Class of 2012 Introduction: Gerron Borne

East St. John High School produces an overwhelming number of college football players. Ryan Perrilloux, Stefoin Francois, Alex Singleton, and Patrick Lewis are all former Wildcats. Read on to find out about the newest phenom from East St. John.

Louisiana is known for producing excellent defensive tackles and 2012 DT Gerron Borne of East St. John (Reserve, La.) is already beginning to receive significant attention from college recruiters.

"I just received a big packet from Miami in the mail today," said Borne. "I'm also getting interest from Nebraska, LSU, Tulsa, SMU, Texas Tech, Tennessee, Utah, and Mississippi State. I'm going to Louisiana-Lafayette's camp at Pan American Stadium (New Orleans) on Saturday, and I'm planning on going to camp at Mississippi State, LSU, and Tennessee. I was going to a Tennesee camp several days ago, but the weather prevented us from going.

"SMU is a program that is on the come-up. Floyd Raven, one of my teammates, said that they have a good recruiter in Coach Reinebold. Dallas is a nice city and I'm looking to visit there at some point."

Borne, while only a junior, is the best defensive lineman on one of the prominent 5A teams in the state.

"I didn't put up too many numbers last year," he said, "because I was playing nose tackle and it was my learning year. I was mostly just slanting left and right into the gap. This year, I'm moving to the three-tech and I should make more tackles.

"Our quarterback is moving over from cornerback (to replace Kalen Henderson, who signed with Tulsa). Our wide receiver, D'haquille Williams, is a straight-up stud. When you throw the ball, he's going to go get it and he's not going to drop it. Floyd (Raven) is a speedster at DB with good coverage skills. We'll put him on the other team's best wide receivers, and we know that he'll shut them down."

Borne, while having interest in SMU, is also a fan of the SEC.

"I like the atmosphere at Auburn," he said. "They have a great coaching staff, and I think that I would fit in well with their program. The LSU coaches can't wait until I come to their campus for the OL/DL camp next month. My coach (Larry Dauterive) knows everybody. He knows the Mississippi State head coach, Dan Mullen, and I like the facilities at Mississippi State. He also knows Tennessee's coach, Derek Dooley, very well."


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