Tuesday, July 14, 2009

OT Evan Washington Commits to LSU


Texas offensive tackle prospect Evan Washington (pictured below)committed to LSU on Tuesday. This is very big news for LSU because Washington looked like LSU's best chance to sign an elite offensive tackle for this class. It was very important to get him. Washington is 6'5" 290 pounds and very athletic. He's only played football for one year, and he doubles as a forward for his high school's basketball team. Washington had over 20 offers from schools such as Oklahoma, Auburn, Miami, Alabama, Nebraska, and Oklahoma State.

Washington is rated 4-stars by Scout.com and Rivals.com. An ESPN evaluation of him, along with some video, can be found here.

In other news, Mississippi offensive tackle prospect Wes Rea committed to Mississippi State recently, but he did so as a baseball player. Baseball seems to be what Rea really wants to play and he's said that he only wants to play one sport in college. While it seemed like a strong possibility that Rea would be part of LSU's offensive line class, now he won't be part of anyone's.

LSU is also putting the heat on Shaw high school offensive lineman Elliott Porter. Porter is being recruited as a defensive tackle by most schools and has an offer from Florida State. If Porter is OK with playing on the offensive line, then it seems highly likely that he'll choose LSU. If LSU can land Porter, they may close the book on offensive linemen for this class unless a serious blue chipper wants to come aboard.

It's been a while since I've updated the big list, and I've made some changes as prospects have committed elsewhere and new names have popped up:

QB Zach Lee -- McKinney, TX (Dallas area)
FB Brandon Worle - LaGrange, GA
WR Mike Davis -- Dallas, TX
WR Justin Hunter -- Virginia Beach, VA
TE Nick Jacobs -- Many
TE/OL Cameron Fordham -- Duluth, GA
OL Evan Washington -- DeSoto, TX (Dallas area)
OL Jamarcus Hardrick (JUCO)
LB Justin Maclin -- Memphis, TN
LB DJ Welter -- Crowley Notre Dame
LB Luke Muncie -- Klein, TX
LB/DE Houston Bates -- St Pauls HS Covington, LA
S Eric Reid -- Dutchtown HS
ATH Ronnie Vinson (CB or S) -- Newman New Orleans
ATH Tharold Simon (WR or S) -- Eunice
ATH Sam Gibson -- Prattville, AL

Munchie Legaux -- Karr HS New Orleans
Terrance Broadway -- Capitol
Sam Carter -- Houston, TX

Lache Seastrunk -- Temple, TX
Storm Johnson -- Loganville, GA (Atlanta area)
Dontae Williams -- Houston, TX
Michael Dyer -- Little Rock, AR

Trovon Reed -- Thibodaux
James Wright -- Belle Chase
DeAndrew White -- Galena Park, TX (Houston area)
Demarco Cobbs -- Tulsa, OK
Glen Coleman -- West Jefferson
Armand Williams -- Slidell

Travis Dickson -- Ocean Springs, MS

OC Brown -- Memphis, TN
Elliott Porter -- Shaw HS New Orleans
Daryl Williams -- Corinth, TX
James Stone -- Nashville, TN
Damien Robinson -- Olive Branch, MS
TJ Leifheit -- Wilmington, NC
Luke Charpentier -- John Curtis
Alex Hill -- Slidell HS

Rissean Broussard -- Washington Marion Lake Charles (Tennessee commitment)
Damien Jacobs -- Houma, LA
Harold Legania -- Karr HS New Orleans
Churphy Stewart -- Breaux Bridge
LaCraig Brown-- Monroe
Garrison Smith -- Atlanta, GA
Byran Jones -- Junction City, AR

Jordan Allen -- West Monroe
Anthony Wilson -- Homewood, AL
Joseph Okafor -- Houston, TX
JR Ferguson -- MD
Benay Pryor -- MS JUCO
Walker Ashburn -- John Curtis
Brandon Willis -- Duncan, SC
Fre'Shad Hunter -- Cary, NC
Joel Bonomolo -- JUCO (formerly Rummel HS)

Shaun Lewis -- Missouri City, TX (Houston area)
Michael Taylor -- Atlanta, GA
Telvin Smith -- Valdosta, GA
Pat Swilling Jr. -- Brother Martin New Orleans
Chase Williams -- Leesburg, VA

Tony Hurd -- Missouri City, TX (Houston area)
Tyler Stephenson -- Lancaster, TX (Dallas area)
Jonathon McKnight -- John Curtis HS
Tyrann Mathieu -- St. Augustine HS

Tommie Saunders -- San Antonio, TX

Curtis Carter (WR or CB) -- North DeSoto
James Haynes (CB or WR) -- Orange, TX


Otto said...

If the guys listed are thought to be prospects for LSU, you can take Churphy Stewart's name off the list. He wont get into LSU based on academics.
Chances are he will end up in the C-USA if he doesnt want to do the time in JC so he can go to LSU, because C-USA can take a few
"non-predictors" each year.

PS> Churphy is the real deal.

Saturday Night Slant said...

I have left him on the list because there was some talk recently about LSU signing Steward and then placing him at JUCO. Steward had even admitted that he's likely not going to qualify. And that's a shame because Steward may be a 4-star guy if his grades were in better shape.

So while he may be a part of LSU's signing class, the odds of him showing up in the Fall of 2010 are slim to none. I should probably make a note to the side about his academics though.

Thanks for the Comment and the interest!

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