Ville Platte High's Kendall Ardoin is one of a few athletes at the TE position in the 2014 Louisiana Class. Ardoin along with Jacory Washington (Westlake HS), Anthony Jones (Edna Karr HS) and Clay Moffitt (Catholic Baton Rouge) are getting the most attention this spring from college coaches. Ardoin has received his fair share of attention lately from Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and decided to visit UL's junior day this past Saturday. He came away even more impressed with the program and visiting with the coaches and watching the presentation of the football facility Master Plan.
"I've seen Cajun Field a few times but in the plan they add another deck," Ardoin stated. "The plans look great and they are going to have very nice facilities at UL soon. I've followed them over the past few seasons since Coach Hudspeth has been there and they are a program that is growing. I like the staff and now they are begging to recruit me more so my interest in them is growing."
Ardoin came on the season last year as a junior, catching 34 passes for 511 yards and four TDs at 2A Ville Platte. The Bulldogs went 7-4 during the regular season and reached the state playoffs as a 19th seed and were defeated by No. 14 Loreauville in the first round. Now that he is on the Cajun's radar, Kendall talks to Coach Munoz weekly and now Coach Hudspeth has talked to him on facebook.
"I spoke to Coach Munoz Saturday at their junior day and they want me to come to their camp in June 8th," Kendall said. "Coach Hudspeth gave an invitation with the camp dates on them and told me he wants to see me at their camp in June. They want to see me work at their camp and show them I can catch the ball well and run well."
Kendall Ardoin also has interest from Tulane, Mississippi State, Louisiana Tech and LSU in addition to the Cajuns. He spent some time at junior day with UL TE Coach Reed Stringer.
"Coach Stringer told me they will be graduating two seniors after this season and they have one freshman so I would have a great opportunity to come in and compete," Ardoin stated. "They split their TE's out a lot in the spread and throw the ball to those guys down field and I do a lot of the same things in our offense. I remember watching Ladarius Green in that offense and they way they used him and caught a lot of balls in that offense."
Kendall Ardoin stated that he scored a 23 on the ACT and currently maintains a 3.8 GPA in the class room.
Ardoin Impressed With Cajuns
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