Tulane commit recovering well

It wasn't what Devin Boutte had in mind for his senior season. In a preseason scrimmage several weeks ago, the first-team all-state Catholic-New Iberia WR tore his ACL, prematurely ending a storied high school career. However, there was some sunshine among the rain for Boutte, who dealt with the adversity in a positive manner.

"The doctors say that I'll be back (to full strength) in six months," said Devin Boutte. "They told me that I can run track, if I want to do it. I'm thinking about it, because track might help me get stronger for training camp at Tulane."

The same night that Boutte's high school career came to an end, he called Tulane and broke the news about the injury to the Green Wave recruiters. To their credit, the Tulane coaches readily accepted Boutte's verbal and now the senior from Catholic-New Iberia has focused on cheering his teammates from the sidelines.

"Tulane is excited about me. I got a handwritten letter from Coach Bob (Toledo) a few days ago," Boutte said. "He said that he hoped my surgery went well and that they can't wait to get me back out there."

Boutte said that he plans make the drive south on U.S. 90 for an official visit in December. Tulane added another Acadiana-area commitment earlier this week from St. Thomas More safety Sam Scofield.

With the surgery behind him, Boutte is currently rehabbing his leg and he said that it's "getting better."

As a junior, Boutte was one of the most prolific receivers in the state, catching 70 passes for 1,426 yards with 17 TDs. He also contributed 400 yards rushing for Catholic, which advanced to the 3A semis before losing to eventual state champion Notre Dame of Crowley.

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