Sunday, August 2, 2009

Louisiana Recruiting Rankings

Though I released my rankings of Louisiana's top prospects in June, it was time to re-shuffle things a bit. Now that the summer camps and combines have taken place, I've been able to read quite a bit about how these players fared while going against top competition. Those performances, good and bad, influenced my opinions of some of these players. I may even put out a final set of rankings after their senior season is complete. Below is the latest. Feel free to offer feedback on my rankings using the Comments feature.

1 Trovon Reed WR Thibodaux HS (pictured above)
Considering: LSU, Auburn
Notes: Gets open with ease; gets tackled with great difficulty

2 Eric Reid S Dutchtown HS
Commitment: LSU
Notes: Elite prospect with almost no flaws

3 Ronnie Vinson ATH Newman HS New Orleans
Commitment: LSU
Notes: Could excel at four different positions; recruited as a CB

4 Jordan Allen DE West Monroe HS
Commitment: LSU
Notes: Has everything you want; a sure thing to contribute at next level

5 Tharold Simon ATH Eunice HS (pictured left)
Commitment: LSU
Notes: Looks great on both sides of ball; I think he's a WR

6 Nick Jacobs TE Many HS
Commitment: LSU
Notes: Great agility for someone who is 6'5" 245 lbs

7 James Wright WR Belle Chase HS
Considering: LSU, Alabama, Texas Tech
Notes: Lack of camp attendance has status in limbo

8 Jarrett Fobbs WR Huntington HS Shreveport
Commitment: Texas A&M
Notes: Underrated prospect by most; LSU offered as DB only

9 Curtis Carter ATH North De Soto HS
Considering: Nebraska, LSU, Alabama
Notes: Incredible speed but lack of size preventing LSU offer right now

10 Elliott Porter OL Shaw HS
Commitment: LSU
Notes: Much higher rated as an OG

11 Tyrann Mathieu CB St. Augustine HS
Commitment: LSU
Notes: Has everything you want from lockdown corner except size

12 Alfred Blue RB Hahnville HS
Considering: LSU, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Arkansas
Notes: Rondell Mealey clone had impressive camp showing at LSU

13 Risean Broussard DT LaGrange HS Lake Charles
Commitment: Tennessee
Notes: Excels at camps; High ceiling but a bit of unknown due to injuries

14 DJ Welter LB Notre Dame HS Crowley (pictured right)
Commitment: LSU
Notes: Solid, safe guy with good size and speed; highlight film a bit underwhelming

15 Houston Bates LB/DE St Pauls HS Covington
Commitment: LSU
Notes: Tough, hard-nosed football player who produces; position in college unclear. LB, DE, FB?

16 Damien Jacobs DT Houma
Considering: Florida State, Nebraska, Arkansas, Ole Miss
Notes: Looks very good on film; could stand to shed some weight

17 Munchie Legaux QB Karr HS New Orleans
Considering: Baylor, Ole Miss, Oregon, Tennessee, West Virginia
Notes: Several poor camp showings dropped his stock, but still has loads of talent and huge upside

18 Jonathon McKnight CB John Curtis HS
Considering: Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Arkansas
Notes: Solid skills and speed but doesn't overwhelm you

19 Derrick Milton RB Pineville HS
Considering: Oklahoma, Auburn
Notes: Great camp performance, great film…highly underrated

20 Andre Hal CB Port Allen HS
Commitment: Vanderbilt
Notes: Good size and play making skills but film doesn't have wow factor

21 Drew Dileo WR Parkview Baptist HS Baton Rouge
Commitment: Michigan
Notes: Very underrated due to small size; could be Michigan's version of Darius Reynaud

22 Alex Hill OL Slidell HS
Considering: Nebraska, Missouri, Texas A&M, Auburn
Notes: Ability to play center increases his value; has several nice ofers

23 Armand Williams WR Slidell HS
Considering: Auburn, Tulsa, Tulane
Notes: Good size and tests off the charts at combines; very big ceiling

24 Brandon Jackson DT Evangel HS Shreveport
Commitment: Texas A&M
Notes: Very good quickness for big guy

25 Terrance Broadway QB Capitol HS Baton Rouge
Commitment: Houston
Notes: Once thought to be state's top prospect, stock has dropped significantly


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