The No. 1 receiver from the boot according to 247Sports is close to narrowing his college decision after dropping his top 7 schools via Twitter last week.
The St. James High School product is currently ranked the No. 4 overall prospect in Louisiana, the No. 10 receiver nationally and a top 75 overall recruit in the 2022 class according to 247Sports.
Many think that LSU is the heavy favorite to land the 4-star’s commitment, but Preston expressed that he is still very open at this point.
“I still need to visit some of the schools on my list that I never been to,” Preston said. “I have already made plans to visit Texas & USC for sure. I really like what those two schools have to offer. I already have a good relationship with Jeff Martin (Director of scouting) over at USC, so I’m excited to get up there.”
Preston has accomplished a lot in his three years at St. James with winning a state championship, being named a Under Armour All-American, & being ranked the No. 1 receiver in the state. But making a decision on what school he wants to attend will be a challenge for Preston & his family.
His brother Shawn Preston is currently a defensive back on Mississippi State’s roster.
“Me & my dad went through this process with my older brother a few years ago, so I think that will help a lot this time around with me,” Preston said. “My dad has always been big on having real relationships with a school. Of course I want to play somewhere I can get the ball a lot, but I also want to be at a place that I know can make me a better person too.”
The 6-foot-, 190-pound receiver has some of the best ball skills in this 2022 class. His ability to come down with contested catches consistently is elite & will bold well for him on the next level.
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The 4-star defensive tackle Tygee Hill out of Edna Karr announced on last week that he was giving his pledge to the LSU Tigers via Twitter.
Hill joined his teammate Aaron Anderson, who committed to the Tigers back in December. Hill is currently racked the No. 3 defensive tackle in the state according to 247Sports. Anderson is ranked the No. 2 receiver in the state according to 247Sports.
Anderson & Hill sat down with G-Sportz to talk about what when into their decision to commit to the Tigers.
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Terrace Marshall Jr. was a five-star prospect out of Parkway High School in Bossier, Louisiana. By the end of his senior year, he had over 25 offers, including blue-bloods such as Alabama, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia, Florida, and Auburn.
Now Marshall is preparing for the NFL draft & most mock drafts have him going from late first round to middle of the second. This pass season he finished with 48 receptions, 731 yards, & 10 touchdowns in only 7 games.
Terrace Marshall Jr. did zoom interview with G-Sportz to talk his preparation for the upcoming draft, his time at LSU, adversity he went through, and much more.
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Both teams came into the quarterfinals matchup as two of the most talented teams in the state regardless of class.
Madison Prep the No. 3 seed & Booker T. Washington the #8 seed were both expected to be preseason favorites to get to the top 28 in Lake Charles.
The Chargers came out fast leading 17-12 after the first with Jalen Williams hitting a timely three as time expired.
Going into the half the Chargers extended their lead to 31-24. The Lions cut the lead to 39-34 going into the the fourth after a big quarter from Tyrese Johnson & Coryell Pierce, who combined for 11 points in the third.
The Lions would give the Chargers all they could handle in the fourth, but the guard play from Savion Turner, Kavon Shannon, & Denziel Perkins was just too much. The Chargers would go on to win in a close one 54-52 to advance to the semifinals against Carroll in the Cajundome.
Denziel Perkins led Madison Prep with 16 pts while Percy Daniels & Jalen Williams finished with 11 pts a piece. Tyrese Johnson led Booker T. Washington with 18 pts & Kyren Ratliff finished with 13 pts.
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The Patriots got off to a good start versus Edna Karr leading 15-12 after the first quarter with two big time dunks by Dionjahe Thomas that got the crowd into it early in “The House of Pain”.
The Cougars would step it up in the second taking a 23-21 lead going into halftime.
In the third, the Cougars extended their lead to 45-34 going into the fourth. Keith Jones & Shyves Johnson was critical to the Cougars run scoring 6 points a piece in the quarter.
The Patriots went on a 13-4 run in the fourth to give them their first lead since the second quarter 51-49 with 3:31 left after two free throws by Dionjahe Thomas. Thomas scored 16 of his game high 31 points in the fourth quarter to help the Patriots pull out a nail biter 57-53.
