Northwestern State signs 25 players for 2018 football class

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Northwestern State Demons Football

Class of 2018 – 25 signees

Cedric Anderson, DB, 6-3, 185, Clinton, La.-East Feliciana HS

Jalen Angelle, LB, 6-1, 222, Lafayette, La.-Carencro HS

Shemar Bartholomew, CB, 6-0, 188, New Orleans, La.-Cypress Ranch (Texas) HS

Bishop Breaux, LB, 6-2, 215, Lafayette, La.-Acadiana HS

Khalil Corbett-Canada, OL, 6-5, 290, Harker Heights, Texas-Harker Heights HS (Trinity Valley CC)

Tyree Cormier, DE, 6-2, 240, Beaumont, Texas-West Brook HS

Shelton Eppler, QB, 6-1, 200, Navasota, Texas-Navasota HS (Trinity Valley CC)

Lavonta Gipson, ATH, 6-0, 197, Elm Grove, La.-Haughton HS

Brody Griffin, TE, 6-5, 260, Jeanerette, La.-Highland Baptist Christian School (New Mexico Military Institute)

Jordan Hester, DB, 6-0, 175, Shreveport, La.-Woodlawn HS

William Hooper, CB, 5-11, 175, Montgomery, Ala.-Shoemaker (Texas) HS

Aaron Howell, QB, 6-3, 210, Natchitoches, La.-St. Mary’s Catholic School

JaQuan Jackson, RB, 6-0, 177, De Kalb, Texas-DeKalb HS

Fred Lee, CB, 6-2, 175, Rayville, La.-Rayville HS

Coby McGee, WR, 5-11, 180, Bossier City, La.-Airline HS

Nathalohn Nanai, DT, 6-2, 270, Killeen, Texas-Shoemaker HS

Blake Stephenson, LB, 6-1, 220, Deer Park, Texas-Deer Park HS (Trinity Valley CC)

Alyzcha Ulufale-Hentz, OL, 6-6, 305, Killeen, Texas-Killeen HS

Jomard Valsin Jr., LB, 6-3, 237, Port Arthur, Texas-Memorial HS

Jarviar Wade, DE, 6-2, 230, Monroe, La.-Richwood HS

Quindarrius Whitley, LB, 6-2, 210, Inverness, Miss.-Gentry HS (Holmes CC)

Curtis Williams Jr., RB/WR, 5-7, 172, Mesquite, Texas-West Mesquite HS

Tobias Williams II, CB, 5-11, 180, Many, La.-Many HS

Jalen Willis, WR, 6-3, 183, Mandeville, La.-Lakeshore HS

Reggie Young, OL, 6-5, 280, New Orleans, La.-Edna Karr HS

Northwestern State

Demon Football

2018 Signing Class

 

Cedric Anderson, DB, 6-3, 185, Clinton, LA-East Feliciana HS

Four-sport star at East Feliciana, Academic All-State in all four … all-district in football, basketball and baseball, and a regional qualifier in the long and triple jumps … played football and baseball for his father, Cedric Anderson … was named all-district as both a defensive back and wide receiver as a senior … caught 38 passes for 596 yards and six touchdowns … made 64 tackles, breaking up 14 passes, intercepting five passes, forcing three fumbles and recovering one fumble … also scored a defensive touchdown and returned a punt for a score as a senior … played in the Red Stick Bowl after his senior season … all-district wide receiver as a junior, catching 35 passes for 486 yards and seven touchdowns … had 55 tackles, 18 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, an interception and a forced fumble as a junior … caught 30 passes for 405 yards and two touchdowns in his first two seasons while recording 53 tackles, 12 pass breakups, one interception and one fumble recovery on defense … all-district basketball selection as a junior after averaging 22.3 points per game for coach Desmond Jefferson … three-time all-district infielder and an all-district pitcher in baseball … has twice been a regional qualifier in the triple jump with a top distance of 43-5 and has also qualified for regionals in the long jump for coach Alonzo Jones … East Feliciana’s Student of the Year holds a 4.2 grade point average and was recruited by several Ivy League schools … Senior Class President … born 12/22/99 … son of Danita and Cedric Anderson … one brother, Caleb (15) … plans to major in engineering technology … plans to work in the engineering field … life’s ambition is “to live a life that I and my family may be proud of and become a productive citizen.”

