Jai Eugene (CB, Destrehan, LA) - Jai could very well be the best CB recruit in the country for the 2006 class. He has picked up what you could consider a ridiculous amount of offers from coast to coast and everywhere in between."> Jai Eugene (CB, Destrehan, LA) - Jai could very well be the best CB recruit in the country for the 2006 class. He has picked up what you could consider a ridiculous amount of offers from coast to coast and everywhere in between.">

Jai Eugene is an elite athlete

<A HREF="http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=177&p=8&cfg=null&c=1&nid=1759020"><B>Jai Eugene</B></A> (CB, Destrehan, LA) - Jai could very well be the best CB recruit in the country for the 2006 class. He has picked up what you could consider a ridiculous amount of offers from coast to coast and everywhere in between.

The Destrehan High product is picking up a new offer everyday it seems. The star CB, WR, and QB, as well as track star, has been in the recruiting process since his sophomore season when he attended a camp at the University of Miami.

Last season, Eugene (6' 1" 185 4.45) threw for 1,635 yards and 10 TD's as a QB. He ran for 835 yards and 3 TD's as a RB, and had 27 tackles and 3 INT's as a CB. To say that he can play on both sides of the ball would be an understatement. Last season, due to playing QB most of the time, he only received Honorable Mention on the All-District Team. He said his best position and his favorite position is CB. Now, in track, that's a different story. As a sophomore he made First Team All-State. Last season, he was Second Team All-American in track. He wants to play football and run track on the college level.

Eugene currently lays claim to an offer amount that has accumulated to 33 at the present time. "I have been offered by USC, Arizona State, Ole Miss, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Oregon, Oregon State, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Tennessee, LSU, Kentucky, Nebraska, Miami, Texas Tech, Minnesota, Michigan State, Michigan, UCLA, Washington, Kansas State, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, West Virginia, Stanford, Oklahoma, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, NC State, and Louisville. I currently have no favorite, but I do know that I will take official visits to USC, Tennessee, and Miami," he said.

The star CB has attended one Junior Day Event so far. "I attended LSU's Junior Day", he said. "The trip to LSU was great. I grew up an LSU fan and I was happy when Coach Miles extended a scholarship offer to me."

Jai's first offer came from Ole Miss and that offer was extended to him by both his HS Head Coach and Ole Miss Head Coach Ed Orgeron. "I've only had one opportunity to talk to Coach Orgeron as well and he is really going to take Ole Miss to the next level. He laid out his plans for the program to me and I think I would fit in very nicely in his system. I can't wait to go to the Nike Camp in Oxford this summer so I can check the campus out and hopefully meet Coach Orgeron," he said.

Eugene is currently being recruited by running backs Coach Frank Wilson at Ole Miss. "Coach Wilson is a great guy. I've only had the opportunity to talk to him once, but he really seems like a guy who makes a recruit feel wanted." Coach Wilson will have an in-home visit with Jai this summer.

Eugene has ties to the SEC as his cousin is CB Darius Vinnett at the University of Arkansas. "Darius really wants me to go where I feel most comfortable. He has been working with me a lot to improve my game and has really informed me of how the recruiting process works."

The star CB will most likely pick up even more offers as he begins his senior season. Literally every school in the country will be vying for his signature this February.

Eugene is on track to becoming a full qualifier.

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