Warren Easton impressed in the last exhibition game before the real season starts on Thursday versus Jesuit. The Eagles’ defense was stout all night holding the Purple Knights offense to only 127 yards of total offense. It’s no secret that Eagles have one of the best 1-2 punches in the state with dual-threat quarterback Lance Legendre & running back Ashaad Clayton. Legendre threw for 3 touchdowns to receivers Alred Luke, Kiaeem Green, & Kentrell Boyd. Clayton rushed for 95 yards on just 10 carries.
All in all the Eagles looked like they will be one of the best teams in 4A again & have everybody waiting for the highly anticipated matchup week 10 versus district foe Edna Karr.
The Tri-Parish is set to have a bevy of outstanding athletes showcase their abilities this year & there is a lot of buzz about how much talent that will be on display this season in the area. Brandon Legendre & Ja’Khi Douglas are the two notables in the tri-parish that have over 40 offers combined, but there are many more prospects in the area that will catch the eye of many this season.
1. Brandon Legendre C/O 2019, 5-9, 185 lbs – E.D White High School. Legendre is a 4 year starter that has continued to take his game to another level each year. The University of Louisiana-Lafayette commit was clocked at 4.39 laser in the forty at the Nike Opening & he is one of the most dynamic athletes not just in the tri-parish, but throughout the state. Legendre hold offers from Notre Dame, TCU, West Virginia, Kentucky, & many more big time programs.
2. Ja’Khi Douglas C/O 2020, 5-9, 185 lbs – Terrebonne High School. Douglas is arguably the hottest athlete in the 2020 class after a big summer on the camp circuit. The 4 star athlete can play multiple positions on the field at a high level & he’s a big reason why Terrebonne has a legitimate shot to make a deep run in the playoffs this season. Look for Douglas to have a big season & put himself up there as one of the best to ever come out the tri-parish area. Douglas hold offers from LSU, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi St, Tennessee, Missouri, Washington St, University of Houston, & many more.
3. Brennan Patterson C/O 2019, 5-10, 180 lbs – Vandebilt Catholic. Patterson is a big time athlete that can impact the game in a variety of ways. This kid is super dangerous in the return game & can take the distance at any given moment when his number is called on offense. Patterson is the best defensive back in the tri-parish & he takes pride on stopping the opposing team’s best receiver. His physicality to go with his athleticism is what separates him from most defensive backs. Patterson hold offers from Southern, Arkansas Pine-Bluff, & Nicholls St. Also Central Florida, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, & Southern Miss are all recruiting him heavy at the moment.
4. Keshawn James C/O 2019, 5-8, 170 lbs – Terrebonne High School. When you cut on the film & watch James you instantly say to yourself this kid is a playmaker with the ball in his hands. Almost impossible to tackle this kid 1 on 1 in space & can take over a game at any given time. You won’t find too many kids that’s tougher than James & look for him to Terrebonne’s most important piece on offense this season. James hold offers from Nicholls St, & Arkansas Pine-Bluff. Also Southern Miss & the University of Louisiana-Lafayette are recruiting James at the moment.
5. Shawn Hall Jr. C/O 2019, 5-10, 180 lbs – Assumption High School. Hall is the epitome of a true football player. He has a very high football IQ & he’s the hardest hitting defensive back in the tri-parish by a landslide. The Nicholls St. commit is in for a big year & he will play a vital role this season into why that Mustang defense will be one of the best in the area. Hall hold offers from Grambling St & Arkansas Pine-Bluff. Also Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss, SMU, & Southern are all recruiting Hall at the moment.
6. Tyren Young C/O 2020, 5-10, 167 lbs – Thibodaux High School. Young is one of the most underrated athletes in the tri-parish. Line this kid up anywhere on the field & he will make an impact no doubt about it. It’s hard to decifer which position Young is best at because he’s so dynamic at multiple positions. After this season I expect Young to get a lot of attention from schools come the Spring.
7. DE: Le’Kelan Bougere C/O 2019, 6-3, 250 lbs – H.L Bourgeois. Bougere is a load to block because he’s so disruptive. The 1st team all-district performer was one of the best defensive lineman in a very talented 7-5A district last season. I expect Bougere to have a even bigger season this year & give offensive linemen fits all game long. Bougere holds offers from Arkansas Pine-Bluff & Louisiana College.
8. ATH: Anthony Ruffin C/O 2019, 5-10, 170 lbs – Covenant Christian Academy. Ruffin is a heck of an athlete that has made himself a hot commodity as of late. It’s no doubt that defensive back is where Ruffin will play on the next level, but he’s very capable of being explosive with the ball in his hands as well. Ruffin holds an offer from Arkansas Pine-Bluff. Also Nicholls St. is recruiting Ruffin at the moment.
