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 led Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton to a 29-26 win against Hamilton on Thursday and that allowed the four-star running back to take an unofficial visit to LSU this past weekend to watch the Tigers defeat Auburn.

Against Hamilton, Ware accounted for four touchdowns – three passing and one rushing. He completed 15-of-25 passes for 249 yards with his three scoring tosses covering 42, 49 and 37 yards. He added a 10-yard touchdown run for the winning score that capped the comeback win as the Vikings (5-4) trailed 26-15 before scoring 14 unanswered points.



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

After losing the week before, Ocean Springs (Miss.) bounced back to defeat Pascagoula, 38-3. Four-star prospect Travis Dickson logged seven tackles and a sack for the 7-2 Greyhounds.

Dickson goes into week 10 with 86 tackles, eight sacks, one fumble forced and two recovered. On offense he has three receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown, along with eight rushes for 38 yards.



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

Selma (Ala.) dropped its sixth consecutive game on Thursday with Wennoah coming out on top 12-8.



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

St. Aug pushed its record to 5-2 after notching a 31-14 win over Brother Martin. Three-star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu was in on 10 tackles for the Purple Knights. On the offensive side of the ball he grabbed two passes for 43 yards and rushed twice for 13 yards.



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

Archbishop Shaw won for the fourth straight week after pulling out a 37-28 win over Jesuit. Three-star defensive tackle Elliot Porter logged five tackles for the Eagles (6-2) which gave him 27 tackles and 2.5 sacks in four games of action in 2009.



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

Three-star defensive end Houston Bates logged seven tackles and one sack as St. Pauls (7-1) held off a late rally for a 32-25 win over Ponchatoula. Bates now has 42 tackles and 12 sacks during the ‘09 campaign.



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

DeSoto (Texas) and four-star offensive tackle Evan Washington improved to 7-1 after a 52-10 trouncing of Mesquite. The Eagle offense amassed 486 yards of total offense in the big win.



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

Zack Lee threw for 198 yards and two touchdowns – 2 and 62 yards – in leading McKinney (Texas) to a 49-35 win over Frisco Centennial. The three-star signal caller completed 11-of-19 passes and did not throw an interception, and also added 74 yards on 11 carries that included a 17-yard scoring run.

On the year, Lee has completed 115-of-199 passes (57.8%) for 1,917 yards with 25 touchdowns and only five interceptions. He's rushed for 270 yards and six touchdowns on 61 attempts.



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

Prattville (Ala.) moved to 7-2 following a 31-14 victory over Foley that was sparked by the play of Sam Gibson. The three-star prospect had a season-high 129 yards rushing on six carries with one scamper going for a 44-yard touchdown. He also completed 9-of-18 passes for 102 yards with two more scores.

On the year, Gibson has been good on 77-of-143 passes (53.8%) for 953 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions. He's rushed for 426 yards on 100 carries with nine touchdowns.



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

Cameron Fordham caught a pair of passes for 30 yards but his Duluth (Ga.) Northview squad fell to Chattahoochee, 44-36. The three-star tight end also had a handful of pancake blocks, and logged two tackles for loss and a couple of quarterback hurries from his defensive end spot.



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

Ronnie Vinson had three offensive touches and he scored all three times in Newman's 49-0 rout of Jefferson High School. Vinson rushed for two touchdowns – 49 and 47 yards – and added an 18-yard touchdown reception.

Vinson, a four-star defensive back, has rushed for 630 yards on 76 carries (8.3 ypc) with six touchdowns.



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

Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes defeated Bayside, 16-6, in a game that did not feature much offense. Four-star wide receiver Justin Hunter caught four passes for 50 yards and that was the only four passes completed by the Dolphins on the night.



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

Three-star outside linebacker Luke Muncie logged seven tackles (two solos and five assists) in Spring (Texas) Klein Oak's 42-38 victory over Spring High School. Muncie now has 58 tackles (36 solos and 22 assists), eight sacks, and one interception that he returned for a touchdown.



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

Four-star safety Eric Reid logged five solo tackles but the Dutchtown Griffins fell to Hahnville, 41-7. On the year, Reid has 34 tackles, one interception, and one fumble return for a touchdown. He's also rushed eight times for 125 yards.



Jermarcus Hardrick   OT        6-7, 315         Fort Scott CC

Four-star offensive tackle Jermarcus Hardrick helped pave the way for a Fort Scott offense that rushed for 499 yards and racked up 545 total yards in a 48-28 win over Air Force Prep.



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

Notre Dame of Crowley (8-0) posted its third straight shutout in a 42-0 win against Abbeville. Three-star outside linebacker D.J. Welter logged nine stops – five solos and four assists – and broke up a pass for a Pio defense that is yielding just six points a game.

Welter now has 70 tackles (44 solos and 26 assists), three sacks, two forced fumbles and one recovery.



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

Tharold Simon caught two passes for 88 yards with one going for a 41-yard touchdown as Eunice rolled to a 41-6 win over Northwest. Simon also rushed five times for 34 yards with one scamper going to pay dirt from four yards out.



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

A 47-yard touchdown run from Brandon Worle proved to be the difference as Troup County came from behind for a 14-8 victory over Shaw High School. Worle rushed for a season-high 115 yards on 14 carries to move the Tigers to 5-3 on the year.



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

Many downed Mansfield 51-19 to move to 7-1 on the year. Three-star tight end Nick Jacobs caught one pass for 15 yards and recorded six pancake blocks. He also recorded one solo tackle from his defensive end spot.

Jacobs has seven receptions for 138 yards and two touchdowns on the year, and he's contributed 16 tackles – nine solos and seven assists – with three sacks.



