New Orleans products on FBS rosters for 2022 season

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Everyone who is a football fan is familiar with how much talent Louisiana has turned out for college football fans coast to coast. The Pelican state is fertile soil, and the greater New Orleans in particular produces many college performers.

This year is no different. Just to illustrate just how much talent originates on the prep football stadiums each weekend in the fall, here is a generous sampling of players who made their way to FBS programs across the country from the Crescent City and await their opportinities in the 2022 season.

Alabama WR Aaron Aanderson (Edna Karr) four-star signee in 2022, lightning quick with 4.39 40-time.
Alabama WR Shazz Preston (St. James) four-star 2022 signee
Arkansas State DB/Safety Eddie Smith (Salmen) played previously at Alabama and Illinois, two-way star at Salmen.
Auburn WR Koy Moore (Rummel) 27 catches for 248 yards while at LSU; career at Rummel: 93 grabs, 1,254 yards, 8 TD’s.
Auburn CB Donovan Kaufman (Rummel) transfer from Vanderbilt, 304 tackles, 23 sacks, 8 INT while at Rummel.
Auburn QB T.J. Finley (Ponchatoula) transfer from LSU, 8 starts in college to date, 1,768 yds. passing, 11 TD, 6 INT.
Baylor LB Jackie Marshall (East St. John) Honor Roll for Bears 2021 as freshman.
Colorado State DB/Safety Corey Lambert (Brother Martin) three-star 2022.
Central Michigan DB Caleb Spann (John Curtis) versatile in secondary, three-star signee in 2021.
Colorado State DB Tywann Francois (Landry-Walker) enters his fifth year with the Rams, named District MVP and All-State in 2017.
Florida RB Montrell Johnson (De La Salle) Sun Belt freshman of the year ’21 while at Louisiana., Ran for 838 yards, 12 TD’s. In state title game in 2020 vs. St. Thomas More ran for 182 yards and 4 TD’s.
Florida State DE Byron “Boogie Man” Turner (St. Aug.) four-star in ’21 class. Jr. year St. Aug. 102 stops, 29 TFL, 13 sacks.
Florida State LT Bless Harris (St. Aug.) transfer from Lamar. Did not allow sack as senior at St. Aug. 2018.
Florida State CB Greedy Vance (Karr) Louisville transfer (played 17 games), 9 interceptions as senior at Karr.
Georgia OC Sedrick Van Pran (Warren Easton) made 15 starts for ’21 national champs, four-star in 2020 as top center in country.
Georgia DT Shone Washington (Warren Easton) three-star 2022 signee.
Georgia Southern WR Jeremy Singleton (Brother Martin) transfer from Houston where he had 84 catches, 1,256 yds. & 10 TD’s.
Kansas DT Caleb Sampson (Northlake Christian) Jr. 51 stops for Jayhawks.
Kansas LB Taiwan Berryhill (St. Aug.) 17 games for Jayhawks, starter as true freshman, three-star in 2020.
Louisiana OT Nathan Thomas (Chalmette) 7 games for Cajuns in ’21, three-star in 2019 class.
Louisiana WR Dontae Fleming (East St. John)
Louisiana WR Jacob Bernard (Lakeshore) 11 games in 2021. Twice All-Metro, once All-State in high school
Louisiana DT Sonny Hazard (Jesuit) twice All-Metro, twice All-District for Blue Jays.
Louisiana DT Mason Narcisse (St. Charles) 24 games for Cajuns. All-Metro, All-State and District MVP for Comets.
Louisiana LB Kailep Edwards (West St. John) three-star 2022 signee, 3 year starter.
Louisiana QB Chandler Fields (Rummel) Redshirt soph. is anticipated starter for Cajuns. three-star prospect in 2019.
Louisiana QB Lance LeGendre (Warren Easton) transfer from Maryland where he spent 2 seasons. four-star prospect 2019.
Louisiana OT Mackey Mailho (Mandeville) 2021 signee.
Louisiana Tech LB Tyler Grubbs(Holy Cross) 2 seasons in Ruston produced 196 tackles. Career at Holy Cross, 469 tackles, 9 sacks, 9 interceptions.
