Recruiting: LSU offers 2021 prospect, eyes McDonogh 35’s Foucha and Keys for 2018

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McDonogh 35's Joe Foucha (#7)
McDonogh 35’s Joe Foucha (#7) is a major college prospect drawing the eyes of football powers for 2018 (Photo: Stephen Lew)

LSU has reached out and extended an offer to a future prospect. As in, the extended future.

Kendrick Blackshire, a 2021 recruit, was offered by the Tigers even though he has not played a game in high school. The ( 6-foot, 2015 pounder enters ninth grade this year in Duncanville, Texas

There are similarities between Blackshire and another player at his position, Dylan Moses, who was offered by the Tigers prior to entering high school. Despite Moses’ pledge to LSU, he eventually backed off and signed with Alabama.

Blackshire visited Baton Rouge along with 2018 LSU commitment Jarell Cherry. LSU and Kansas are Blackshire’s only current offers but again he’s a high school freshman. He plays running back and linebacker, and much projection has fueled interest in a kid still a long way from full maturity.

Showing good speed for his age, Blackshire has already run an 11.1 hundred meters. He also participates in the 200 meters, 4 X 100 and 4 x 200 relays.

Closer to home, a pair of McDonogh 35 prospects LSU favors for 2018 are safety Joe Foucha and wideout Lawrence Keys III.

Foucha (5-11, 195) is a physical safety who will blow up runners. He plays well in the box but has shown to be a good open field tackler. He coudl grow into a role at outside linebacker. Foucha plays with a lot of juice.

Hours after publication of this article, Foucha tweeted out his top seven choices. LSU is in that number:


Keys (5-11, 160) has blazing speed already with 10.3 hundred and 4.35 forty to his credit along with a 36″ vertical. He likes what he has witnessed with the Matt Canada offense at LSU. He could be dangerous in Jet sweeps in an offense that uses the play frequently.

The top current choices for Keys are LSU, Arkansas, Miss. State, TCU, Notre Dame and Texas A&M. Alabama, Florida, Auburn, Georgia, Houston, Louisville, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Kansas, Miami and Tennessee are giving their all. Mickey Joseph is recruiting him for Tigers.

Keys has recognized LSU as his favorite school. Russell Gage and Donte’ Jackson have served as his hosts while visiting campus.

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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…

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