Jalen Angelle, LB, 6-1, 222, Lafayette, LA-Carencro HS

Three-year letterman and all-district standout for coach Tony Courville’s Bears … collected 68 tackles, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and forced two fumbles as a senior en route to first-team all-district honors … second-team All-American Combine pick  … as a junior, helped Carencro go 11-3 and reach the third round of the playoffs, recording 77 tackles, three pass breakups and one fumble recovery … named first-team all-district, second-team All-Acadiana and second-team All-American Combine as a junior … all-district selection as a sophomore when Carencro went 8-4 and reached the second round of the state playoffs … lettered in basketball for coach Christopher Kovatch … born 8/25/99 … son of Kasha and Brian Angelle … two brothers, Brian Jr. (11) and Kobe (5) … plans to major in business … wants to become a coach.

 

Shemar Bartholomew, CB, 6-0, 188, New Orleans, LA-Cypress Ranch (Texas) HS

Three-year letterman at Cy Ranch … broke up 12 passes, intercepted five, forced three fumbles and returned one for a touchdown and collected 40 tackles as a senior … recorded 50 tackles, 15 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one interception as a junior … Cy Ranch went 20-3 in his final two seasons … born 6/6/00 … son of Beth Ware and Farris Bartholomew … has four brothers – Bryan Taylor (22), Farris (22), Remelo Bartholomew (7) and Remoan Bartholomew (7) – and two sisters, Kevynyka Gray (25) and Kevynysha Gray (24) … owns a 4.34 grade point average … plans to major in communications and wants to play in the NFL or pursue a career in sports broadcasting … life’s ambition is to “do everything the best I can at all times.”

Bishop Breaux, LB, 6-2, 215, Lafayette, LA-Acadiana HS

Three-year letterman for coach Ted Davidson … versatile athlete played quarterback, safety, linebacker and defensive end in his high school career … collected 57 tackles (33 solo, 24 assists), 10 quarterback hurries, seven tackles for loss, five sacks, three forced fumbles and one blocked kick en route to earning all-district honors as a senior, helping Acadiana go 12-2 and reach the state semifinals … played in the Lake Charles vs. Lafayette Bowl following his senior year … recorded 58 total tackles (37 solo, 21 assists), 14 quarterback hurries, 12 tackles for loss, seven sacks, two pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a junior … lettered three years in track and field … owns a 3.67 GPA and already has 12 college hours because of dual-credit classes … born 5/10/00 … son of Doshia Demuchest and Ashward Breaux … father played football at Arkansas-Monticello one sister, Shanee (25) … plans to major in industrial engineering technology … wants to work as an engineer and become a business owner … life’s ambition is to “repent enough to make it into heaven.”

 

Khalil Corbett-Canada, OL, 6-5, 290, Harker Heights, TX-Harker Heights HS (Trinity Valley CC)

Played one season at Trinity Valley Community College for new Northwestern State offensive coordinator Brad Smiley … enters NSU as a sophomore … started 10 games as a freshman and helped Trinity Valley win the Heart of Texas Bowl, the SWJCFC conference title and post a 9-3 record … was named honorable mention All-SWJCFC after helping Trinity Valley average 462.8 yards and 41.3 points per game … team captain at Harker Heights High School helped lead his team to the playoffs in his senior season … was a first-team all-district selection as a senior … second-team all-district as a junior and lettered as a sophomore … threw the discus in track and field and played three years of soccer as a goalkeeper, allowing just four goals in 12 games his final season … National Honor Society member is a talented musician earning three first places in the UIL’s Varsity String Orchestra competition playing the string bass … graduated with a 3.0 grade point average … born 3/3/99 … son of Stephanie Corbett and Clarence Canada … stepfather is Errol Nelson … has one stepbrother, Justin Nelson (19) … plans to major in psychology … wants to become a sports psychologist … life’s ambition is “to play my Mom back for all the sacrifices she has made for me throughout the years. Once I do that, I feel like my life will be complete.”

