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 took his final snap at Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton and it's one he will remember as he threw a 40-yard touchdown pass. The Vikings still came up short 49-28 and ended the season at 5-5.

Ware, a four-star running back that accounted for all four Viking touchdowns, rushed for 86 yards and three scores, and completed 15-of-26 passes for 178 yards and the touchdown.

On the year, Ware rushed for 770 yards and 13 touchdowns. He finished his career with more than 10,000 yards of total offense and accounted for more than 100 total scores.



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

Four-star defensive end Travis Dickson was part of a swarming Ocean Springs (Miss.) defense that tackled Gulfport quarterback Derrick Lattimore at the 2-yard line on the final play of the game to preserve a 20-14 victory.

Dickson was in on seven tackles which pushed his total to 93 on the year with seven sacks to his credit. He also has four receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown, along with eight carries for 38 yards.



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

Selma (Ala.) ended its 2009 campaign at 3-7 following a 23-6 loss to Greene County. It was the Saints seventh straight loss after starting the season with three consecutive victories.



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

St. Augustine came up short against Rummel as the Raiders eked out a 7-6 win against the Purple Knights. Three-star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu logged 10 tackles and added 69 yards on five receptions to go with 75 yards rushing.



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

Archbishop Shaw raced to a 40-7 victory against Brother Martin and the Eagles will play for the 10-5A district championship on Saturday against Rummel. Three-star defensive tackle Elliot Porter logged eight tackles and a sack in the win and that pushed his season totals to 35 tackles and 3.5 sacks in five games of action.



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

Three-star defensive end Houston Bates was in on four tackles as St. Paul's (8-1) clinched a share of the District 7-5A title with a 20-3 victory against Covington. Bates has 46 tackles and 12 sacks heading into week 10's matchup at Fontainebleau.



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

Four-star offensive tackle Evan Washington and the DeSoto Eagles racked up over 600 yards of offense in a 50-37 win against Mesquite Horn.



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

Zack Lee rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another but it wasn't enough as McKinney (Texas) fell to Sherman 26-23. Lee completed 20-of-32 passes for 285 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. The three-star signal caller also ran for 45 yards and two scores on 11 attempts.

On the year, Lee has completed 135-of-231 passes (57.8%) for 2,202 yards with 25 touchdowns and only five interceptions. He's rushed for 315 yards and eight touchdowns on 72 attempts.



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

Sam Gibson caught a 58-yard touchdown pass and helped Prattville (Ala.) to a 56-0 victory over Central. Gibson also rushed for three yards on two carries and completed 4-of-5 passes for 54 yards.

With Gibson's reception he now has two catches for 73 yards and the touchdown. He's also completed 81-of-148 passes for 1,007 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions. The three-star prospect also has 419 yards and nine scores on 104 rushes for the 9-2 Lions.



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

Cameron Fordham and the Duluth (Ga.) Northview Titans fell to Mill Creek 27-0. Fordham pulled in one pass for nine yards and was credited with five pancake blocks from his tight end spot. He played sparingly on defense and had one quarterback hurry.



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.

Newman improved to 7-2 with a 43-6 win against Fisher. Four-star prospect Ronnie Vinson rushed for 62 yards and a pair of touchdowns on six carries. Vinson has now rushed for 692 yards and eight touchdowns on 82 carries for an average of 8.4 yards a carry.



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

Justin Hunter had four receptions for 80 yards and also rushed once for 15 yards in Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes' 35-34 victory against Cox.



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

Spring (Texas) Klein Oak improved to 3-6 after a 35-21 victory against Westfield. Three-star outside linebacker Luke Muncie was in on 11 tackles – two for a loss – and he also broke up a pass and registered 1.5 sacks.

Muncie now has 69 tackles, 9.5 sacks and one interception that he returned for a score.



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

Dutchtown cruised to a 34-0 victory against East St. John and four-star safety Eric Reid picked off his second pass of the year – with one more pass broken up – and logged four tackles (3 solos and 1 assist).



Jermarcus Hardrick   OT        6-7, 315         Fort Scott CC

Four-star offensive tackle Jermarcus Hardrick and his Fort Scott CC squad remained unbeaten after Saturday's 14-10 victory against Butler Community College. The Greyhound offense gained 395 total yards with 194 on the ground and 201 through the air.



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

Three-star outside linebacker D.J. Welter logged 13 tackles – 10 solos and 3 assists – in Notre Dame of Crowley's 21-0 shutout of North Vermilion. Welter is sitting at 83 total stops – 54 solos and 29 assists – on the year.



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

Tharold Simon caught two passes for 77 yards with one going for a 75-yard touchdown in Eunice's 13-0 victory against Crowley.



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

Troup County raced out to an early lead and pulled away for a 33-6 victory against Kendrick. Brandon Worle rushed for 68 yards on 10 carries and added seven tackles from his defensive end spot.



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

Three-star tight end Nick Jacobs caught a pass for two yards and logged six pancake blocks in Many's 24-14 win over Winnfield. Jacobs also added a solo tackle from his defensive end spot and recorded a pair of touchbacks on six kickoffs.

On the season, Jacobs has eight receptions for 140 yards with two touchdowns. He's been credited with 17 tackles – 10 solos and 7 assists – and three sacks on the other side of the ball.



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

Mike Davis caught four passes with three of them going for touchdowns in Dallas (Texas) Skyline's 62-3 victory against W.T. White. Davis has 26 receptions for 675 yards – 26 yards per catch – and 11 touchdowns on the year.



