by Mark Clements
September 9, 2010 – The smell of fried wings, soft drinks and barbecue can only mean one thing – football season is here. With the great sport finally underway, the high school recruiting process only gets more intense.
One player still going through the long procedure is E.D. White linebacker Phillip Ledet.
Ledet stands a 6’2”, 200 pounds, and is likely being recruited as a free safety. He is also preparing for the weight training at the next level, benching 360 lbs, squatting 505 lbs, and cleaning 275.
The Cardinals’ senior also plays outfield for the baseball team which make a deep playoff run to the semi-finals.
“It was a pretty good year,” Ledet said. “I think we’re going to be back there for sure.”
While the two-sport athlete excels at both, he said he prefers football over baseball.
“I feel like I’m built more for [football],” Ledet said. “Football is more up tempo and I find baseball a lot slower. I like the fast pace of football.”
Ledet said he is still not sure where he wants to go to college, but has a short list compiled, including Nicholls, ULL and Louisiana Tech. But Ledet also said, if ever given the opportunity, LSU would “definitely” be the top of his list.
The young DB has attended three football camps, including Northwestern, ULL and Tulane, and said they have all been a worthwhile.
“I really enjoyed them,” Ledet said. “I thought it was a good experience, I learned a lot and it was fun too.”
But Ledet still has one more year to finish up his high school career. While he looks forward to every Friday, Ledet said the Vandebilt Catholic rivalry is his favorite matchup of the season.
“It’s an old time rivalry,” he said. “There’s a lot of build up to the game and it’s always a huge game every year. I love it.”
Off the field, Ledet said he liked to travel to Houston and catch Astros games. Along with the ‘Stros, Ledet said he is a devoted New Orleans Saints fan.
Ledet said he couldn’t believe it when the Saints finally won the Super Bowl.
When asked if the Black and Gold could repeat, Ledet responded with a resounding “absolutely.”