Tyree Cormier, DE, 6-2, 240, Beaumont, TX-West Brook HS

Two-sport athlete was a two-time football all-district selection … earned a first-team all-district nod as a senior, collecting 55 tackles, seven for loss, seven sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as West Brook went 9-3 … second-team all-district as a junior, making 65  tackles, four for loss, eight sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in a 10-2 season … named West Brook’s basketball MVP as a sophomore … born 1/5/00 … son of Helen and Douglas Cormier … has four sisters, Sonia (40), Detra (37), Jakasha (30), Gwen (25) and Dayna (23), and one brother, Greg (17) … Gwen is a member of the Houston Rockets dance team … family is related to UFC fighter Daniel Cormier … plans to major in kinesiology … wants to coach or work as a physical therapist … life’s ambition is to “own my own physical therapy and athletic training practice.”

Shelton Eppler, QB, 6-1, 200, Navasota, TX-Navasota HS (Trinity Valley Community College)

Two-year letterman for current Northwestern State offensive coordinator Brad Smiley at Trinity Valley Community College … threw a Texas state prep record with 71 touchdown passes … threw for 1,966 yards and 19 touchdowns in seven games as a sophomore, helping Trinity Valley win the Heart of Texas Bowl … as a freshman, saw action in seven games, completing 61.3 percent of his passes (46-for-75) for 690 yards and nine touchdowns without an interception … in two seasons at TVCC, produced a 28-to-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio … three-year letterman at Navasota High School was the Texas Class 4A Built Ford Tough Player of the Year … second-team all-state and team captain as a senior when he threw for 4,000 yards and 60 touchdowns, completing 64 percent of his passes … as a junior, set the Texas state record with 71 touchdown passes, leading Navasota to a 16-0 season and the Class 4A Division I state title … completed 67 percent of his passes and threw for 5,400 yards as a junior and was named Built Ford Tough Player of the Game in the state title game … first-team Junior All-American, first-team all-state and all-district as a junior … as a sophomore earned honorable mention all-state and first-team all-district honors and was Navasota’s offensive MVP and Co-Newcomer of the Year after throwing for 2,900 yards and 29 touchdowns, completing 61 percent of his passes … earned Greater Houston Area Player of the Week honors … four-year baseball letterman was a two-time, first-team all-district pick and a second-team all-state selection as a senior … team Pitcher of the Year as a junior … born 11/21/97 … son of Nancy and Joey Eppler … has one brother, Tyler (24), a pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization … majoring in business … life’s ambition is “to be successful in all my endeavors and leave the world a better place.”

Lavonta Gipson, ATH, 6-0, 197, Elm Grove, LA-Haughton HS

Three-sport letterman for the Bucs and football coach Jason Brotherton  … ran for 1,218 yards and 18 touchdowns on 191 carries and was named first-team all-city and all-district as a senior … District 1-5A Offensive MVP as the Bucs went 7-4 … rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns as Haughton defeated Byrd for the first time in 33 years … on defense, recorded 17 tackles, four for loss, and one sack … as a junior, rushed for 473 yards and nine touchdown on 81 carries … has been part of two state 4×100 relay champions, setting a school record with a time of 41.15 during his junior year … part of a 4×200 relay that set a school record with a time of 1:26.73, breaking a record held by a team led by the late NSU All-American and NCAA 4X100 champion Joe Delaney … born 9/30/99 … son of the late Harise Butler and Charles Gipson … has one brother, John Johnson (29), and one sister, Jasmine Carter (23) … plans to major in accounting … wants to run his own business … life’s ambition is to help his family.

