Doucet looking at 10 schools

St. Martinville all-purpose quarterback Early Doucet (6-1, 205, 4.5) is one of the nation's most electrifying players for 2004.<br><br> He is already getting scholarship offers from some of the country's top programs but many have already been eliminated from consideration.

"We've narrowed it down to 10," said St. Martinville coach Carroll Delahoussaye. "He's looking at LSU, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Tennessee, Texas, Southern Cal, Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame. I'm waiting on his ACT score and then I am going to send a package with his transcripts, a highlight film and his test score. That way they will see that he is not only a great football player but also a good student."

Doucet carries a 3.0 grade point average and will be eligible to enroll at his college destination in the spring but he wants to play basketball and run track his senior year. After that he will put his focus solely into football so he can live out his dream of playing in the NFL.

College coaches are mainly recruiting him as an athlete but he already has his eyes on playing a certain position at the next level.

"It depends on where he goes to school but right now he is leaning toward being a wide receiver," Delahoussaye told Tiger Rag. "But, I don't know if Early is going to be happy with touching the ball five to six times a game. He's a playmaker and I think he needs the ball in his hands more than that. But, six catches a game for a receiver is pretty good."

Doucet was a menace to opposing defenses his junior year. His ability to make people miss in the open field has some wondering whether or not he will end up at tailback. Delahoussaye plans on utilizing his talents all over the field next year and that does not bode well for opponents.

"He might end up playing tailback at college just so he could get more touches a game," said Delahoussaye. "He's going to play some tailback/slot receiver for us next year. We're going to have a package for him because we have another kid who can play quarterback pretty good. We don't want to take the ball out of his hands too much but just to do something different."

For those who have never seen Doucet display his talents on the gridiron just trust Delahoussaye when he gives his assessment of his star player.

"He's got tremendous god-given talent and he is a hard worker to go with that," he said. "He's got power, speed and agility. He can run over you. He can out run you and he can make you miss. That is a hell of a combination."

Sonny's View: LSU is recruiting him as a receiver and expect the Tigers to get a pledge from this future NFL player. Doucet is the total package when he has the ball in his hands. LSU is in great shape with him.

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