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

Justin Maclin had a huge night for Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway but the Roadrunners still came up short to Kirby 18-3. The four-star outside linebacker was back at defensive end and he responded by registering four sacks and six tackles on the evening.



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

West Monroe moved to 9-0 after a 56-7 win against Natchitoches Central. Four-star defensive end Jordan Allen had one of his better games of the year with six tackles – 5 solos and 1 assist.

On the year, Allen has 40 total tackles (32 solos and 8 assists) and two sacks in nine games.



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

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian (8-0) pitched its second consecutive shutout in a 59-0 victory against Oak Park. Four-star defensive tackle Cassius Marsh registered three tackles and two sacks in just a little more than one quarter of action.

Marsh – the country's 19th-ranked defensive tackle – has 34 tackles (24 solos and 10 assists) and six sacks in six games of action. He hasn't played in the second half in three of the six games due to the lopsided score.

2010 Targets


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

Three-star running back Alfred Blue rushed for 199 yards on 29 carries and scored four touchdowns – 37, 69, 4, 10 – to lead Hahnville (8-1) to a 35-21 victory against St. Amant.

Blue increased his 2009 totals to 1,232 yards and 25 touchdowns on 175 carries. He also has two touchdown receptions to his credit.



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

Jarrett Fobbs accounted for two touchdowns in Huntington's 32-15 win over Fair Park. The Texas A&M commitment intercepted a pass from his cornerback spot and returned it 95 yards for a score and he also added a 4-yard rushing score.



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

James Wright was a one man wrecking crew for Belle Chasse as the Cardinals dropped Morgan City 28-0. Wright caught five passes for 188 yards with a pair of touchdowns that covered 63 and 78 yards. He also added eight tackles and broke up a pair of passes on the defensive side of the ball.

In nine games, Wright has 44 receptions for 902 yards and 11 touchdowns.



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

Three-star running back Jakhari Gore ran for 242 yards and four touchdowns on just 14 carries as Miami (Fla.) Columbus rolled to a 48-7 win over South Miami. Gore has just under 1,300 yards and 20 touchdowns rushing on the year in eight games.



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

Five-star running back Lache Seastrunk ran 23 times for 114 yards and scored Temple's only touchdown on a 5-yard run but the Wildcats fell to Belton 17-6.



2011 Commitments


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

Jeremy Hill rushed 21 times for 200 yards and two touchdowns that covered 50 and 20 yards in Redemptorist's 28-0 victory against Northeast. Big offensive tackle La'el Collins helped pave the way for Hill and a Redemptorist run game that racked up 253 yards on the night on just 42 rushes.



2011 Targets


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

Kenny Hilliard carried the ball only seven times but rushed for 144 yards and scored on touchdown runs of 51 and 18 yards in Patterson's 49-0 victory against West St. Mary. Hilliard increased his season totals to 1,791 yards and 20 touchdowns on 231 carries.



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

Lutcher rolled to a 54-7 win over Vandebilt Catholic and Jarvis Landry was lights out on both sides of the ball. Landry caught six passes for 170 yards with one going for a 78-yard touchdown, and he added nine tackles (5 solos and 4 assists) and a sack on the other side of the line.

Landry now has 58 receptions for 1,069 yards and 13 touchdowns, and he's also rushed 11 times for 60 yards and a score. On defense, Landry has 55 tackles (33 solos and 22 assists), one interception and one fumble recovery. His 55 stops puts him fourth on the Bulldog defense in total tackles.



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

West Monroe moved to 9-0 after a 56-7 win against Natchitoches Central and Chuck Hunter logged six solo tackles for the Rebels. Hunter has 42 stops on the year – 34 solos and 8 assists – with a pair of sacks.



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

Zack Oliver completed 8-of-11 passes for 141 yards with one going for a 25-yard touchdown to Brad Nelson in Catholic of Baton Rouge's 25-6 win against Scotlandville. Oliver has now been good on 112-of-179 passes for 1,654 yards and 19 touchdowns.



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

Hahnville signal caller Brian Ensminger completed 10-of-16 through the air for 148 yards as the Tigers defeated St. Amant 35-21. Ensminger has completed 97-of-142 passes (68%) for 1,446 yards with 18 touchdowns and only one interception.



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

Terrance Magee rushed for a 6-yard touchdown in overtime to lead Franklinton to a 20-14 win against Salmen. Magee ran 24 times for 89 yards and the lone score, and he completed 10-of-19 passes for 91 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

In nine games, Magee has racked up 831 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 77 carries for an average of 10.8 yards a run. He's completed 74-of-127 passes (58.3%) for 1,157 yards with 20 scores and four interceptions.



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

Anthony Johnson totaled eight tackles and two sacks but O. Perry Walker fell to McDonough 35, 29-8, in a game that was called with six minutes left due to a fight that broke out between both teams.

Johnson – a Tennessee commitment – has 83 tackles and 14 sacks in eight games of action for the Chargers.



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

St. Helena Central lost for the third consecutive week as the Hawks fell to Pope John Paul II 28-6. Ryan Byrd broke up a pair of passes and logged six tackles for the 3-6 Hawks.

In nine games, Byrd has picked off five passes and he's broken up 17 more to go with his 55 tackles. He's also grabbed 16 passes for 413 yards with a couple of touchdowns.



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

In a game played Monday night due to bad weather last Friday, Evangel defeated Springhill 48-0. Jermauria Rasco played only the first quarter because the Eagles raced out to a huge early lead and he logged four tackles which pushed his season mark to a team-leading 59 stops, seven sacks and four fumble recoveries on the year.



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