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2012 Louisiana Football Magazine Heart of Champions: Athletes

by Lee Brecheen

January 19, 2012 – The 2012 Louisiana Football Magazine Heart of Champions is a team compiled from watching every team play in Louisiana this past year either on film or in person, and these are kids who I thought were not DIV 1, but had a huge heart, and played the game all out for 60 minutes. Some of these kids might pick up a Scholarship at another position or go to a smaller school.  I loved watching these kids play the position the last two years or four years for some.  I took thousands of hours of film from this past year and prior years, and I marked the kids who I thought weren’t necessarily D1, but had big hearts and were great leaders for their team.  This is the most thorough list you’re going to find from a statewide perspective.  This list has nothing to do with stats or all-state/all-district. These are the players who I thought should make the list. A lot of these kids will play college ball, but it will probably be at 1AA, D2, or D3 schools.  They all deserve the chance to play college football.  This list is only for the current 2012 graduating class.

Everyday or every other day we will have a new position profiled for the Heart of Champion Team in Louisiana for the 2012 class.

More Positions: Defensive Backs



Position Name Ht. Wt. School
Athlete Brady Burch 5-10 175 Teurlings Catholic
Athlete Cameron Campbell 5-11 155 Lakeview
Athlete Laterrius Crumedy 5-6 165 Varnado
Athlete Ricky Decuir 5-4 140 Port Allen
Athlete Daniel DeMelo 5-9 170 Mandeville
Athlete Peyton Dunbar 5-8 157 Marksville
Athlete Dequincey Dunmiles 5-7 165 H.L. Bourgeois
Athlete Jacquis Flores 5-8 151 South Terrebonne
Athlete Kole Fluke 5-7 155 Hansen
Athlete Justin Fortson 5-7 180 Fair Park
Athlete Seth Griffin 5-9 170 South Lafourche
Athlete Billy Harrison 5-10 165 Country Day
Athlete Jeremy James 5-8 160 North Vermillion
Athlete Derius Jolla 5-10 185 Ferriday
Athlete Mallery Mele 5-9 175 Northlake Christian
Athlete Blake Miller 6-0 160 Notre Dame
Athlete Tantez Nichols 5-7 170 Mangham
Athlete Jacob Puryear 5-10 170 Ascension Christian
Athlete Jante Rutland 5-8 165 Kaplan
Athlete Cornell Stewart 5-7 140 Warren Easton
Athlete Tonnie Wells 5-10 135 Bunkie
Athlete Joseph Woodley 5-9 165 Loyola Prep


Mallery Mele Ricky Decuir
Mallery Mele – Northlake Christian Ricky Decuir – Port Allen
JAquis Flores Cornell Stewart
Jacquis Flores – South Terrebonne Cornell Stewart – Warren Easton



About Lee Brecheen

Lee Brecheen, is the owner and publisher of La, Football Magazine and TV show. He is relentless in his pursuit for excellence. He initially broke into the business in 1992 as a football scout. It is his intent to be fair and honest to all high school players and coaches in Louisiana. Lee strives to be the most thorough and accurate researcher and analyst in order to give the best evaluation of all Louisiana high school football talent. He regularly consults with, and is sought by major college football programs throughout the country for information and advice regarding scholarship prospects from among Louisiana’s high school players at all levels of potential.