Recruiting: Tulane could be destination for local quarterback prospects

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Lance Legendre
Warren Easton’s Lance Legendre (Photo: Beau Brune)

Tulane sits with 10 pledges in their 2019 class but that should change in a hurry. It’s time for the bowl bound Green Wave to start building their commitment list.

Two names to keep tabs on who have local ties are dual threat quarterbacks Lance LeGendre and Lowell Narcisse. LeGendre has Warren Easton playing this week for a spot in the Superdome in Class 4A. Nicknamed “Gage,” he holds offers from Tennessee, LSU, Alabama, Tulane, Oklahoma State, ULL, Oregon State, Missouri, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida State and Kansas. For the Green Wave to land LeGendre would be nothing short of a program-changing signing like when Lutcher’s Terrence Jones joined the 1985 class.

Jones, who had just led the Bulldogs to a state title, was headed to Oklahoma but instead turned the Tulane program around. He helped make Mark Zeno the NCAA’s all-time receiving leader (at the time) and paced the Wave in rushing twice under Mack Brown and Greg Davis. LeGendre could have a similar impact at Tulane.

At 6-foot-2 and 237 pounds, Narcisse is more of physical runner than shifty. Now at Mississippi Gulf Coast after beginning his college career at LSU, the St. James alum has an offer from Kansas. I would suspect Tulane is going to make a big push for Narcisse.

Another versatile player who could help on either side of the ball is Roger Varde, a 6-1, 205 pounder from Sebring, Fla. who is listed as an athlete. Tulane, West Virginia and USF look to be the top three for Varde. Tulane secured a visit for Dec. 7th.

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