Recruiting: Early Tulane 2019 targets, Clemson bags University Lab’s Constantin

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Tulane has yet to have a verbal commitment for the 2019 football recruiting class, but there are a few possibilities for their first pledge and beyond.

Defensive end Christian Harris (6-3, 245) out of Chattanooga, Tenn. has interest from Army, Tennessee Tech, Wofford, Tulane, Chattanooga, Lehigh, Liberty and Eastern Kentucky.

Boston College is the early favorite for Jakai Clark (6-2, 305), a center from Logansville, Ga., but Tulane and Temple are also prominent options.

Pro style quarterback Sam Sexton (6-5, 190) from Austin, Texas has Cornell, Tulane, Rutgers and Memphis in the hunt.

Running back A.J. Fairley (6-2, 180) out of Mobile has interest from Duke, Iowa, Purdue, Tulane, South Alabama, Wake Forest, Tennessee and Ole Miss.

Kenneth Bothwell (6-0, 180), another running back in Alabama out of Gadsden has Central Michigan, Tulane, South Alabama and Samford interested.

Wide receiver Ainias Smith (5’9-181) from Sugarland, Texas visited the University of Texas recently. Tulane, SMU and Georgia are also on his list.

Tight end Simon Gonzalez (6-3, 212) from Magnolia, Texas received a Tulane offer March 9. La. Tech, ULM, McNeese, UTSA and Texas State are other hopefuls.

Offensive tackle Rodquice Chaney (6-4, 270) out of Houston has Tulane, Houston, Arizona and Alcorn State as options.

Erath. offensive guard Jax Harrington (6-4, 280) has Tulane, La. Tech, ULM, ULL, South Alabama and Texas State as interested parties.


Speaking of local recruiting, the top rated linebacker in the state according to 24/7 Sports is University Lab’s Bryton Constantin, who has pledged to Clemson.

Constantin (6-2, 215) is the seventh player to commit to the ACC’s Tigers for 2019 class, and the third in the past couple of days. He has fielded offers from Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss, Tulane, Boston College, TCU, Tennessee, Miss. State and La. Tech among others, but there has been no offer from LSU. He has proclaimed that the recruiting process is over.

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables was instrumental in the recruiting process which has included a pair of visits to campus.

After collecting 104 tackles (23 for loss), six sacks and an interception in 2017, Constantin was tabbed as a Class 3A All Metro Baton Rouge pick. He has also excelled in basketball.

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Rene Nadeau

Rene Nadeau


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…

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