 

Brody Griffin, TE, 6-5, 260, Jeanerette, LA-Highland Baptist Christian School (New Mexico Military Institute)

Two-year letterman at New Mexico Military Institute … caught six passes for 39 yards and one touchdown as a sophomore … had three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown in a 17-14 win against Tyler Junior College … as a freshman, caught four passes for 34 yards … lettered four years at Highland Baptist Christian School … three-time all-district selection and Best of the Teche honoree helped lead Highland to playoff appearances as a sophomore and as a senior … as a senior, caught 17 passes for 221 yards and five touchdowns … averaged nine tackles per game and finished his career with 45 sacks and four interceptions … also lettered in basketball … was his senior class’ president … born 11/7/97 … son of Arachiel Hamilton and grandson of Doris Hamilton … has one brother, Brontre (18) … cousin of former Green Bay Packer Shannon Clavelle … majoring in nursing … life’s ambition is to “have a chance at making the NFL. If not, then it’s to become a registered nurse.”

Jordan Hester, DB, 6-0, 175, Shreveport, LA-Woodlawn HS

Four-year letterman for coach Jerwin Wilson’s Knights … played in the I-20 Bowl Game following his senior season … second-team all-district selection as a wide receiver and defensive back as a senior, helping Woodlawn reach the state quarterfinals … was a team captain his senior year … caught 43 passes for 826 yards and 13 touchdowns, rushed for 119 yards and threw for 177 while accounting for six 2-point conversions as a senior … picked off six passes, returning them for 113 yards, recorded 42 tackles (2 for loss), forced two fumbles and recovered one as a senior … second-team all-district wide receiver as a junior as Woodlawn went 10-2 and reached the second round of the state playoffs … also lettered in track and field and holds a 4.2 grade point average … born 2/1/00 … son of Sonya Hester, an English professor … has one sister, Mariah (21), who will graduate with a Northwestern State nursing degree in December … plans to major in kinesiology … hopes to reach the NFL and “be one of the greatest football players ever” before becoming a coach.

William Hooper, CB, 5-11, 175, Montgomery, AL-Shoemaker (Texas) HS

Three-year letterman for coach Toby Foreman’s Wolves … unanimous first-team all-district selection as a senior, starting all 10 games, making 30 tackles, breaking up 16 passes and intercepting one … did not allow a touchdown catch as a senior for defensive coordinator Roy Locks, a 2002 All-American defensive end at Northwestern State … first-team all-district and all-area as a junior, collecting 42 tackles, 12 pass breakups and two interceptions … honorable mention all-district as a sophomore after making 37 tackles and breaking up 14 passes … caught 52 passes for 783 yards and 10 touchdown catches as a freshman … lettered two years each in track and field and baseball … teammate of fellow Demons signee Nathalohn Nanai … chose Northwestern State after receiving interest from ULM, New Mexico State, UTSA, UTEP and UL Lafayette among others … born 3/21/00 … son of Chastsie Hale and Dana Hooper … stepson of Corey Hale … one brother, Aidan (10) … his uncle, Sgt. Major Willie Walker, is a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient … another uncle, Derrick Lewis, is the minor league pitching coordinator for the Atlanta Braves … plans to major in kinesiology/athletic training … wants to become a college or high school coach … life’s ambition is “to play in the NFL.”

Aaron Howell, QB, 6-3, 210, Natchitoches, LA-St. Mary’s Catholic School

Four-year starting quarterback for coaches Lee Doty and Corwyn Alredge (junior, senior seasons) at St. Mary’s … as a senior was named Academic All-State, Louisiana Sportsline and Louisiana Football Coaches Association state Class 1A Offensive Player of the Year, first-team all-district and LSWA all-state after throwing for 1,941 yards, rushing for 1,207 yards and accounting for 46 total touchdowns … St. Mary’s reached the state semifinals in his senior year … as a junior, first-team All-Cenla, all-district and honorable mention LSWA all-state after throwing for 1,156 yards, rushing for 413 more and accounting for 23 touchdowns … as a sophomore under Doty, honorable mention all-state, first-team all-district and All-Cenla after throwing for 1,586 yards, running for 711 yards and accounting for 38 touchdowns … second-team all-district pick as a freshman … helped St. Mary’s to a 40-11 record in four seasons and a state runner-up finish his sophomore year … five-year basketball  letterman is a three-time all-district selection … National Honor Society member has a 3.97 grade point average … born 2/15/00 … son of Amy and the late John Howell … one brother, Thomas (15) … plans to major in nursing and become a nurse anesthetist … life’s ambition is “to live a humble life glorifying God and taking care of my family.”