Dionjahe Thomas led all scorers with 31 points, 16 rebounds, & 4 blocks. And O’Ryan James finished with 7 points for the Patriots.
Leland Smith led the Cougars with 13 points. The Patriots will travel to Shreveport on Friday to take the #3 seed Woodlawn-Shreveport with a chance to advance to the Semifinals in Lake Charles.
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When you talk about the top quarterbacks in the state, Rickie Collins is a name you better get real familiar with.
The 6-foot-3, 185 pound dual-threat quarterback from Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been the starter since his freshman year. He’s coming off of an impressive sophomore campaign where he threw for 1,445 yards & 16 touchdowns in only five games.
The Memphis Tigers has taken notice of the talented signal caller giving him his first official offer of his high school career.
“It’s real exciting to get my first offer from a program like Memphis,” Collins said. “Their offense is always pretty good & I noticed this past season how much success their quarterback had throwing for over 3,000 yards & over 30 touchdowns.”
The 2023 quarterbacks in Louisiana is a deep class led by Newman’s Arch Manning along with Zachary’s Eli Holstein, Denham Springs’ Reese Mooney, & Scotlandville’s Zae Teasett. All of these quarterbacks had been offered before Collins before today, but Collins expressed how it fueled him.
“It’s tough when you see quarterbacks throughout the state in your class getting multiple offers & you’re not getting any,” Collins said. “I don’t take it personal though, I just let it fuel me to keep working on my craft. I know what I can do & what I’m capable of so I just have to focus on what I can control.”
The three-sport athlete has also excelled in basketball & baseball. He also had a great showing in Miami on the 7v7 circuit with Louisiana Elite. On the hardwood this season he’s averaging close to 19 ppg to go along with some eye popping dunks every game that sends the crowd into a frenzy. And on the diamond Collins batted over .300 as a freshman.
“I consider myself a real athlete,” he said. “I love competing & trying to be the best at every sport that I play. When you love to compete at everything that you do, it brings the best out of you. And playing with Louisiana Elite 7v7 is preparing me for college because of the type of talent I'm surrounded around. We have an elite group & and it's super competitive, so I'm looking forward to going all over the country throwing to guys like Aaron Anderson (LSU commit)."
The same day Collins receives his first offer, he also received an invite to the Elite 11. Founded in 1999, the Elite 11 is the premier quarterback event in the nation, bringing together the top quarterbacks in the country.
The Elite 11 event alumni include 24 of the 32 current NFL starting quarterbacks, and 13 of the past 14 quarterbacks who have hoisted the Heisman Trophy.
“Getting the Elite 11 invite is something I’ve always wanted, so it’s a dream come true,” Collins said. “I can’t wait to go out there & showcase that I’m one of the best quarterbacks in the country.”
Written by Kyle Valdez
Madison Prep last lost came when they fell to Rayville 78-69 0n December 30. Since then they've been on a 8-game winning streak. During this winning streak, the Chargers has had impressive wins over No. 2 Opelousas and a undefeated Carver team who is No. 1 in 4A & undoubtedly emerged as Louisiana's most entertaining team this year. Entering this past Saturday night matchup at Madison Prep in Baton Rouge, the Rams put their perfect record (15-0) on the line once again. Unlike the teams' previous matchup, which ended 60-55 in favor of Carver, Madison Prep came out on top.
The Madison Prep Chargers found a rhythm and used the home crowd to run away with a 62-45 win. Deziel Perkins scored 29 points on seven 3-pointer's to lead MPA, while Jaylen Williams and Percy Daniels added 10 points each.
Versus No. 2 Opelousas, the Chargers came out on top with 55-34 win with freshman guard Jayce Depron leading the way with 18 points
The Chargers game vs was a chippy, back-and-forth first half with multiple lead changes, Carver eventually took a 25-23 lead into intermission. When it felt like Carver would settle in and run away with the game in the second half, the exact opposite transpired.
