Scouting Report La Salle Lancers

A new coaching staff is bringing new excitement to the Cincinnati (Ohio) La Salle football program in 2013. However, the talent on the field should have fans of the Lancers extremely excited as several players show the potential to take their game to the next level.

Cincinnati (Ohio) La Salle will open their season Wednesday night in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown against Oak Hills. FOX Sports NEXT caught the Lancers in their final preseason scrimmage on Thursday night coming away impressed with the depth of talent seen.

Class of 2014

Derek Kief – All eyes are on the Alabama pledge and for good reasons. Kief, who is blessed with a long frame and stride, has no problem going into traffic and making a catch. While some may question his straight line speed, he always seems to be able to get separation and yards after the catch. Kief will be the target of defenses all season and while it could hurt his personal numbers, he'll open things up for several of his talented teammates.

Izaiah Fuller – Fuller is also blessed with a long frame and the ability to get open anywhere on the field. Injury has slowed the 6-foot-4, 200-pound senior from showing his talents and a big senior season should open eyes and find Fuller picking up several offers.

Cameron Bouldin – The senior safety holds a couple of offers from Mid American Conference programs. Despite missing out on a couple of opportunities at MAC programs as he researched programs, Boluldin will be a steal for a program as he's got the long build and a frame that can add weight in the coming years. Could be a player that bulks up at the next level and plays outside linebacker.

Class of 2015

Jordan Thompson – The junior defensive lineman is a three year starter for the Lancers and has the tools to become a disruptive force in the middle. The past two seasons he's played on the edge but after adding some solid weight (246-pounds) Thompson makes the move inside. All the tools are there with a quick first step and great drive from the lower body. Thompson needs to work on staying lower and continue to build his upper body strength.

John Junker – We first saw Junker during a camp visit to Indiana and liked what we saw from the junior linebacker. On the field Junker moves fluid with a long frame at 6-foot-3, 200-pounds. Lack of experience at the varsity level makes him hesitant at times, but you can see he's got the makeup of a player to watch going forward as he continues to feel more comfortable on the field and gets bigger physically.

Phil Anderson – Anderson is not a starter, but he shows some natural talent at 6-foot, 190-pounds. Not afraid to mix it up, the junior safety is still getting down the fundamentals of the game and is a player to keep an eye on going forward.

Kevin Ferguson – Wide receiver with great natural athletic ability who could prove to be the Lancers biggest passing target as teams focus on Kief. Great hands and the willingness to go up and get the ball at its highest point make Ferguson a player to keep an eye on. At 5-foot-10, 183-pounds, the junior has all the tools to be a major prospect at the slot position.

Class of 2016

Jeremy Larkin – The 5-foot-10, 170-pound sophomore running back is a major threat every time he touches the ball to score. Great at making the quick cut, Larkin shows great balance and the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. A player to watch as he physically matures in the next two years and a player we expect big things out of this season.

Nick Watson – The sophomore quarterback looks to be ready to lead a team capable of making a serious run in the playoffs. Watson keeps his cool while in the pocket and shows the ability to extend a play when needed. Does a solid job of throwing on the run and putting the ball in a position for his receivers to make plays.

Joshua Gebing – The surprise of the night came from the sophomore wide receiver who enjoyed a big night. While he'll be sharing time behind the likes of Kief, Fuller and Ferguson, the 6-foot-2, 172-pound Gebing is capable of making big plays on his own.


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