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

Five-star receiver Mike Davis had a big night as Dallas (Texas) Skyline (8-0) rolled to a 62-21 win against Carrollton Creekview. Davis caught six passes for 136 yards with a pair of touchdowns from 7 and 48 yards out.

In six games, Davis has 22 receptions for 561 yards and (25.5 ypc) eight touchdowns.



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

Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway fell to Germantown, 23-22.



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

Jordan Allen, the nation's 10th-ranked defensive end, strained a muscle in his lower back in West Monroe's 51-9 win against Byrd High School. Allen played part of the first half and finished with two solo tackles. He says his status for this week is up in the air, but says he will definitely return for week 10.

On the season, Allen has 34 tackles (27 solos and 7 assists), two sacks and one forced fumble.



Cassius Marsh       DE      6-4, 280         Oaks Christian HS (Calif)

Four-star defensive tackle Cassius Marsh – LSU's newest commitment – played only the first half but registered a sack and was in on 15 tackles (10 solos and 5 assists) in Oaks Christian's 43-0 win over Carpinteria.

Marsh has 31 tackles (22 solos and 9 assists) and four sacks in five games of action. He's only played the first half in three of those five contests.

2010 Targets


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

Alfred Blue eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark in leading Hahnville to a 41-7 victory against Dutchtown. The three-star running back rushed for 92 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries as Hahnville went to 7-1 on the season.

On the year, Blue has 1,035 yards and 21 touchdowns on 147 carries.



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

Three-star wide receiver Jarrett Fobbs accounted for two touchdowns, including the game-winner, in Shreveport-Huntington's 26-20 win against Northwood. Fobbs caught three passes for 67 yards with one going for a 33-yard score, and added 24 yards on two rushes with the winning score by way of a 21-yard end-around.

Fobbs increased his receiving totals to 41 receptions for 529 yards and seven touchdowns.



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

Three-star wide receiver James Wright had three catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in Belle Chasse's 33-0 win over Helen Cox. Wright, who did not play in the second half due to disciplinary reasons, now has 39 receptions for 714 yards and nine touchdowns for the 3-5 Cardinals.



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

Jakhari Gore rushed for three touchdowns in a 77-0 victory over Coral Park. He also topped the 1,000-yard rushing plateau and increased his touchdown total to 16 on the year.



2011 Commitments


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

La'el Collins, Jeremy Hill and the Redemptorist Wolves had a bye last week. The 7-0 Wolves return to action on Friday when they face Baker.



2011 Targets


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

Kenny Hilliard rushed for 120 yards on 18 carries and scored on two short touchdown runs – 2 and 1 yard – in Patterson's 48-7 win over Franklin. Hilliard has gained 1,647 yards and rushed for 18 touchdowns on 224 carries.



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

Lutcher steamrolled Ellender, 54-0, and Jarvis Landry had another big night for the Bulldogs. Landry caught four passes for 143 yards with two going for touchdowns, and he chipped in six tackles on defense – five solos and an assist.

Landry now has 52 receptions for 899 yards and 12 touchdowns, and he's also rushed 11 times for 60 yards and a score. On defense, Landry has 46 tackles (28 solos and 18 assists), one interception and one fumble recovery.



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

West Monroe ran away with a 51-9 win against Byrd and big defensive tackle Chuck Hunter logged three solo tackles for the Rebels. Hunter has 36 total stops – 29 solos and 8 assists – and a pair of sacks on the season.



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

Catholic of Baton Rouge quarterback Zack Oliver completed 17-of-30 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 24-7 win over Live Oak. Oliver has connected on 104-of-168 passes for 1,513 yards and 18 touchdowns on the year.



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

Hahnville signal caller Brian Ensminger completed 12-of-18 passes for 155 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Tigers' 41-7 win against Dutchtown. Ensminger is completing 69 percent of his passes (87-126) with 1,298 yards and 18 touchdowns with only one interception.



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

Franklinton quarterback Terrance Magee accounted for four touchdowns in the Demons' 48-0 shutout of Pearl River. Magee completed 9-of-13 passes for 102 yards with two scores and no interceptions. He added 62 yards and two scores on the ground on four rushes.

In leading Franklinton to an 8-0 record, Magee has completed 64-of-108 passes (59.3%) for 1,066 yards with 19 touchdowns and only three interceptions. On the ground, he has rushed for 742 yards on 53 carries – 14 yards per carry – and added eight more scores.



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

Big defensive tackle Anthony Johnson caused plenty of destruction in O.P. Walker's 28-0 victory over Sara Reed. Johnson totaled five sacks and 10 tackles on the evening, and he also forced a pair of fumbles. That wasn't all, though, Johnson also rushed for his second touchdown of the year from the fullback spot for the 3-4 Chargers.

Johnson, a Tennessee commitment, has 75 tackles and 12 sacks in seven games of action.



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

St. Helena Central lost to St. Thomas Aquinas, 27-8, despite another solid all-around performance by Ryan Byrd. Byrd picked off one pass and broke up two more, and recorded six tackles. He also caught one pass for 13 yards and returned two kickoffs for 88 yards.

On the year, Byrd has five interceptions and he's broken up 15 passes to go with 49 tackles. He's grabbed 16 passes for 413 yards with two touchdowns.



Jermauria Rasco           DE  6-4, 245         Evangel HS (La)

Jermauria Rasco was in on seven tackles and also logged a half a sack in Evangel's 41-12 victory over Calvary Baptist. The standout defensive end has 55 tackles, seven sacks, and he's recovered four fumbles in eight games of action in 2009.



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