Boutte Names a Leader

Devin Boutte of Catholic High School in New Iberia attended a camp last week that made a big impression on the senior receiver. Moreover, Boutte named that school as the current leader for his services on the next level. Is he on the verge of committing? Read further to get the details.

Wide receiver Devin Boutte of Catholic High School (New Iberia, La.) is holding two offers and one of those schools is currently the frontrunner for his services.

"Tulane is my leader right now," said Boutte, a first-team all-state selection last year. "They're the program that's showing me the most love. I went to their camp last week and it's the favorite camp that I've attended. The coaches were all there to see me and they want me to come to Tulane. I talked to Coach (Bob) Toledo, (offensive coordinator) Coach Dodd, (recruiting coordinator) Coach Lichtenberger, and even the cornerbacks coach spent time talking with me.

"The campus is really nice and everything is close to the football facility. The dorms and the practice fields are right there. It's maybe a one-minute walk to those places. It also helps that my former quarterback, Taylor Bullock, is there."

Boutte said that Tulane is hoping to secure an early verbal from him.

"The coaches want me to go ahead and commit," he said. "They used an example of a pretty girl winking at you. If you don't go after her, then someone else will. It was a metaphor along the lines of - if you don't commit, then it's possible that someone else could come in and take your spot.

"I'm taking an official visit down there on September 11th for the Ole Miss/Tulane game. When the coaches asked me about committing, I told them that I want to see the gameday atmosphere. I would like to be at a school where football is number one. I'd like a school that has good fan support."

Boutte, who has also been offered by Louisiana-Lafayette, will camp with the Cajuns later this summer. In addition, the 5-foot-10, 175-pounder will be playing in a national 7-on-7 tournament in a few days on a team that features a roster full of fellow Louisiana standouts, including Jarvis Landry, Cartel Murray, Floyd Raven, Dylan Yesso, Daniel Taylor, and Daren Kitchen.

Earlier this summer, Boutte camped at SMU and Ole Miss.

"I haven't talked to any coaches from SMU since that camp, but I'm keeping my options open. I will probably call Coach (Jeff) Reinebold in a few days to see what's happening."

Last season, Boutte racked up almost 1,500 receiving yards for a 3A semifinalist team.

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