JaQuan Jackson, RB, 6-0, 177, De Kalb, TX-DeKalb HS

Four-year letterman for head coach Eddie May’s Bears … named first-team all-state and the Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year in a record-breaking senior season in which he established the school single-season record for rushing yards (2,867) and single-game records for most carries (57), yards (485) and touchdowns (8, twice) … averaged five touchdowns per game as a senior for a 6-4 DeKalb squad … as a junior wide receiver he was named first-team all-district and third-team all-area … established a school single-game record with 174 receiving yards … named second-team all-district as a cornerback and as a wide receiver as a sophomore … second-team all-district corner as a freshman … helped lead DeKalb to playoff appearances in his sophomore and junior seasons … has lettered three years in track and field, reaching the regionals in five events as a junior … battled through a sprained ankle to qualify for the state meet in the 100 meters as a junior … has lettered in basketball as well … has a 3.1 grade point average … born 1/14/00 … son of Kelly Proby and Eric Griffin … has two brothers, Jason Jackson (16) and Darrion Betts (11) … plans to major in psychology … wants to eventually complete his doctorate and become a life coach … life’s ambition is “to be a positive impact on others regardless of the situation. My ultimate goal is to change as many people’s lives or the better. I strongly believe my purpose is to spread positivity everywhere I go.”

 

Fred Lee, CB, 6-2, 175, Rayville, LA-Rayville HS

Four-year letterman for coach Lent Bursey’s Hornets … named first-team all-district and first team All-Franklin Sun as a senior after recording 26 tackles, 11 pass breakups and three interceptions … second-team all-district junior season in which he had 32 tackles, seven pass breakups and four interceptions … intercepted one pass a sophomore as Rayville went 9-5 and reached the state semifinals … helped Rayville collect 30 wins in his four seasons … National Honor Society member has a 3.2 grade point average … born 6/10/00 … son of Latoria Hogan and Frederick Lee … two sisters, Shakiya Hogan (19) and Jordan Lee (14) … plans to major in computer engineering … life’s ambition is to work for a big business.

Coby McGee, WR, 5-11, 180, Bossier City, LA-Airline HS

Three-year letterman for coach Bo Meeks’ Vikings … first-team all-city, all-parish and all-district as a senior after catching 75 passes for 871 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing for 359 yards and four more TDs on 46 carries … permanent team captain helped lead Airline to the state Class 5A quarterfinals as a senior … three-year letterman in track and field for coach Schirrah Fields, helping Airline reach the regionals as a freshman … two-year basketball letterman … has a 3.3 grade point average … born 11/29/99 … son of Rachel McGee-Johnson and Aaron Johnson … has one brother, Joseph Johnson (13), and one sister, Janie Johnson (14) … cousin of NFL free agent Shaq Johnson … plans to major in kinesiology … plans to play in the NFL and study sports medicine … life’s ambition is “to be the best man I could possibly be socially, mentally, physically and spiritually.”

Nathalohn Nanai, DT, 6-2, 270, Killeen, TX-Shoemaker HS

Two-time first-team all-district selection for coach Toby Foreman’s Wolves … earned first-team all-district nods as a junior and senior and was an honorable mention academic all-state pick as a senior … played for defensive coordinator Roy Locks, a 2002 All-American defensive end at Northwestern State … teammate of fellow Northwestern State signee William Hooper … holds a 3.42 grade point average … born 4/4/00 … son of Tinei and Fa’afetai Nanai … has one brother, Nathaniel (20), and two sisters, Nathalynn (14) and Nathaliah (10) … plans to major in accounting … wants to have an NFL career … goes by “Nate” … says last name “Nah-NYE.”

