Saucier Checks Out La. Tech

Matt Saucier is the quarterback for John Curtis Christian, but his overall athletic ability is catching the eye of college scouts.

Matt Saucier

Louisiana Tech recruiting coordinator Terry Joseph was at the John Curtis/John McDonough game last Friday, and Joseph is recruiting Saucier as a defensive back.

Saucier made the trip up to Ruston Saturday to watch the Bulldogs take on Boise St. and the senior came away impressed.

"I really liked it," said Saucier. "Tech played good and while they lost, the score didn't indicate how close the game was."

In addition to Louisiana Tech, Saucier is hearing regularly from Tulane, SMU, Duke, and Rice. While Saucier is still waiting for his first college offer, it appears that the Bulldogs may have the inside track.

"I would love to go there," Saucier said of Louisiana Tech. "I just want to play college football."

Other than Tech, Saucier indicated that SMU is the school that has been in contact most frequently. Due to his versatility and speed - he runs a 4.55 - Saucier himself isn't sure what position SMU and Duke would want him to play, although Tulane (QB) and Rice (DB) have been more specific.

After a one-sided victory (40-6) over John McDonough last Friday, Saucier and the Patriots have a stiff test in district rival St. James this week. Both teams enter the game with only one loss on their resumes, as the Patriots dropped a narrow decision to Longview, Texas, and St. James lost by a similar small margin to undefeated 5A Destrehan.

Saucier said that the key to victory this week is "running the offense like we know how.

"Other than the Longview game, we've done good," he continued, "and we haven't peaked yet."

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