Louisiana Tech WR Devonta Lee (Amite) transfer from LSU where he played 34 games as WR/ LB.
Louisiana Tech RB Harlan Dixon (Slidell) played in 17 games for Bulldogs; final 2 years high school 3,097 yds. 31 TD’s (2018, ’19)
LSU TE Jack Mashburn (St. Paul’s) was 5A all state in 2018. walk on at LSU.
LSU RB John Emery, Jr. (Destrehan) has 566 yards, 7 TD’s at LSU, including 103 yards vs. Vanderbilt in ’20. Sr. high school 1,693 yds. 26 TD’s
LSU DB/Safety Joe Foucha (McDonogh 35) 44 games at Arkansas, 231 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 17 PBU, 5 INT
LSU OL Bo Bordelon (Newman) four-star signee 2022.
LSU Saivion Jones (St. James) final two seasons (2019, ’20) high school had 178 tackles, 33 TFL, 23 sacks, 48 QB hurries.
LSU DT Tygee Hill (Karr) four-star signee 2022, 24th rated DT in nation.
LSU OLB Kolbe Fields (Rummel) transfer from South Carolina. Sr. high school 98 tackles, 12 TFL, 3.5 sacks.
LSU CB Greg Brooks (West Jeff) played in 34 games at Arkansas compiling 112 stops, 5.5 TFL, 12 PBU and 4 picks.
LSU WR Evan Francioni (Rummel) walk-on who earned scholarship with the Tigers. He began college as baseball player at UNO prior to transferring.
Memphis LB Andrew Jones (Ehret) RS fresh. 11th best prospect in Louisiana in ’21 class, 142 tackles, 42 TFL.
Memphis Quindell Johnson (Edna Karr) 2five-starts, 243 career stops, 6 interceptions, NFL prospect for ’23.
Michigan WR Amorion Walker (Ponchatoula) 6’4 target, 2022 signee.
Michigan State LB Aaron Brule’ (Rummel) four-star in 2018, 141 stops while at Miss. State past 4 seasons.
Michigan State CB Chester Kimbrough (Warren Easton) played in 29 games at Florida, 11 starts for Spartans in ’21.
Michigan State LB Jacolby Windmon (John Ehret) transfer from UNLV where he totaled 118 tackles and 6.5 sacks in ’21 was a three-star prospect in 2019.
Mississippi State DB Shawn Preston (St. James) 22 games for Bulldogs, final two years high school 123 stops, 21 TFL, 4 sacks, 4 INT
Mississippi State WR Zavion Thomas (Ehret) 2022 four-star.
Mississippi State LB Javae Gilmore (Amite) three-star signee 2022, 2021 tallied 69 stops, 12 TFL, 4 sacks, caught 45 passes on offense.
Nebraska DB/Safety Kaine Williams (Ehret) transfer from Alabama; 52 Tackles, 7 PBU, 10 TFL, 3 INT as high school senior
Notre Dame RB Logan Diggs (Rummel) 230 yards, 3 TD’s as fresh . for Irish in ’21. Should have expanded role in ’22.
Oklahoma State OT Caleb Etienne (Warren Easton) 6’7
Ole Miss OT Cam East (St. Aug) twice All-District, three-star prospect 2022.
Ole Miss OLB Khari ” Duke” Coleman (Carver) transfer from TCU; as high school senior: 27.5 sacks, 33 QB hurries. Career high school output: 277 tackles, 91.5 TFL, 46.5 sacks..
Ole Miss PK Caden Costa (Mandeville) soph. 70 % on FG. earned 4.five-stars at Chris Sailor kicking camp.
Purdue OC Malachi Preciado (Warren Easton) three-star 2022. 2021 All-State. 10th rated center in country.
SMU CB Donald Clay (John Curtis) 21 games for Ponies. Sr. high school 59 tackles, 3 interceptions, 94 yard KR in 2018.
Southern Miss TE Cole Cavallo (Northshore) two way performer in high school is now a Jr. (redshirt).
