Top uncommitted 2023 football recruits in Louisiana

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We are fast approaching the early signing period (Dec. 21-23) for the 2023 football recruiting cycle. Most of the Louisiana prospects have already declared their decisions, although nothing is official until the paperwork is signed, sealed and delivered.

A few highly regarded prospects are uncommitted, making them fair game for recruiters. Here is a list of some of the still Pelican State prospects still available for 2023.

-OT Caden Jones (6-8, 305) De La Salle, 4 star, He has good feet, plays basketball and looks light on his feet. His uncle Marcus Jasmin, who played at Texas A&M and in the NFL, was a prep teammate of former LSU and NFL standout Marquise Hill. Texas A&M looks to be the favorite for Jones but Florida is making a push. LSU, Florida State and Texas are trailing.

-OT Jamall Franklin (6-7, 379) Scotlandville, 4 star. His size is not a misprint, literally engulfing opponents. Franklin squats 550 pounds. A one-time Houston commit, he may stillend up with the Cougars. Missouri, Texas Tech, Tulane, ULL, Jackson State, Grambling and Southern are in the race.

-DT Taderius Collins (6-3, 245) Northwood, 3 star. Baylor is the favorite with Indiana, Texas and TCU immediately behind them. Arkansas and Auburn are making cases as well.

-FS MarJayvious Moss (5-11, 185) Northwood, 3 star. His ball skills and ability to high point the ball in the air standout. Baylor, Minnesota and UTSA are top options.

-QB Czavian “Zae” Teasett (6-2, 200) Scotlandville, 3 star. The lefty passer saves his best performances for the big games. Southern, Northwestern State, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Louisiana Tech, South Alabama, Kansas and Grambling are among his offers.

-DT Kyran “Booda” Bourda (6-3, 300) St. Aug. All District in 2021 with 15 TFL, 6 sacks, 5 FF. Powerful, explosive first step, anchors middle. Ole Miss leader, Fla. State, Texas, Georgia and Florida in race.

-WR Harvey Broussard (6-4, 182) St. Martinville, 3 star. He creates good separation in routes and shows excellent hands. Colorado State, Virginia and Ole Miss comprise his top trio while Mississippi State, Arkansas and Vandy are also interested.

-CB Ryan Robinson (5-10, 170) Edna Karr, 4 star. Nebraska ia the favorite with Florida State, Ole Miss, Oregon and Tennessee trailing.

-RB K.J. Black (5-10, 208) North Caddo, 3 star. He squats 425 and runs a 4.45. Mississippi State is out front with Southern, Arkansas, UTSA, ULM and Grambling behind.

-LB/RB Delvin “Lip” Whitaker (6-3, 247) West Feliciana, 3 star. Powerful and squats 425 pounds. Florida State and Purdue are in a battle but Penn State is making a run.

-RB David “Flash” Kency (5-7, 180) Archbishop Shaw, 10.84 in 100 meters, 425 lbs. squat, 37″ vertical, 7.29 in 50 meters. Kency has 1,213 yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging 9.1 yards per carry this season. He can cut on a dime and has proved to be a strong runner. He reaches full speed at his second step. State schools are watching closely.

-DB Treylon James (6-1, 200) Madison Prep, 3 star. A physical hitter, he’s a safety who is good in coverage. South Alabama looks to be favorite.

-RB P.J. Martin (5-10, 200) De La Salle, 4.46 speed. He had 1,696 yards and 21 scores this season, averaging 10.2 yards per carry. Martin can squat 465 pounds and run with great balance. He breaks tackles. Purdue is the favorite, but Tulane and Florida State are in the race.

-QB D’Wanye “Lunch” Winfield (6-1, 215) Lutcher, 3 star, 3.25 GPA. A dual threat and developing passer, he has Grambling, UCF, Louisville, Virginia and Fla. State in the mix.

-WR Daniel Blood (6-0, 180) Destrehan, 3 star. A one-time UL commit has the Ragin’ Cajuns and LA Tech as likely leaders. Missouri, Liberty and Memphis are in the mix. Blood was All-District in football and second-team All-District in basketball as well as a triple jump state semifinalist. He runs good routes and excels as a punt returner. Blood could be a steal for someone.

-RB Raydrain McKneely (5-9, 165) Denham Springs, 3 star. Memphis and South Alabama are the leaders, folllowed by Arkansas State and Florida Atlantic.

-CB David Jones (6-0, 190) Madison Prep, 3 star. Nebraska is ahead with Indiana, Fla. State, Mississippi State and UCF next in line.

-WR Michael “Speedy” Willaims (5-11, 175) Archbishop Shaw, 2 star. He runs supebr routes as a deep threat also (4.4 speed). SLU and McNeese are trying to sway him.

-LB Jirrea Johnson (6-0, 215) Warren Easton. A three-year starter and leader in locker room, he is very similar to his Eagles head coach Jerry Phillips, who led Tulane in tackles in 1998 and 2000. Tulane is making their case with Kansas and Nebraska battling them. Louisville, McNeese and SLU are also in the picture.

-DT Tyler Bailey (6-2, 280) Ponchatoula, 3 star. LSU is his clear choice. He moves very well while strong at point of attack. He also uses hands well.

-CB David Journet (6-2, 186) Carencro. ULM is his favorite but Tulane and Arkansas are also around.

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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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