Class of 2013 Athlete Making Plenty of Noise

Jermaine Antoine burst onto the scene as a freshman last year for Loreauville High School and he's continued to impress at combines this summer. Find out more about the versatile Class of 2013 standout.

Loreauville High School will have opposing defensive coordinators scratching their heads this fall. The Tigers, with spread guru Rhett Peltier calling the shots at offensive coordinator, have the top three playmakers - RB B.J. Greene, RB/WR Nick Julien, and RB/WR Jermaine Antoine - returning from a team that finished 8-3 last season.

Antoine, who will be a sophomore, made a name for himself in 2009, racking up more than 500 all-purpose yards. However, the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder is equally adept on the defensive side of the ball, as evidenced by his performance last weekend at the NUC Ultimate 100 Combine in Texas.

"I was named Defensive MVP at the combine," said Antoine. "From there, I'll be going to the All-American Combine in two weeks at the University of Oklahoma. It's a combine for all the MVPs from around the country. I'm ready for that one. I'm ready right now.

"I like playing defense more than offense - just a slight bit more. I do like offense, but man, I get to try and knock people out when I'm playing defense. It felt good to win the MVP. I guess that's what happens when you keep God first in your life. Things go well for you."

Antoine can't wait for the football season to kick off in a few weeks.

"We're looking great," he said. "We're already prepared for our first game (vs. Welsh on September 3rd). With B.J. (Greene) and Nick (Julien) running the football, it's going to open up our passing game for me at receiver.

"We're trying to go undefeated. Last year, we weren't in shape for the Welsh game (56-27 loss on the road in Week One), but we're in shape now and we're working hard."

Antoine, who ran a 4.6 and broad jumped 9'8" at the combine last weekend, says that his favorite colleges include LSU, Alabama, Miami, and Florida.

The Class of 2013 star is a gifted kick returner who showed excellent vision and moves with the football in his hands last year.

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