Tulane adds 2018 commitments from DT Jeffery Johnson, DB Dorian Camel

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You can usually judge a program by the degree of talent that is on their roster. With that being the case, the Tulane coaching staff is slowly upgrading their talent in recruiting and now appear to be winning some battles with Power 5 teams.

Case in point: The Wave received a commitment from defensive tackle Jeffery Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 312-pounder out of Brookhaven, Mississippi.

As recently as last spring, Johnson labeled Florida State as his dream school. His recent top three included Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. He held offers from those three as well as the Seminoles.

Green Wave head coach Willie Fritz and staff sold Johnson on the upward trajectory of the program, and Johnson seems to have bought in on the vision. He visited Alabama and Ole Miss and also held offers from LSU, Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina, Louisville, Memphis and Florida Atlantic.

Johnson has dropped about 15 pounds to add more quickness. He is very disruptive and can demolish would be blockers.

The Green Wave picked up an additional pledge for ’18 from Scotlandville’s Dorian Camel (6-1, 180), a versatile defensive back. He visited Tulane’s campus this weekend and chose the Wave over Marshall.

Camel possesses outstanding speed, running the 100 meters in 10.7, the 200 meters in 21.57 and 400 in 49.5. He shared the Scotlandville defensive backfield with highly touted Kelvin Joseph, a coveted recruit by many top Power 5 schools.

Arkansas, Duke, South Alabama, UTSA, UL Lafayette, ULM, Iowa State, Louisiana Tech, Army, OIe Miss, Miss. State and Missouri also extended offers to Camel.

A physical tackler, Camel is a good blitzer off the edge. He can cover in space and shows good closing speed.

With the latest additions, the Green Wave now have 20 pledges for the upcoming signing period.

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Rene Nadeau

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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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