West Saint Mary athlete Trevell Dixon has official visits lined up for the next three weekends. The senior previously visited Nebraska, which held a verbal from him at one point, and the Cornhuskers are continuing the quest to get Dixon back in the fold. Read on to get an overview of recent recruiting news involving in-state prospects.
Four-star Texas A&M linebacker commit Darian Claiborne (Port Allen) will visit TCU this weekend. Nebraska is also reportedly working to get a visit from Claiborne, who was Port Allen's starting QB the past two years (as was the previously-mentioned Dixon at West Saint Mary).
Southern Miss landed Archbishop Rummel 2013 QB Damian Williams, a four-year starter for the 5A Raiders and head coach Jay Roth. Williams and TE/FB Cethan Carter, who visited Nebraska last weekend, led Rummel to a perfect season and the 2012 Class 5A state title.
John Curtis Christian 2013 LB Duke Riley says he'll visit Tulane this weekend, LSU the following week, and Ole Miss in February. Riley's residence has been a revolving door the past three days with several recruiters conducting in-home visits. He visited TCU last weekend. Curtis LB product Kenny Cain just completed a nice career with TCU, which has loaded up on Louisiana defenders the past few years.
Nebraska has been busy on the bayou. LBs coach Ross Els extended an offer yesterday to John Curtis junior linebacker Kenny Young, his third overall and second within the past few days (LSU offered last weekend).
West Jefferson WR Ronald Lewis, an Arizona State pledge, took his official to Tempe over the weekend and said he did not want to depart on Sunday. Lewis immediately bonded with the Arizona State veterans and was impressed with the team's camaraderie.
Mississippi State WR commit Shelby Christy (Dutchtown) visits Starkville on January 25th, according to recruiting analyst Steve Robertson. Keep an eye on Christy's final track and field season at Dutchtown; he's an excellent field performer.
Although Dutchtown loses Christy to graduation, the Griffins have another wide-out with tremendous athleticism returning in junior Corey McBride (6-2, 175, 4.34). The Ragin' Cajuns are showing major interest, McBride recently said.
ULM welcomes 2013 RB commit Tevin Horton (John Curtis) for his official this weekend. Horton was second on the team in rushing for the second straight year at Curtis (behind only Tulane commit Sherman Badie). Horton bench presses 425 pounds.
Tulane commit Corey Smith, a 6-7 three-star defensive end from O.P. Walker, visited Arizona State last weekend. He'll visit the Green Wave this weekend along with teammate Lyn Clark, who is also a Tulane pledge.
Scotlandville DT Tanzel Smart is taking an official to Tulane this weekend. The 290-pounder says the Green Wave and UTSA are in front. Smart is contemplating a official to North Texas on the 25th.
Four-star LSU CB commit Tre'Davious White (Green Oaks) will be in Baton Rouge this weekend on his official with the Tigers. Recruiting analyst Ahmard Vital named White as a top five performer for the West squad following the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. National expert Chad Simmons also liked what he saw from White in San Antonio.
Westgate's Josh Boutte, another four-star LSU pledge (and Army All-American), is also visiting the Tigers this weekend, according to TigerSportsDigest.com recruiting analyst Austin Cooper.
Parkview Baptist workhorse RB Hezekiah Randolph has offers from Southern, Southeastern Louisiana and Arkansas-Pine Bluff. He could make it four if Nicholls State offers this weekend during Randolph's visit.
Southern added a verbal from Jamar Mitchell, 2013 CB out of Mandeville. Mitchell helped the Skippers to back-to-back 5A semis appearances the past two years.
Henderson State offered St. Thomas More WR Jake Juneau, who is pondering a reported preferred walk-on role at LSU. Jon Juneau, Jake's older brother, walked on with the Tigers last year.
Catholic-New Iberia QB Joe Lissard is looking for offers after Central Arkansas and McNeese State's respective classes filled up. Lissard is visiting Stephen F. Austin this weekend.