Fans of Louisiana high school football are familiar with names like Zack Oliver and Stevie Douglas, a pair of Baton Rouge products that have dominated the recruiting headlines for in-state quarterbacks.
Haughton High’s Dak Prescott, behind a strong camp showing at LSU and a junior season where he accumulated 2,900 all-purpose yards and 42 touchdowns, has surreptitiously moved his way into the conversation.
“I feel like I’m just as good as those guys,” said Prescott after camping alongside the state’s top quarterbacks on Sunday and Monday. “Add in that I can run pretty well with my athleticism, and I’m confident that my game is right up there.”
At 6-foot-3, 215-pounds, Prescott rushed for 13 touchdowns in 2009, showing promise that he could be crafted into the ideal quarterback for the spread offense in college.
“(Offensive coordinator) Coach Crowton said he really liked what he saw, and he let me know that the LSU coaches would be watching me and that he would stay in touch,” Prescott said. “I felt like they really liked my performance. I would love to have an LSU offer, so I gave it my best. Compared to the other guys that threw, I felt like I was right there with them the entire time.
“I showed off some pretty good drop backs and stuff, and I threw well. After the coaches got with me and told me to come to camp, I wanted to have a performance like that.”
“I’m going to be up at Mississippi State for their camp, and if I can play well like I did this weekend at LSU then I think they could offer,” Prescott said. “It feels like they are close.”
Prescott currently holds offers from Central Arkansas, Grambling State, McNeese State, Memphis and Southeastern Louisiana.