Jason Pellerin checks in at No. 6 overall on the Louisiana 2015 Watch List.
A year ago, Pellerin already stood 6-3 and weighed close to 200 pounds. He's spent most of his varsity career thus far at receiver, catching passes from Joe Lissard, but Pellerin will take over the starting signal-caller duties this fall for new head coach Brent Indest.
On film, Pellerin is athletic and light on his feet. He did a great job last summer in 7-on-7 action vs. St. Martinville, going deep on one occasion for a long touchdown reception versus an experienced large-school secondary.
The arrival of Indest at Catholic raises an interesting question: how often will the Panthers throw the ball?
Under former head coach Keith Menard and ex-offensive coordinator Michael Desormeaux, the Panthers were likely to throw the ball on any given down.
Indest, however, is known for a more conservative double-wing set that has brought him success at every turn.
At wide-out Pellerin showed the willingness to go across the middle and sacrifice his body in order to make the catch. His concentration level has always been high.
The sophomore shows good balance staying on his feet after contact and had no problems catching high-velocity rockets on short-to-intermediate passes from Lissard.
He's always been willing to lower his head and become the aggressor with the ball in his hands. Pellerin's highlight film shows him putting a huge hit on an opponent from Loreauville (on a special teams block).
Menard predicted a year ago that Pellerin would get 20 to 30 offers at quarterback before it's time for him to sign a letter of intent.
Under Indest, Pellerin should thrill the crowd and move the chains in much the same manner as Jalen Nixon, who quarterbacked Carencro's 5A state runner-up squad (and is now with the Ragin' Cajuns).