Blake Stephenson, LB, 6-1, 220, Deer Park, TX-Deer Park HS (Trinity Valley CC)

Two-year letterman at Trinity Valley Community College for current Northwestern State offensive coordinator Brad Smiley … recorded 68 tackles (49 solo, 19 assists) in nine games as a sophomore …. had four tackles for loss and one pass breakup for the Heart of Texas Bowl champions … had 107 total tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, nine sacks, three pass breakups and two forced fumbles for as a freshman, helping Trinity Valley win both the regional and SWJCFC championships … graduated with a 3.7 grade point average … was a two-year letterman and an academic all-state selection at Deer Park High School, graduating with a 3.5 grade point average … racked up 150 tackles, nine for loss, eight pass breakups and two interceptions as a senior, earning first-team all-district honors … first-team all-district as a junior when he had 130 total tackles and three interceptions for an 8-3 Deer Park squad … born 5/13/98 … son of Melinda and David Stephenson … has two brothers, Clay (21) and Dylan (10) … has one sister, Claire Brooks (27) … double majoring in business and kinesiology … plans to own his own business … life’s ambition is to play in the NFL.

Alyzcha Ulufale-Hentz, OL, 6-6, 305, Killeen, TX-Killeen HS

Two-time second-team all-district selection …. set a school record for knockdown blocks in a season with 87.5 in 10 games … also owns the single-game record with 15 knockdown blocks … won the team’s Al “Doc” Wilson Award as a senior … second-team all-district guard and team’s Most Improved Player as a junior as Killeen went 5-5 and reached the state playoffs … born 12/21/99 … son of Taatiafua Ulufale and Ralph Hentz … has two sisters, Anastazia (14) and Arzoria (8) … his uncle is the defensive coordinator at Hawaii … plans to major in kinesiology … plans to continue playing football after graduation or to become a physical therapist … life’s ambition is “to help people be the healthiest they can be and help them to go to their best physical form through medical science and physical therapy’ … pronounces his name Elijah Oool-la-fowl Hentz.

Jomard Valsin Jr., LB, 6-3, 237, Port Arthur, TX-Memorial HS

Two-year letterman at Port Arthur Memorial High School who played his first two years at Monsignor Kelly High School … named to the Beaumont Enterprise first team and was the district defensive MVP after recording 24 tackles (seven for loss) and 12 quarterback hurries as a senior …  second-team Super Gold selection as a junior linebacker and a first-team all-district selection as Memorial reached the third round of the state playoffs and went 11-1 … started for two seasons at Monsignor Kelly and was a second-team all-district pick both seasons … three-time second-team all-district basketball player whose Memorial team currently is 11-0 and ranked No. 4 in the state … born 1/23/00 …son of Kwana Y. Bonham and Jomard R. Valsin Sr. … has one sister, Keiana Bonham (24) … aunt Kiemona Harris played basketball at the University of Houston and his uncle, Corey Valsin, played basketball at TCU … plans to major in engineering … life’s ambition is to become an engineer and a productive member of society.

Jarviar Wade, DE, 6-2, 230, Monroe, LA-Richwood HS

Four-year letterman for head coach Robert Arvie helped Richwood reach the Class 3A state championship game for the first time in 44 years in 2017 … named first-team LSWA All-State, All-Northeast Louisiana and all-district and second-team coaches all-state as a senior after recording 80 tackles, 25 for loss, 13 sacks and two forced fumbles … second-team all-district pick as a junior when Richwood went 7-4 … three-time district champion in the discus … born 1/9/00 … son of Mariyon Wade and Jarviar Wade … has two sisters, Amariya and Ayala … plans to major in industrial engineering … life’s ambition is “making it to the NFL, but also having my own construction company and making it a family brand.”

