The 6-foot-5, 240-pound St. James native, is a four-star product and the No. 19 ranked defensive end according to the 247Sports.
Jones recorded 90 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and 13 sacks as a junior along with helping his team win a 3A state championship versus Jennings High School.
With Jones committing, LSU now has 12 commitments in its 2021 class, which ranks No. 7 nationally.
The LSU commit took the time out & did a zoom interview with G-Sportz discussing why he chose LSU, winning a state championship, & much more.
Xavier(LA) Head Basketball Coach A.J Williams Talks About Recruiting Louisiana Kids, His Coaching Success Thus Far, & More
Alfred Williams is coming off of his fourth season as Xavier’s head coach where his team finished with a 27-6 overall record & a regular season GCAC conference championship. He was also named the 2019-2020 GCAC conference coach of the year.
Williams has had a winning record three of the four seasons he’s been the head coach with a 79-49 overall record.
The 36-year old Williams did a zoom interview with G-Sportz about his success the last four years as head coach, & the future of the program.
UL Cajun Football Signee Kyren Lacy: Discusses Adversity He Went Through, His Future, & Giving Up Basketball
Lacy was ranked as the second-best receiver in the state of Louisiana by 247Sports.com for the 2020 class. He ended his senior season, tallying 54 receptions for 864 yards along with 18 touchdowns. Earned a First Team All-District & all-state honorable mention in 5A.
The Thibodaux High standout was also a highly regarded high school basketball player as well. He finished his senior year averaging 23.3 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game.
The 6-foot-2, 215 pound prospect held offers from some big time program like Miami, Virginia, Houston, Mississippi St, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, & a host of others.
The UL Cajun football signee took the time out & did a zoom interview with G-Sportz discussing why he chose UL, giving up basketball, adversity he went through & much more.
The 6-foot-4, 280 pound left tackle announced via twitter Friday that he was committing to Louisiana Tech. He played a vital role into Edna Karr’s high powered offense last season protecting starting quarterback Leonard Kelly’s blindside, which averaged 38 points per game.
Bannister is a 3-star prospect & currently holds 19 offers from schools like Mississippi St, Kentucky, Louisville, Arizona St, Colorado, Texas Tech, & many more.
What Led Bannister To Louisiana Tech???
"It meant a lot to me when Coach Brock Hays offered me first,” Bannister said. “We instantly clicked & built a relationship. The whole entire staff recruited me hard & that showed me a lot. Coach Mac(McFarland) really took the time to show me how they plan to use me & how he’ll develop me over my next three to four years.”
Why Louisiana Tech Over Power 5 Programs??
"Most schools only talk to you about football,” Bannister said. “A lot of kids get caught up with facilities, uniforms, the conference, & stuff like that. Don’t get me wrong that plays a part but it’s not everything. I plan to major in mechanical engineering & Louisiana Tech is one of the best schools in the country for my major. I just feel like this was the best place for me to be successful on & off the field.”
Life After Football??
"My dream is start a business when I’m done with football & open up my own mechanic shop,” Bannister said. “I’m really into cars & fixing them. Most kids don’t know what they want to do with their life other than football, but I have a plan & Louisiana Tech is going to help me with that.”
LSU Basketball Signee Jalen Cook: Discusses His Future At LSU, Steph Curry Camp, Under Armour Circuit, & More
Walker High School’s Jalen Cook helped his team win a Class 5A title as a sophomore and then enjoyed a breakout junior year where he won Gatorade Player of the Year. He averaged 29.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.8 steals for a Wildcats team that finished as the Class 5A runner-up after falling to Thibodaux High.
This past season Cook went over 3,000 points for his career & averaged over 30 ppg.
He’s ranked the No. 2 prospect in Louisiana for 2020 behind point guard and Virginia signee Reece Beekman of Scotlandville.
