Recruiting: Top 40 in the Louisiana Class of 2019
Here is an early look at state’s best for 2019. Much will change in 13 months but the recruiting push for these talented young players is well underway.
40. DT Dalvin Hutchinson (6-2, 305) Wossman, UTSA offer w/ state schools watching.
39. DB Anthony Shaffer (6-0, 186) Southern Lab, 400 meters, offers SMU and Jackson State
38. OLB Eldridge Walker (6-2, 258) Ehret, plays the edge & gets penetration, very active pass rusher, ULM offer
37. CB Gerron Duhon (5-8, 165) Washington-Marion, offers Tulane, McNeese, UTSA, Grambling
36. SS Jalen Henderson (6-0, 190) McDonogh 35, offers troy, Indaiana, La. Tech, Jackson State
35. WR Jacob Bernard (5’11, 195) Lakeshore, outstanding baseball OF prospect, good hands (59 grabs, 1,298 yards, 14 TD’s), return man talent.
34. LB Bryton Constantin (6-1, 218) University Lab, offers La. Tech, Tulane, Marshall
33. DT Latrell Alexander (6-1, 245) St. Thomas Aquinas, LSU watching with interest
32. QB Lance LeGendre (6-2, 206) Warren Easton, 2,000 yards passing & 23 TD’s plus 500 yds with 10 TD’s rushing, offers from Tulane, Southern Miss, Oregon State.
31. SS/OLB Makiya Tongue (6-1, 205) University Lab, Tulane, ULL, Marshall, Indiana offered
30. DE Earl Barquet (6-3, 235) Ehret, offers Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Arkansas State, Iowa
29. RB Ronnie Jackson (6-0, 200) Karr, McNeese, Jackson State offers.
28. RB Antonio Joseph (5-11, 218) Riverdale, runs angry as a true power back, offer from ULL and more will come, LSU, Ole Miss, Memphis, Kansas, Marshall all monitoring.
27. RB Christian Harris (6-0, 190) University Lab, Houston, ULL, La. Tech, Marshall, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tulane, So. Miss
26. QB Travis Mumphrey (6-0, 186) Ehret, offers from Arizona, Ark. State, ULM, So. Miss, Tulane, Troy
25. QB Chandler Fields (5-11, 185) Rummel, Memphis offer w/ Arizona State and Oklahoma State watching.
24. RB Tyreese Jackson (6-0, 215) Westgate, offers West Virginia, Houston, Tulane and Kansas.
23. OT Dylan Rathcke (6-5, 280) University Lab, ULL, So. Miss, Tulane, ULM and Texas State offers w/ LSU and Tennessee watching.
22. RB Charvis Thornton (5-11, 180) Southern Lab, offers from Colorado, Kansas, Oregon State.
21. OT Ray Parker (6-4, 280) Ruston, LSU odds on favorite
20. WR Tyler McNair (5-7, 165) Southern Lab, Colorado offer but Texas A&M and Notre Dame monitoring closely.
19. RB Mike Hollins (5-10, 205) University, Utah, ULL and Tulane with early offers. More will come soon.
18. CB Gregory Brooks (5-11, 170) West Jeff, Dad played in NFL, UAB, Arkansas, Tulane, Kansas, ULL, La. Tech, Memphis, Ole Miss, Missouri offeres but LSU is expected to get into fray soon.
17. DE Billy Sonnier (6-6, 225) Northside, LSU heavy favorite thanks to Dave Aranda with TCU, Notre Dame also in the top 3.
16. DT Jalen Rudolph (6-2, 260) Dutchtown, Alabama, LSU, Clemson, Arizona, Florida, Florida State all watching with interest.
15. CB Chester Kimbrough (5-10, 155) Warren Easton, interest from Georgia, Kansas, La. Tech, Marshall, Tulane, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oregon State.
14. CB Jordan Clark (5-9, 166) University Lab, visit to LSU but no offer yet, Houston, Marshall, Indiana, Mississippi State, Tulane,Pittsburgh, SMU and Nebraska with offers.
13. CB Donald Clay (5-10, 170) John Curtis, Arkansas, Ball State, Temple,SMU, Troy, UAB, UTSA, Marshall and La. Tech.
12. DT Joseph Evans (6-3, 305) Haynesville, LSU commit.
11. CB Devin Bush (5-11, 184) Karr, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Kansas, La. Tech, Tennessee, So. Carolina, Mississippi State offers.
10. OT Thomas Perry (6-6, 330) Teurlings Catholic, LSU pledge.
9. RB John Emery (6-0, 198) Destrehan, offers Auburn, LSU, Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee, Ole Miss. Mickey Joseph and Tommy Robinson selling LSU.
8. WR Quinton Torbor (6-2, 182) Destrehan, Auburn, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Memphis with offers . LSU watching closely.
7. RB Tyrion Davis (6-1, 215) Southern Lab, LSU commit from June 2017. Alabama trying to flip with RB coach Burton Burns and off. coord. Brian Daboil.
6. OLB Donte Starks (6’1, 225) Ehret, LSU in good shape, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana,, Michigan, ULL, Oklahoma, Louisville, Tennessee, Tulane.
5. CB Derek Stingley (6-0, 170) Dunham, one-time LSU pledge until April ’17, Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia, Ga. Tech, Texas, Texas Tech, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Penn State, Tulane and Houston trying to seal the deal.
4. WR Trey Palmer (6-1, 170) Kentwood, LSU has inside track but Alabama, Auburn, Florida, FSU, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Texas A&M. Ohio State tracking as well.
3. WR Devonta Lee (6-2, 212) Amite, LSU, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Missouri, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Miami, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Mississippi State.
2. OG Kardell Thomas (6-4, 350) Southern Lab, LSU commitment. Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia, Florida State not giving up.
1. DT Ishmael Sopher (6-5, 280) Amite, 5 star prospect has top five of LSU, Florida, Florida State, Michigan and Ole Miss. He is a “must get” for Ed Orgeron.
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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…