Recruiting Update: Tulane in on quality 2019 football targets

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Willie Fritz and the Tulane Green Wave currently have six pledges for the 2019 recruiting class. The future appears promising. The level of talent that the staff is recruiting indicates that the Wave is poised for success if they can secure some of the targeted players.

DT Brian Merritt (6-0, 293), a Georgia-based 3 star performer, has Tulane along with Georgia State, Middle Tennessee, South Alabama and Pittsburgh as his current choices. He gets into backfield quickly and plays with leverage.

DE Jaylon Ned (6-6, 246) out of Washington-Marion (Lake Charles) has Houston, Tulane and ULL in his sights. Grambling and ULM are in mix as well. Explodes off the line. He squares shoulders and is tough to block.

WR Tahj Washington (5’10, 170), 3 star from Marshall (Tex.) has Tulane, Kansas, ULL, Tulsa, Southern Miss and Memphis as his top six. An exciting return man, he is dangerous with the ball in his hands. He adjusts to throws well.

TE Neal Johnson (6-4, 220) from Mesquite, Texas has Tulane, ULL and Western Kentucky as his top schools. He uses his body well as a pass catcher.

WR Malik Tolbert (6-3, 170) from Apopka (Fla.) is a 3 star talent who has Marshall as his leader with Tulane, UCF and FAU close behind. Deep threat who averages 21.3 yards per catch.

OC Coker Wright (6-4, 275), a 3 star from Brookhaven (Miss.) may be Mississippi State’s to lose but Tulane and Navy are in the thick of things. He is a good drive blocker who has played some left tackle. He gets to the second level in a hurry and plays under control.

DE Marcus Harris (6-3, 250) out of Montgomery (Ala.) has a top three of Tulane, Toledo and Fla. Atlantic. He uses his hands well. Harris had 70 tackles, 12 sacks and 21 TFLs in ’17. He doesn’t get fooled often and knifes past blockers.

RB Kenneth Boutwell (6-0, 180) from Gadsden (Ala.) has Tulane, Southern Miss, Samford, Eastern Kentucky, Central Michigan and South Alabama all jockeying for him. His moniker is “Can’t be stopped,” fitting for a very determined runner. Very shifty, Boutwell has an extra gear and good balance. He runs the 100 meters (11.1). 200 meters (22.8), and 4 X 100 relay (first leg) as well.

RB Tyreese Jackson (6-0, 215), Westgate (New Iberia) product and 3 star talent, has Houston, Kansas, Tulane, South Alabama, ULL, Memphis, Southern Miss and West Virginia as suitors.

RB Zias Perryman (5’11, 220), a 3 star who hails from Laurel (Miss.), runs behind his pads patiently and racks up yards after contact. He is a good cutback runner as well. Indiana and Tulane are making it two-horse race.

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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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