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Forty Seven Louisiana Natives Sign Division 1 Scholarships with Out of State Colleges – PART 1

by Lee Brecheen

UPDATE:  Four more signees have been added.  They are Jason Weaver – Southern Mississippi, Jamison Hughes – North Texas, Ashton Duhe – SMU, and Tyrunn Walker – Tulsa.

February 19, 2010 – I’ve never seen a state where people say the talent is down, but 47 players signed out of State. The talent is not down. Just ask the schools that signed the 47 players from Louisiana. Out of the 47 players I predict 34 players have a chance to play as a true freshman on Offense, Defense or Special Teams. That’s under 10 players redshirting. That tells me these kids are not second level DIV 1 players but impact players that can make a DIV 1 programs two deep after fall practice.
This is part one of two. In part two I will talk about the players that will make an immediate impact as a true freshman and why.

 

 

In order of total number of Louisiana signees by school:

1. Memphis University 5
2. Texas A&M 3
Texas Tech 3
Southern Methodist 3
Tulsa 3
3. Ole Miss 2
Vanderbilt 2
Auburn 2
Arkansas 2
Michigan 2
Minnesota 2
4. Mississippi State 1
Tennessee 1
Houston 1
Texas 1
Cincinnati 1
South Alabama 1
Illinois 1
Florida International 1
Northwestern, Illinois 1
Texas Christian 1
Nebraska 1
Colorado 1
Miami/ Ohio 1
Southern Mississppi 1
North Texas 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A First Time Zero Signees

Southern Mississippi for the first time in over 15 years did not sign a Louisiana player. This is a program that usually has at least 4 to 5 Louisiana natives starting out of the 22 starters every year. Southern Mississippi has over 15 players on its Roster, one of the highest totals for any school outside Louisiana that’s a DIV 1 program.

 

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Collin Ellis – Dunham

A First Time

Miami – Ohio signed its first Louisiana player in over 30 years by taking FB/TE Dustin White from Barbe High School. It doesn’t hurt when your Current Head Coach Mike Haywood used to recruit Lake Charles for LSU a few years back, and when a current staff member was an assistant for McNeese State in Lake Charles.

Northwestern – Illinois of the Big 10 signed their first Louisiana player in over 15 years in Collin Ellis the 6-1, 210 pound RB/LB from Dunham HS. Northwestern Assistant Jim Bates recruited Louisiana for Louisiana Tech a few years ago.

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Curtis Carter – North DeSoto

You Don’t Have a Player Until They Sign the Dotted Line

La Tech lost RobDonovan Lewis to Memphis and Dillion Day to Mississippi State. Memphis lost RB Frankie Jackson to Arkansas State and Arkansas lost DT Brandon Jackson to Texas A & M. QB Munchie Legaux switched from Colorado to Cincinnati on signing day, Alex Hill switched from New Mexico to Illinois, Kicker William Russ switched from Arkansas to Texas, Curtis Carter switched from Nebraska to TCU, and finally Todd Washington switched from Tulsa to Memphis.

 

Leading Out of State School

Edna Karr had the most players sign DIV 1 scholarships out of state with four total.

 

Out of State Signees by College

 

1 Todd Washington – DB – Lutcher HS- Memphis

2 Robdonovan Lewis – CB – Jonesboro Hodge HS – Memphis

3 Taurean Nixon – CB – Southern Lab HS – Memphis

4 Reggie Travis – WR – Plaquemine HS – Memphis

5 Kevin Wright – ATH – Christian Life – Memphis

6 Brandon Jackson – DT – Evangel Christian – Texas A &M

7 Ivan Robinson – DE – South Beaurgard

8 Gavin Stansberry – DE – Franklin – Texas A&M

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Lawrence Cayou – McDonogh 35
Urell Johnson
Urell Johnson – O.P. Walker
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Karl Butler – Brother Martin
Andre Hall
Andre Hall – Port Allen
Keenan Canty
Keenan Canty – Edna Karr
Trovon Reed
Trovon Reed – Thibodeaux

9 Lawrence Cayou – DE – MCDonough 35 – Texas Tech

10 Brandon Wilson – SS – Central Lafouche – Texas Tech

11 Urell Johnson – SS – O P Walker – Texas Tech

12 Randall Mackey – QB – Bastrop – OLE MISS

13 Damien Jackson – FS – Pineville – OLE MISS

14 Karl Butler – FS – Brother Martin – Vanderbilt

15 Andre Hall – CB – Port Allen – Vanderbilt

16 LaCraig Brown – DE – Richwood – Arkansas

17 Luke Charpentier – OG – John Curtis – Arkansas

18 Drew Dileo – ATH – Parkview Baptist – Michigan

19 Carvin Johnson – FS – Archibishop Rummell – Michigan

20 Dwayne Mitchell – LB – Edna Karr – Minnesota

21 Harold Legonia – DT – Edna Karr – Minnesota

22 Kalen Henderson – ATH – East ST John – Tulsa

23 Brion James – SS – Hahnville – Tulsa

24 Tyrunn Walker – DE – Westgate – Tulsa

25 Joseph Theard – DT – ST Augustine – SMU

26 Maurice Sutton – SS – ST Augustine – SMU

27  Ashton Duhe – Destrehan – SMU

28 Damien Jacobs – DT – H.L Bouregois – Florida State

29 Dace Clark -DB – Capital – Tennessee

30 William Russ – K/P – Evangel Christian – Texas

31 Terrance Broadway – QB – Capital – Houston

32 Munchie Legaux – QB – Edna Karr – Cinninnati

33 Audoniss Madison – OG – Edna Karr – South Alabama

34 Alex Hill – OG – Slidell – Illinois

35 Collin Ellis – ATH – Dunham – Northwestern, ILL

36 Glen Coleman – WR – Florida International

37 Walker Ashburn – DE – John Curtis – Nebraska

38 Keenan Canty – ATH – Edna Karr – Colorado

39 Jonthan McNight – ATH – John Curtis – Arizona

40 Dustin White – TE/FB – Barbe – Miami /OH

41 Dillion Day – OG – West Monroe – Mississippi State

42 Curtis Carter – ATH – North Desoto – TCU

43 Trovon Reed – ATH – Thibodeaux – Auburn

44 Joel Bonomolo – DE – Archbishop Rummell – Auburn

45 Frankie Jackson – RB – Capitol – Arkansas State

46 Jason Weaver – OG/OT – Edna Karr – Southern Mississippi

47 Jamison Hughes – SS – Ruston – North Texas

 

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.