Quindarrius Whitley, LB, 6-2, 210, Inverness, MS-Gentry HS (Holmes Community College)

Second-team all-state pick at Holmes Community College as a sophomore … notched 66 tackles, four pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in his sophomore season … had 48 tackles, five tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one pass breakup as a freshman as Holmes won the Graphic Edge Bowl … lettered in football, track and field, baseball and cross country in high school … placed second in the state in the 300 meter hurdles and fourth in the 110 meter hurdles as a senior and was named his team’s MVP … placed seventh in the Class 4A state meet in the 300 meter hurdles as a junior … graduated with a 3.0 grade point average and was a member of the chess club, the robotics club and was part of the National Technical Honor Society … born 10/2/97 … son of Belinda Smith and Wille Whitley … has three sisters, Iecha Waits (30), Brittany Smith (28) and Shanesha Smith (23) … has two brothers, Jatavis Whitley (18) and Jaheim Whitley (14) … majoring in psychology … plans to play in the NFL and then become a marriage counselor … life’s ambitions are “to be remembered for being strong in my religion and a dependable man. I want to be able to look back up on my life and be happy with the things I’ve done.”

 

Curtis Williams Jr., RB/WR, 5-7, 172, Mesquite, TX-West Mesquite HS

Three-year letterman left West Mesquite as the school’s leading rusher with 3,800 career yards … averaged 10 yards per carry as a senior, earning first-team all-district honors … rushed for more than 1,500 yards as a senior, his third straight 1,000-yard season … named district MVP as a junior … also lettered in track and field … born 2/20/00 … son of Shamayer Washington and Curtis Williams Sr. … has three brothers, Joshua Washington (21), Colby Williams (16) and Cyi Williams (11) and two sisters, Kristen Washington (16) and Capri Williams (13) … plans to major in criminal justice … plans to have a career in law enforcement after graduation.

Tobias Williams II, CB, 5-11, 180, Many, LA-Many HS

Four-year letterman for head coach Jess Curtis’ Tigers …named first-team all-state by both the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and the Louisiana Football Coaches Association as a senior after making 64 tackles, breaking up 24 passes, forcing two fumbles and intercepting one pass … had a kick return touchdown and was a first-team All-District 3-2A selection … played in the I-20 All-Star Game following his senior season … earned team’s Defensive Player of the Week honor twice in his career … Many won 49 games and one state championship in his four seasons … has lettered for three seasons in track and field … has been part of a state finalist 4×100 relay team and reached the regionals as part of a 4X100 and 4X400 relay team twice … two-year letterman on the Many golf team … honor roll student has been a literary rally finalist, a national qualifier in the Sabine Soil and Water Conservation District Art Contest and a participant in the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Classic program design contest … holds a 3.25 grade point average … plans to major in kinesiology … wants to eventually obtain a master’s degree in occupational therapy and “become part of a team that makes it possible for people with physical, mental or developmental problems to live more independent lives” … life’s ambition is “to live a life that honors God and my family while using my gifts and talents to bless others.”

Jalen Willis, WR, 6-3, 183, Mandeville, LA-Lakeshore HS

Three-year letterman for coach Craig Jones … helped lead the Titans to the state title game as a senior, catching 58 passes for 1,250 yards and 13 touchdowns, after missing his entire junior season because of injury … Lakeshore reached the state playoffs in all three of his seasons, averaging nine wins a season … owns a 3.8 grade point average … born 8/21/00 … son of Shalane and James Willis … father played seven years in the NFL and one season in the XFL and has coached at the college and NFL levels … has one brother, Jordan (10), and one sister, Josselyn (5) … plans to major in business … wants to play in the NFL or become a personal trainer … life’s ambition is “through God, I hope to be a loving husband, exemplary father and enjoy a successful career in whatever path my education takes me.”

Reggie Young, OL, 6-5, 280, New Orleans, LA-Edna Karr HS

Two-sport letterman helped lead the Cougars to a 14-1 record and a state championship as a senior, his lone season of high school football … started all 15 games at offensive tackle for the state champs … three-year letterman in baseball has played first base and pitched for the Karr baseball team, which won the district his junior season … owns a 4.0 grade point average … born 12/6/99 … son of Dee and Reggie Young … has one brother, Josh (13) … plans to major in sports medicine … wants to go into sports administration or become a physical therapist … life’s ambition is “to become a doctor or therapist, stay around sports and help athletes’ health and help them play the games I loved throughout my life.”

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