9. RB: Deon Jenkins Jr. C/O 2020, 5-8, 170 lbs – Central Lafourche High School. Jenkins will be the workhorse for that Trojan offense this season. His ability to run between the tackles & catch out the backfield at a high level is what made Jenkins so effective last season. This kid will be arguably the best running back in the tri-parish this season.
10. RB: Ferronte Miller C/O 2021, 5-9, 175 lbs – Thibodaux High School. Miller is one of the most intriguing prospects in the tri-parish. He is a dynamic all purpose back that can line up in the backfield & also at slot receiver. I expect Miller to put up big numbers in that potent Thibodaux offense. Miller is getting interest from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, South Carolina, Nicholls St, & Arkansas Pine-Bluff.
11. RB: Chaz Ward C/O 2019 – Terrebonne High School. Ward holds an offer from Louisiana College.
12. DT: Maason Smith C/O 2021 – Terrebonne High School. Smith hold offers from Southern Miss, & University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Also Smith is receiving heavy interest from LSU, Ole Miss, & the University of Virginia.
13. LB: Joshua Ratliff C/O 2019 – Assumption High School.
14. Safety: Trevonte’ Walker C/O 2019 – H.L Bourgeois. Walker holds an offer from Cornell College.
15. WR: Kyren Lacy C/O 2020 – Thibodaux High School. Lacy is being recruited & getting interest from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Nicholls St, Southern Miss, Southern, & University of Houston.
16. LB/G: Aaron Benfield C/O 2019 – E.D White High School.
17. Safety: T.J Ruffin C/O 2019 – Terrebonne High School. Ruffin holds an offer from Arkansas Pine-Bluff.
18. LB: Rolaun Richard C/O 2021 – Thibodaux High School.
19. LB: Cullen Butler C/O 2019 – Terrebonne High School. Butler is receiving interest from Nicholls St.
20. QB: Ryan Williams C/O 2022 – Ellender High School. Williams is receiving interest from Southern Miss & Arkansas Pine-Bluff.
21. Tackle: Vernon Dorsette C/O 2020 – Assumption High School.
22. DE: Melvin Matthews C/O 2020 – H.L Bourgeois High School. Matthews is receiving interest from Nicholls St.
23. ATH: Michael Clement C/O 2019 – E.D White High School. Clement is receiving interest from Nicholls St.
24. DT: Will Robinson C/O 2019 – Terrebonne High School.
25. QB: Jacob Barker C/O 2019 – Central Lafourche High School.
26. Tackle: Jhy Orgeron C/O 2020 – South Lafourche High School. Orgeron is receiving interest from Southern Miss.
27. WR: Ja’Corey Wells C/O 2020 – Vandebilt Catholic.
28. QB: Luke Alleman C/O 2021 – Thibodaux High School.
29. DB: Kwan Allen C/O 2020 – Terrebonne High School.
30. RB/WR: Craig McKinley C/O 2019 – Ellender High School.
31. DE: Truvon Price C/O 2020 – Ellender High School.
32. LB: Chandler Rhodes C/O 2020 – Vandebilt Catholic.
33. WR: Darwin Davis C/O 2020 – Thibodaux High School.
34. ATH: Jahon Johnson C/O 2020 – Ellender High School.
35. ATH: Austin Danos C/O 2020 – South Lafourche High School.
36. WR: Jansen Folse C/O 2020 – Central Lafourche High School.
37. DB: Jakobe Carter C/O 2020 – Terrebonne High School. Carter is receiving interest from Southern.
38. Guard: Timmy Maines C/O 2019 – Vandebilt Catholic.
39. LB: Khalil Brisco C/O 2020 – Thibodaux High School.
40. Guard: Johnny Carter C/O 2019 – Terrebonne High School.
41. WR: Courtenay Francis C/O 2019 – Ellender High School.
42. ATH: Colby Chelette C/O 2021 – South Terrebonne High School.
43. WR: Jaylin Lucas C/O 2022 – Terrebonne High School.
44. Tackle/Guard: Kobe Berger C/O 2020 – Thibodaux High School.
45. DE: Daquan Sylvester C/O 2019 – H.L Bourgeois High School.
46. DB: Joshua Holden C/O 2020 – Thibodaux High School. Holden is receiving interest from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette & Nicholls St.
47. ATH: TyShaun Hester C/O 2021 – Ellender High School.
48. LB: Colby Clement C/O 2019 – Terrebonne High School.
49. RB: Tyran Cassie C/O 2020 – Assumption High School.
50. WR: Treyveon Johnson C/O 2019 – Terrebonne High School. Johnson holds an offer from Arkansas Pine-Bluff.
Late Wednesday evening, Hahnville head football coach Nick Saltaformoggio was notified that his new transfer quarterback Andrew Robison will not be suiting up for him this season according to multiple sources. The ruling comes in the day before Hahnville was set to host their jamboree versus Jesuit, how fitting.