A daunting dry spell to start the half for Carver placed themselves in a hole too deep to escape. MPA went on a 13-3 lead to open the half. Perkins knocked down shot after shot and finished with 17 points in the third frame alone. With 3 minutes remaining in the third quarter, MPA took a 44-32 lead
"Coming into these games, I knew we had to do whatever we had to in order to get the job done," Perkins said. "By knocking down shots, I was doing my job."
The fourth quarter consisted of more of the same. Every time Carver got a stop and scored, MPA always had a response. Truly one of the best atmospheres in Louisiana this season, the Chargers continue to run the table at their home gym.
The Chargers took the show on the road Monday night & defeated a scrappy Zachary team 51-46, Southside 68-41 Tuesday night, and Southern Lab 73-47 Wednesday night.
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Written by Kyle Valdez
The Carver Rams are 14-0 & currently ranked No. 1 in 4A along with a No. 12 nationall ranking according to Max Preps. Their last three games have all been on the road versus St. Augustine, Slidell, & Ellender who is ranked No.5 in 4A.
Carver's formula for success this season has been the highly-touted junior duo of Dorian Finister and Solomon Washington. However, Deion Ware caused the most problems for Ellender with 24 points. The sophomore wing torched the Patriots with five 3-pointers and 16 points in the first half. Finister played his part: chipping in 11 points and playing excellent defense in the half-court. Fredrick Price added 8 points.
Despite an abundance of early giveaways from Ellender, their energy was unmatched. Thomas let his presence be felt from the opening jump: scoring 7 points in the first frame to help Ellender take an early 15-14 lead.
In the second quarter, Carver found their rhythm and took off for a 9-0 run to take a 23-15 lead with 6:02 left in the half. Ware led the Rams in the frame with 10 points and 2 shots from beyond the arc. Both teams kept pace to enter intermission with a 36-31 Carver edge.
Ellender trimmed the lead to 1 multiple times in the third quarter but was denied from ever taking the lead. Carver took control with a 15-3 run to begin the final quarter to take the victory.
Both teams had the opportunity to win. Ellender's turnovers were hard to overcome, considering the talent in the open floor for Carver. However, the real problem was the substandard free-throw shooting by both teams. Both teams successfully attacked the paint, but neither team could hit free throws. Carver shot 27% from the charity stripe, going 11-41. Ellender slightly outdid the Rams, going 12-31 (39%). But the Rams would hold on to win 68-62.
Dionjahe Thomas totaled 26 points, 13 boards, and four blocks to lead the Patriots. Preston Bourda added 10 points.
Despite the gritty game, Carver continues to prove themselves as Louisiana's composite No. 1. Playing in games similar to this game will prepare both teams for those chippy playoff games down the road. The ability to grind it out and have others contribute shows how well-built Coach Nate Roche's squad is this season.
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Carencro won their first state title since 1992 with a 35-19 over the defending champions Edna Karr.
The Bears came into the came in as the #1 seed, but they seem to still be the underdogs. After a scoreless first quarter from both teams, senior running back Traylon Prejean scored from two yards out on fourth down for the Bears to make it 7-0.
The Cougars came back the very next possession with a 37 yard touchdown pass from A.J Samuel to Aaron Anderson *LSU commit* to tie it at 7 in the second quarter. The same two would hookup again for a 39 touchdown scoring strike to go up at halftime 13-7.
The Bears struck first in the third quharter with a halfback pass for a touchdown from Traylon Prejean to Jaylon John to take a 14-13 lead. Senior Tavion Faulk would help extend the lead with a 9 yard touchdown pass to Ryan Perry to go up 22-13 in the third quarter.
Junior receiver Aaron Anderson would score his third touchdown of the game on a 10 yard run off of a reverse for the Cougars to make it 22-19 in favor of the Bears with just under four minutes in the third quarter.
Senior running backs Kendrell Williams & Traylon Prejean put the game away with one touchdown a piece to cap off a huge game for the Bears. Williams amassed 139 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries while Prejean had 25 rushes for 115 yards.
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