Ginyard Gets It Done

Justin Ginyard was the leading receiver for Ouachita Parish High School last season, but the senior is still under the radar in terms of scholarship offers. That should change in the near future, however.

Big, physical receivers don't come a dime a dozen and that's why recruiters are flocking to northeast Louisiana to take a long look at Ouachita (Monroe, La.) WR Justin Ginyard. As a junior, Ginyard hauled in 26 passes for 544 yards with six touchdowns and he's expecting things to go even better this fall for OPHS, which finished 8-4 last season.

"We think that we can make it this year, that we can win it all this year," said Ginyard, who is currently up to 6-foot-2, 210 pounds (from 6-foot-1, 190 pounds in 2009). "Our offensive line has grown up and our defensive line should be good. Our quarterback, Quentin Wheeler, can do a lot of things both throwing the ball and running."

Ginyard compared his junior quarterback - in terms of production - to former Ouachita great Josh Strong, who led the Lions to the semifinals a few years ago.

"We had a good spring," Ginyard continued. "We played Richwood in the spring game and we scored four touchdowns to their one. I think that I had four catches for around 90 yards that day."

Ginyard, who says that he is being recruited the hardest by ULM, TCU, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Tulane, and Louisiana Tech, admits that he doesn't know much about SMU at this point. Regardless, he doesn't have any favorites and describes himself as "open to anywhere" when it comes to colleges. Ginyard plans to attend TCU camp in Kilgore, Texas, on June 2nd.


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