UL Ragin’ Cajuns RB Coach Jabbar Juluke Talks About His Coaching Journey, Impacting Young Men, & His End Game Before He Retires
New Orleans native Jabbar Juluke just finished his second season as Associate Head Coach/RBs Coach of the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns football staff.
Juluke was named the 2019 FootballScoop Running Backs Coach of the Year after leading Louisiana’s backs to the best rushing season in program history. His running back group broke school records in total rushing yards (3,604) and rushing touchdowns (42).
He had three running backs rush for over 800 yards led by Elijah Mitchell with 1,147 yards, Trey Ragas with 820 yards, & Raymond Calais with 886 yards along with getting drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 7th round.
Juluke has had stops at Louisiana Tech, LSU, & Texas Tech before arriving to Lafayette under head coach Billy Napier.
Before Juluke got into college, he was considered one of Louisiana’s top high school coaches during his time as head coach at Edna Karr High School. He compiled an 80-39 record that was capped by a perfect 14-0 mark and a Class 4A state title in 2012.
He also helped over 70 of his players earn college football scholarships during his head coaching career.
Coach Juluke did a zoom interview with G-Sportz about his coaching journey, impacting young men, & his end game before he retires.
When you think about some of the top tier receivers in the state for the 2021 class the names that come to mind are Brian Thomas, Chris Hilton, & Destyn Pazon. But Johnson is not far behind at all. He has good length and instincts to go with some tremendous hands. He has the ability to make a lot of difficult catches because of his strong hands, high level hand-eye coordination and ability to catch the ball through contact.
With the Booker T. Washington standout committing to Arizona, they land their third commitment from Louisiana in recent months. The other two were Holy Cross linebacker Kolbe Cage & De La Salle running back Montrell Johnson.
“I’m very excited about committing to Arizona & I feel real good about it,” Johnson said.
Arizona edged out Louisville, Mississippi St, Virginia, Missouri, Kansas, & a host of others.
The two sport athlete is coming off of an outstanding junior year on the gridiron. He finished the season with 836 yards receiving, 17 touchdowns (running & catching) & 1 interception that he returned back for a touchdown.
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The last two years Quency Wiggins has made his presence felt on the hardwood, but over the last few months he’s decided to bring his extreme athletic ability to the gridiron.
The 6-foot-5, 241 pound soon to be stud prospect has committed himself to football & has plans to make his mark this upcoming season.
“I haven’t played football since my 8th grade year,” Wiggins said. “My sole focus was basketball coming into high school. But I’m ready to show what I can do on the football field & give myself more options.”
Wiggins has a 77-inch wingspan & many of his football coaches feel that he’s not even done growing. Personal trainer & owner of Camp Moula Ernest Harvey expressed that you don’t see kids walking around like this everyday.
“He reminds me of Myles Garrett,” Harvey said. “Once he learns the technique part of playing defensive end he will be one of the best prospects in the country. He moves so well for his size & he’s only going to get better with time.”
It doesn’t take an expert to state the obvious, but I think it’s safe to say Wiggins will be a top ranked prospect probably as soon as next year.
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