The LSU signee took the time out & did a zoom interview with G-Sportz discussing why he chose LSU, his experience playing on the Under Armour circuit, & much more
Maason Smith: The #1 DT In The Country For 2021 Discusses Recruiting, Life After Football, & Much More
The 6-foot-5, 316 pound Terrebonne prospect currently holds 30 plus offers but on October 13 Smith dropped his top 10 schools that included LSU, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi St, Texas A&M, Texas, Miami, Vanderbilt, & Virginia.
Smith is currently ranked the No. 1 DT in the country & No. 6 overall for the 2021 class according to Rivals.com. He finished his junior campaign with 10 sacks, 24 TFLs, & 82 tackles.
On February 13, Smith committed to play in the Adidas All-American bowl in San Antonio January 9.
The 5-star prospect took the time out & did a zoom interview with G-Sportz discussing many of his accomplishments, his recruiting process, & much more.
Austin Claunch joined the Nicholls basketball program in June 2016 as an assistant under Richie Riley and was named the head coach on March 29, 2018. He was also the youngest head basketball coach in the country at the age of 28.
The second year head coach has had stops at George Mason(2012-2013 & Clemson(2013-2016) as an assistant coach.
In Claunch’s first year as head coach his team went 14-17 overall & 7-11 in conference. His second year the team improved to 21-10 overall & 15-5 in conference along with finishing second in the Southland Conference.
Claunch did a zoom interview with G-Sportz discussing the direction of the Nicholls State program & some of his expectations going forward.
Robertson, a two-time All-American for Tech in college, has all but cemented himself as one of the top cornerbacks in this year’s draft. The 5-9, 187-pound cornerback finished his career at Louisiana Tech with 14 interceptions and 48 passes defended. Oh & by the way he finished in the top 3 of seven categories for cornerbacks in this year’s draft in Pro Football Focus.
After an impressive pro day, that included Robertson running a 4.45 in the forty could have very well landed him in the second round for sure. Many of the mock drafts have him getting drafted between the second & fourth rounds.
Robertson did a zoom interview with G-Sportz discussing the draft & some of his expectations.
Shazz Preston: The #1 WR In Louisiana For 2022 Discusses Recruiting, Under Armour Game Invite, Winning the 3A State Championship, & Much More
The talented St. James prospect currently holds 21 offers from schools like LSU, Alabama, Georgia, Miami, Florida State, Texas, & many more.
Preston is currently ranked the No. 7 receiver in the country & No. 38 overall for the 2022 class. He caught for 1,072 yards & 10 touchdowns this past season.
The 4-star prospect took the time out & did a zoom interview with G-Sportz discussing many of his accomplishments.
Zachary’s Chris Hilton is one of the top wide receivers in the 2021 recruiting class. 247’s composite rankings have him at No.
11 among the position group.
He’s the No. 65 overall player in the class, and fourth in talent-laden Louisiana.
On last Sunday(April 12), Hilton narrowed things down.
He has 21 offers, per 247. Only 6 of those programs find themselves in the top group for Hilton though.
There isn’t a great sense for which program may be the leader of this group of six as of right now, but many believe it’ll be LSU when it’s all said & done.
“I’m looking forward to seeing LSU’s offense now that Joe Brady is gone,” Hilton said. “I still feel good about how the offense will look, but we’ll see when the season gets here.”
Hilton says he doesn’t have a commitment date as of right now, but expressed that he wants to take some more visits before he makes a decision.
“I really want to go visit Georgia, so soon as everything goes back to normal I’ll make it up there,” Hilton said. “I feel like I have the best relationships with LSU, Alabama, Georgia’s coaching staffs. My relationship with the coaches, academics, & feeling like a place like home are my biggest factors when picking a school.”
Wherever Hilton lands, he’ll be going into an elite program. At 6-foot-1, 175 pounds Hilton is one of the most gifted athletes in this class. Hilton cleared 6-10 in the high jump last season in track for the LSU Indoor Qualifier & was only a sophomore. He’s also a pretty good basketball player as well & known for his high flying dunks. Oh & by the way this kid carries over a 3.0 grade point average, which is why he says academics will play a big factor into the school he chooses.
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