Recruiting: Covington’s Brumfield pulls back Texas Tech commitment, Riverside’s Loving ponders LSU walk-on offer
Devin Brumfield, Covington’s all time leading rusher with 6,021 yards, decided that he wanted to survey the landscape of recruiting a bit more and pulled back his commitment to Texas Tech.
The 5-foot-10, 219 pounder tallied 2,307 yards with 25 touchdowns this season in leading the Lions to an unbeaten regular season plus a playoff win. He cited a close relationship with Red Raiders assistant Jabbar Juluke as having an impact on his initial decision. Juluke, a native New Orleanian, has since taken an assistant’s position at ULL this past week. The Ragin’ Cajuns will get a boost with Juluke coming aboard.
Utah has jumped into an early lead for Brumfield heading into national signing day Feb. 7th, but La. Tech, ULL, Colorado State, Missouri, Mississippi State, Memphis, West Virginia and Tulane are bringing the heat to secure the humble 3 star prospect. Although thought to be open to adding another running back in the current class, LSU has not yet offered.
LSU did add make a move to add another quarterback though. Riverside multi-sport standout Jordan Loving was given a preferred walk on invitation. It remains to be seen whether Loving will take the offer or seek a scholarship opportunity elsewhere.
Loving (6-3, 210) has a quick release, good pocket presence and accuracy to make the tight throws with good placement. He also excels on the diamond where he had a 7-5 mark with 99 strikeouts in 83 innings and a 1.94 ERA for a state title winning team. Loving also is a key contributor on the top-ranked Riverside basketball team.
No solid offers have come his way despite throwing for 2,1023 yards with 24 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 62 percent of his tosses in an outstanding season. His high water marks came against Dunham in the playoffs, when he passed for 358 yards and six touchdowns in a 62-42 victory and against always tough Rummmel where he completed 32 of 45 attempts for 549 yards and four touchdowns and and an interception in a 38-34 loss. Loving also accounted for 327 yards passing against a very good Newman team.
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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…