covered 41, 7 and 10 yards. He also ran for a 1-yard score and finished with 25 yards on six attempts.

In seven games, Lee has been good on 104-of-180 passes (57.8%) for 1,719 yards with 23 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions. The three-star signal caller had added 196 yards on the ground on 50 carries with four totes going for scores.



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

In an effort to utilize Sam Gibson's versatility and athleticism, Prattville head coach Jamey Dubose is playing the three-star prospect more at receiver along with his usual role under center.

In Friday's 45-7 win over Lanier, Gibson caught one pass for 15 yards and completed three of his seven pass attempts for 39 yards with one interception. Gibson also rushed four times for five yards as the Lions improved to 7-2.

On the year, Gibson has completed 68-of-125 through the air (54.4%) for 851 yards with five touchdowns and four interceptions. He's also rushed 94 times for 297 yards and eight touchdowns in addition to the one reception.



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

Duluth (Ga.) Northview came up on the short end of a 24-7 decision against North Gwinnett. Cameron Fordham had a big game for the Titans with five pancake blocks and two receptions for 23 yards from his tight end spot. He also logged four tackles – one for loss – and a quarterback hurry as a defensive end.



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

Ronnie Vinson rushed four times for 74 yards and a pair of touchdowns – 26 and 10 yards – as Newman cruised to a 45-0 victory over Lusher. Vinson has rushed 74 times for 534 yards and four touchdowns on the year, and he has 41 tackles and two interceptions from his safety spot.



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

Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes attempted only one pass attempt and it was incomplete but the Dolphins were still victorious in a 13-6 victory over Green Run. Four-star wide receiver Justin Hunter still made his presence felt despite not getting many passes thrown his way as he returned a punt 37 yards for a touchdown.



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

Spring (Texas) Klein Oak fell to its cross-town rival Klein Collins on Friday by a score of 28-9. Three-star outside linebacker Luke Muncie was in on seven tackles – two for loss – which brought his season totals to 68 tackles, eight sacks and one interception that he returned for a 43-yard touchdown.



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

Dutchtown (5-2) overcame the loss of its starting quarterback to post a 35-23 victory over St. Amant. Four-star safety Eric Reid logged five tackles and he also rushed for 70 yards on three carries as he played some running back and also ran a fake punt.



Jermarcus Hardrick   OT        6-7, 315         Fort Scott CC

Four-star offensive tackle Jermarcus Hardrick and Fort Scott (6-0, 5-0) racked up 502 total yards of offense – 179 rushing and 323 passing – as the No. 3 Greyhounds crushed Highland 59-17.



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

Notre Dame of Crowley pitched its second consecutive shutout and third of the year as the Pios defeated Rayne 35-0. Three-star outside linebacker D.J. Welter logged nine tackles on the night for a Pio defense that is surrendering just 6.8 points a game.

In seven contests, Welter has 70 tackles, three sacks, a fumble recovery, and two forced fumbles. He's also rushed for a touchdown.



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

Four-star prospect Tharold Simon scored on an 11-yard run as Eunice rolled to a 47-20 win against Iowa. Simon finished with 31 yards on four carries and he also caught one pass for 30 yards for the Bobcats.



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

Three-star fullback Brandon Worle and the Troup County Tigers (4-3) had a bye this week. Troup County returns to action this Thursday in a matchup against Shaw (1-7).



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

Many (La.) moved to 6-1 on the year after posting a big 38-18 victory over Red River. Three-star tight end Nick Jacobs caught a pair of passes for 24 yards – 15 and 9 yard receptions – and also added a reception on a two-point conversion. From his defensive end spot, Jacobs logged two tackles (one for a 14 yard loss) and a sack.

On the year, Jacobs has six receptions for 123 yards (20.5 ypc) and two touchdowns. He's racked up 15 tackles (eight solos and seven assists) and three sacks on the defensive side of the ball.



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

Mike Davis returned to action after missing the last two games due to a minor hand injury and the Flu and he helped Dallas (Texas) Skyline up its record to 7-0 after a 39-7 victory over Richardson-Berkner.

Davis caught three passes for 86 yards with one going for an 18-yard touchdown. On the season, Davis has 16 receptions for 425 yards (26.6 YPC) and six touchdowns in five games.