Southern Miss PK Andrew Stein (Northshore) All-Metro 2018, All-District. 53 yard FG.
TBD OT Willie Allen (John Curtis) 6’7
TCU RB Corey Wren (John Curtis) transfer from Fla.State where he plated in 12 games. Totaled 3.126 all purpose at Curtis.
Texas WR Clay Cain (Warren Easton) had breakout spring for ‘Horns.
Texas DE Barryn Sorrell (Holy Cross) All-State for Tigers. Currently a soph.
Texas CB Ronald Lewis (Warren Easton) three-star 2022 signee, 8 interceptions in 2020, 9 games.
Texas A&M LB Edgerrin Cooper (Covington) soph. who tallied 58 stops last season. four-star in 2020.
Texas A&M DB/Safety Jacoby Mathews (Ponchatoula) four-star in 2022, # 8 safety in nation.
Toledo CB Nick Turner (Brother Martin) transfer from Arkansas, allowed 5 catches in 26 targets senior for Crusaders.
Tulane WR Jha’ Quan Jackson (Hahnville) Jr. his uncle is NFL HOF Ed Reed. He tallied 1,003 all purpose yards in ’21, 8 TD’s in ’20.
Tulane OG Josh Remetich (Holy Cross) starter for Wave
Tulane WR Lawrence Keys (McDonogh 35) transfer from Notre Dame, was three-star recruit in 2018, # 21 ranked receiver in class.
Tulane RB Tyjae Spears (Ponchatoula) 863 yards rushing with 9 TD’s in ’21. Vs. Memphis Nov. 27th, 264 yards rushing 2 TD’s.
Tulane DT Patrick Jenkins (Ehret) transfer from TCU, played in 18 games with Horned Frogs.
Tulane DT Adonis Friloux (Hahnville) 21 sacks in 2019 at Hahnville, 18 game appearances with Green Wave.
Tulane DB/Safety Lance Robinson (De La Salle) transfer from Kansas State where he played in 17 games. All-District 9
Tulane RB Ashaad Clayton (Warren Easton) four-star signee with Colorado in 2020. Senior year at Easton: 2,264 yds. 32 TD’s.
Tulane RB Iverson Celestine (Fountainbleau) finished high school career with 4,171 rushing yards.
Tulane DB/Safety Macon Clark (Destrehan) the senior has 135 career stops, 7 interceptions, 5 sacks.
Tulane DE Angelo Anderson (John Curtis) soph. had 134 tackles, 25 sacks, 29 QB hurries final two seasons in high school
Tulane DE Noah Taliancich (Destrehan) the soph. was three-star prospect in high school
Tulane DB Jarius Monroe (East St. John) transfer from Nichols where he tallied 102 tackles,28 PBU in 32 contests.
Tulane QB Justin Ibieta (Country Day) three-star signee in 2020.
Tulane LB Mandel Eugene (St. Charles) compiled 235 tackles, 50 TFL, 20 sacks, 15 FF and 10 interceptions in high school
UTSA DB/Safety Pig Cage (Rummel) transfer from LSU, Sr. high school 124 tackles, 19 TFL, 6 sacks.
UTSA WR Quincy Cage (De La Salle) transfer Nicholls, McNeese.
Vanderbilt WR Will Sheppard (Mandeville) 19 games for ‘Dores, 560 yards, 4 TD’s last season.
Vanderbilt PK Joseph Bulvas (Mandeville) grad transfer from Alabama. three-star in 2017 Kicked 53 yd. FG vs. East Tenn State
Virginia WR Keyton Thompson (Landry/Walker) 2 games at Miss. State as QB, transfer to Va. where he had 78 grabs for 990 yards, 2 TD’s in 2021. Louisiana Gatorade Player of Year high school, 10,737 all-purpose yards, 1 football title, 2 basketball championships.
Virginia LB Brandon Williams (Newman) 12.5 sacks as senior for Greenies, four-star prospect ’20.
USC DE Earl Barquet (John Ehret) transfer from TCU where the redshirt junior played in 16 games for Horned Frogs.
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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 play football at LSU, developing a passion for the game in even greater fashion while in…

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