Coach Salt has been suspended 4 games & the school has been fined for what is said to be for recruiting violations. Robison starred at Vandebilt Catholic the last 3 seasons, but when his father Drew Robison was not retained at the school they were forced to make other plans. Drew Robison was the offensive coordinator & head basketball coach at Vandebilt Catholic during his son’s tenure there. The reasoning behind the school not retaining Robison is undisclosed.
Sources close to the situation says that Robison & his family made a legit move to the Hahnville area, which makes this case very puzzling. LHSAA has ruled Robison ineligible for his senior year because they believe he was recruited to Hahnville for athletic purposes, which is a violation. It remains to be seen if the LHSAA has legitimate proof that Robison was recruited to come there, but in years past we’ve seen a bevy of kids get the short end of the stick just off of speculation.
Hahnville was looking like they were going to have a legitimate shot to get back to the dome with the roster they had returning. And with a stud quarterback like Andrew Robison at the helm it’s no doubt the Tigers were going to be 1 of the better teams in 5A. All & all another kid suffers from a ruling that the LHSAA comes down with a day before the jamboree. The ruling will affect Robison & his family tremendously, but the timing of it all puts the Hahnville football program behind the eight ball with the first game of the regular season just a little over a week away.
If Robison had not transferred to a prominent program such as Hahnville, you have to wonder would this ruling have ever came down. Some close to the situation believe Robison could return to Vandebilt Catholic, but that has not yet been confirmed.
The 4 star cornerback Chester Kimbrough made it official on Monday night committing to the University of Florida via twitter. Many close to Kimbrough wasn’t surprised at all by his decision to commit to this program because of his love for the Gators dating back to when he was in middle school.
t’s no secret that the talented cornerback has been high on many big time programs’ radar for some time now, with LSU being one of them. LSU offered Kimbrough this past June at their elite prospect camp, but the sense was Florida had too much of an edge over the home state school already. Dan Mullen was hired as head coach by Florida last November & they waisted no time offering the stud cornerback 3 months later in February. It’s evident that Dan Mullen & his staff did a hell of job recruiting Kimbrough these last six months which led to him committing on Monday night. Kimbrough currently hold offers from LSU, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, & a host of others.
With Kimbrough committing right before the start of the season, this takes a lot of weight off of his shoulders so that he can focus on helping a talented Warren Easton team make a run at that 4A state title. Expect Kimbrough to have a lights out senior year & play a vital role in whether that Warren Easton defense can get over the hump this season or not.
Jahein Spencer committed this past weekend on his official visit at UAB right before the start of his senior year. Spencer is coming off of a really good spring & summer on the Under Armour circuit where he was one of the better prospects on a loaded Louisiana Elite 17U team.
Spencer has been sought after by the UAB program going back to last summer when they offered him a full scholarship. UAB was the first program to pull the trigger on Spencer & it seemed to had went a long way with him during his recruiting process. “The coaching staff treated me like family from day one,” Spencer said. “When I went on campus I got a good vibe from everybody there. UAB has been on me since day one of my recruitment process. Even through my bad games on the circuit they were always there for me. I never questioned if they really wanted me, the loyalty was always there.” Spencer has offers from Mississippi St, Georgetown, UNO, & Nicholls St.
Spencer has continued to develop his game each year & it has shown on the Under Armour circuit as well as with his high school team Madison Prep. Spencer help lead Madison Prep to a 3A state championship this past year averaging 16.4 ppg to with 6.3 rpg. Transferring from Assumption High School to Madison Prep after his tenth grade year seem to take Spencer’s game to another level under the tutelage of head coach Jeff Jones. “I feel like from this year compared to last year I became a way better shooter,” Spencer said. “I think I became one of the better players on the Under Armour circuit this year. My competitiveness was unquestioned & I feel like my on ball defense was on another level.” It’s no doubt that this kid can score it in bunches, but where I think he separated himself is being able to guard the best player on every team game in & game out.
The 6-4 wing Spencer is not only a hell of a basketball player, but he is a hell of an athlete on the football field as well. Spencer will be strapping up the cleats in his senior year for Madison Prep & it has the football staff really excited about it. Spencer hasn’t played football since his freshman year, but the talented prospect wanted to give his first love one last run before he takes his talents to UAB next fall. “At first my basketball recruiting process was kind of slow,” Spencer said. “Even though I just committed, going into the spring I wanted to see what could come out of it. I’ve always had a love for football & I didn’t want to leave high school with the regret of not giving it one last shot.”
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