Louisiana juniors make BCS predictions

Edna Karr 2014 four-star WR Speedy Noil holds offers from both Alabama and Notre Dame. Read on to get Noil's prediction for tonight's championship contest, as well as predictions from fellow Louisiana blue-chip juniors Cameron Sims, Jacory Washington, Kenny Young and more...

Devante Noil, aka "Speedy," named six schools that stand out to him on Sunday, and Notre Dame made the cut.

Speedy thinks the top-ranked Irish will prevail in a couple hours vs. defending champ No. 2 Alabama.

"I think Notre Dame is going to pull it off," said Noil, who engineered Edna Karr's undefeated run to the 4A state title last month at QB.

Noil plans to move to receiver full-time in college and hopes to take as many reps as possible at WR during his senior season.

Here's what several other top 2014 prospects had to say about Alabama vs. Notre Dame:

Cameron Sims (WR, Ouachita): "I think that Alabama will pull out the hard-fought game because I don't think Notre Dame is ready for Alabama's run or passing game, and I also don't think Notre Dame has seen an Alabama-type defense."

Sims is ranked among the nation's top 300 junior prospects and has garnered interest from both the Crimson Tide and Fighting Irish.

Kenny Young (LB, John Curtis Christian): "I think it's going to be a very competitive game. Alabama has a powerhouse and Notre Dame has a lot of talent, as well. They are two championship games, and I think the game will be close."

Young is also ranked among the nation's top 300 junior prospects. He's the country's No. 11 outside linebacker in the 2014 class.

Four-star tight end Jacory Washington (Westlake) and John Curtis cornerback Terrence Alexander, who holds several BCS offers, each expect the Tide to defend its title, as does 2015 RB/DB Orlando Bradford (Calvary Baptist).

"I think that Alabama is going to win 21-to-14," wrote Bradford, a top sophomore from the Shreveport area.

St. Augustine five-star Leonard Fournette, the country's top-ranked running back, declined to make a prediction but a couple of RBs from Curtis, the prep football national champions, gave their take - and the two were divided.

"I think Notre Dame is going to pull out with a win," said George Moreira, who averaged over 13 yards per carry for the Patriots. "Even though they are the underdog I still think they will pull off a win.

"Their defense has been playing at optimum level and their offense is scoring points, so I'm going to say Notre Dame."

Moreira's backfield mate, Raekwon James, mildly disagreed.

"I say it can go either way but I say Alabama 28-10," said James, a veteran star in the Curtis backfield who earned MVP honors in the state title game as a sophomore.

Patterson 2016 WR prodigy Mykel Jones joined the contingent calling for a Crimson Tide repeat.

"Alabama," Jones wrote when asked his projected winner. "I just want to see a hard-fought football game, but what I don't want to see is a blowout."

Moreira pictured (left) with Terrence Alexander at 2012 National Underclassmen Combine Five-Star Showcase


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