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

Four-star outside linebacker suffered a concussion in the first half and did not play in the second half of Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway's 9-7 victory over Southwind. Maclin says he hopes to play on Friday when the 4-4 Roadrunners take on Germantown.



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

West Monroe kept its unbeaten mark in place as the Rebels rolled over Southwood 48-12. Four-star defensive end Jordan Allen had a season-high eight tackles (seven solos and one assist) that upped his senior totals to 32 tackles (25 solos and 7 assists) with a pair of sacks.



2010 Targets


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

Trovon Reed missed his second straight game with a minor knee injury but the Thibodaux Tigers didn't skip a beat as they pulled away with a 27-0 win over Assumption.

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 113 yards and two touchdowns – 32 and 23 yards – but it wasn't enough as Temple (Texas) fell to Harker Heights, 28-21, in overtime.

Seastrunk upped his senior season marks to 710 yards rushing and eight touchdowns for the 2-5 Wildcats.



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

Hahnville moved to 6-1 on the year behind a strong rushing performance by Alfred Blue that sparked a 48-10 victory against Destrehan. Blue ran 29 times for 202 yards and three scores that covered 8, 2 and 4 yards.

Through seven contests, Blue has 943 yards and 18 touchdowns on 125 carries. He's averaging 7.5 yards a carry on the year.



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

Jarrett Fobbs caught a 70-yard touchdown pass on Huntington's first play from scrimmage, but that wasn't enough as the Raiders fell to Haughton 35-28. On the evening, Fobbs finished with three grabs for 82 yards and he added another 40 yards on the ground.

Fobbs, a Texas A&M commitment, has 38 receptions on the year for 462 yards and six touchdowns.



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

Three-star receiver James Wright grabbed seven passes for 51 yards but Belle Chasse fell to Lutcher 41-12. On the season, Wright has caught 36 passes for 643 yards and eight touchdowns for the 2-5 Cardinals.



Jakhari Gore             RB      5-8, 175         Columbus HS (Fla)



Three-star running back Jakhari Gore was held to only 50 yards on 16 carries but he did rush for a 6-yard touchdown in Columbus' 15-13 loss to Miami Northwestern. Gore has now rushed 95 times for 921 yards and 13 touchdowns.


2011 Commitments


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

Jeremy Hill was missing in action due to a broken hand but Redemptorist still rolled to a 41-0 win over Baker. La'el Collins helped pave the way for an offense than ran for 241 yards on only 30 carries.



2011 Targets


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

Patterson running back Kenny Hilliard racked up 161 yards on the ground and a touchdown on 27 carries, but he was stopped at the 1-yard line as time expired in a 17-14 loss to E.D. White. Hilliard caught a pass at the 12-yard line but couldn't get in as E.D. White had a wall of defenders waiting for him at the goal line.

In seven games, Hilliard has rushed for 1,536 yards and 17 touchdowns.



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

Jarvis Landry has another big night for the Lutcher Bulldogs (7-0) as they remained unbeaten on the year after a 41-12 win against Belle Chasse. Landry hauled in eight passes for 130 yards and a touchdown, and also added five yards on one rush. Defensively, he had four tackles – one solo and three assists.

In seven games, Landry has 40 receptions for 756 yards (15.7 ypc) and 10 touchdowns. He's also rushed 11 times for 60 yards and a score. On the other side of the ball, Landry has 40 tackles (23 solos and 17 assists) and one interception.



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

West Monroe's defense continued to dominate the opposition as the Rebels throttled Southwood 48-12. Big defensive tackle Chuck Hunter logged four tackles – three solos and an assist – which gives him 33 total stops on the year (25 solos and 3 assists) with a couple of sacks.



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

Zack Oliver had a big night for the Bears as Catholic of Baton Rouge defeated Pensacola (Fla.) Pine Forest 36-28. Oliver completed 15-of-22 passes for 283 yards with three touchdown passes – 27, 53 and 5 yards – and no interceptions, and he also rushed for a score.



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

Efficiency is the name of the game with Brian Ensminger and he proved that once more in a 48-10 win against Destrehan. Ensminger completed 14-of-16 through the air for 206 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

On the year, the junior signal caller has been good on 75-of-108 passes for 1,143 yards with 16 scores and only one interception.



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