UL Head Coach Mark Hudspeth introduced his 2013 Signing Class to the Cajun Nation Wednesday afternoon. Defensive Signees in the class.
James Clark | Linebacker | 6-2 | 210 | Smellsmere, Fla. (Sebastian River HS)
High School: Third team all-state and First team all-district pick as a senior at Sebastian River High, playing for caoch Randy Bethel. . . made 52 tackles (33 solo) as a senior, recording 25 tackles for loss and 12 quarterback sacks to help team to an 8-3 record. . . also had 52 tackles (28 solo) as a junior, making 19 TFL and eight sacks. . . ranked as the No. 48 linebacker in the country by Scout.com. . . chose Louisiana over Auburn, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Rutgers, South Florida, West Virginia and WKU, according to Scout.com.
George Williams | Linebacker | 5'11 | 230 | Miami, Fla. (Hialeah HS)
High School: Second team all-state choice as a utility player as a senior at Hialeah High, playing for coach Marc Berman. . . ranked sixth on the Miami Herald 2013 Pre Spring Top 25. . . carried 30 times for 131 yards and a TD and caught six passes for 110 yards and a TD as a junior. . . defensively, made 89 tackles. . . three-year starter in football. . . a two-year starter in basketball, is currently averaging 10.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.6 steals this year. . . was reported to have scholarship offers from 25 schools, including Arkansas, Auburn, Knetucky, Miami, Ole Miss, Nebraska, West Virginia, Clemson, LSU, Florida State and Georgia, before selecting Louisiana. . . also made visits to Hawaii and Ole Miss. . . ranked as the No. 49 linebacker in the nation and the no. 39 player in Florida this year by Scout.com . . ranked among the top 50 at his position by three different recruiting sites.
Simeon Thomas | Defensive Back | 6-3 | 180 | Miami, Fla. (Carol City HS)
High School: ranked No. 20 in the Miami Herald list of the top Miami-Dade County recruits as a senior at Carol City High, playing for coach Harold Barnwell. . . made 35 tackles with two interceptions as a senior. . . played in the Nike Dade vs. Broward All-Star game. . . made 65 tackles with three interceptions as a junior. . . a three-star recruit, he was ranked No. 40 at his position by Scout.com. . . chose Louisiana over offers from Clemson, Hawaii, Syracuse, FIU, Florida state, LSU, Ole Miss, South Florida, UCF, Utah State and West Virginia.
Troy McCollum | Defensive Back | 6-1 | 170 | Miami, Fla. (North Miami Senior HS)
High School: Ranked No. 16 in the Miami Herald list of the top Miami-Dade County recruits as a senior at North Miami Senior, playing for coach Ed Williams. . . had 31 tackles (24 solo) with an interception as a senior. . . played in the Nike Dade vs. Broward All-Star game. . . had 49 tackles with an interception as a junior. . . chose Louisiana over offers from 21 schools, including Hawaii, Indiana, Utah State, WKU and FIU. . . three-star recruit by Scout.com, No. 128 CB in the country.
Cedrick Tillman | Cornerback | 5-9 | 180 | Greneda, Miss. (Greneda HS/Holmes C.C.)
Junior College: First team all-state choice as a freshman at Holmes CC, playing for coach Jeff Koonz. . . made 28 tackles (26 solo) as a sophomore, adding four TFL, two fumble recoveries and one INT. . . made 35 tackles as a freshman with two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. . . . . . chose Louisiana over offers from Middle Tennessee and Troy.
High School: First team all-state choice as a senior at Grenada High, playing for coach Lamar Pitcock. . . rushed for 762 yards and 11 touchdowns on 146 carries and caught 32 passses for 504 yards and three scores as a senior. . . had 1,616 all-purpose yards as a senior. . . voted "Mr Grenada" as a senior. . . voted team's best defensive back as a junior after making four interceptions. . . also rushed 20 times for 232 yards and two touchdowns. . . lettered twice in both track and baseball. . . ran a personal best 10.6 in the 100. . . ran on the 4x100 relay team that finished third in the state. . . played left field on the baseball team.
Tracy Walker | Defensive Back | 6-2 | 180 | Brunswick, Ga. (Brunswick HS)
High School: First team 1-6A all-region choice as a senior at Brunswick High, playing for coach Victor Floyd. . . registered 67 tackles with five interceptions, two forced fumbles and seven TFL as a senior. . . also received all-area kudos. . . was an honorable mention pick as a junior after making 57 tackles with two interceptions. . . lettered twice in football and three times in basketball. . . helped hoops team to a 22-7 record and a regional title as a junior. . . has a 6-10 wingspan, runs a 4.5 in the 40 and has a 36-inch vertical leap. . . was involved with Navy, Air Force, The Citadel and Georgia Tech before signing with Louisiana. . . two-star recruit by Scout.com.
Carlton Perkins | Defensive Back | 6-0 | 190 | Walker, La. (Walker HS)
High School: Carried for 1,955 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior at Walker High, playing for coach Dwayne Severio. . . rushed for 1,387 yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore despite playing just eight games at running back. . . three-star recruit and the 34th best player in Louisiana and the No. 47 athlete nationally by 24/7Sports. . . chose Louisiana over offers from Memphis, Minnesota and North Texas.
Corey Trim | Cornerback | 5-11 | 180 | Baton Rouge, La. (Redemptorist H.S./Jones County C.C.)
Junior College: Helped team to a 6-3 record as a sophomore at Jones County CC, playing for former New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Ray Perkins. . . made 46 tackles as a sophomore (36 solo) with four interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. . . was a regular in the secondary as a freshman, making 10 tackles (eight solo) with one TFL. . . three-star recruit by Scout.com. . . ranked as the 27th-best junior college cornerback in the country by 247Sports.
High School: Two-time all-state selection while playing for coach Guy Mistretta at Redemptorist High. . . also earned all-metro and all-district kudos. . . three-star recruit out of high school by Scout.com.
Demeatre Casey | Defensive End | 6-4 | 220 | Homer, La. (Homer HS)
High School: Honorable mention all-state selection as a senior at Homer High, playing for coach Glen Kyle. . . had 168 tackles with 18 quarterback sacks as a senior to earn area defensive player of the year by the Shreveport Times. . . intercepted three passes, returning each of them for touchdowns. . . helped team to an 8-2 record and a district title. . . included as one of the top 30 seniors in the state ...three-star recruit by 247Sports. . .chose Louisiana over offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Louisiana Tech and McNeese State.
Courtney Miggins | Defensive End | 6-5 | 250 | Miller Grove High, Lithonia,GA.
High School: Named to Georgia Scout.com's 6A-All Regional Team after his senior season at Miller Grove high school. After finishing his junior season with 40 tackles, eight sacks and 10 tackles for a loss, Miggins heard from a number of programs during the summer incuding Ball State, Louisville, Georgia Tech, Auburn, South Carolina and others. Three Star Recruit and No. 70 DE Scout.com in the country.
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns 2013 Class: Defense
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