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The 2011 Bayou 25

by Lee Brecheen

February 2, 2011 –

Introduction

This is the deepest Recruiting class I’ve seen in my sixteen years of covering high school recruiting with the magazine, and the deepest I’ve seen for one season in my twenty-two overall years in the business.

I ranked the players based on what I saw from watching tons of film and in person over a two year period, and with some kids a three year period, of scouting. I look at most upside and most ready for the DI level, and I don’t look at other lists, nor do I get influenced by who makes All Star games or All State. Most of my selections are also based on kids who are most ready to play at a high caliber school as a true freshman. You see many Athletes and lineman in my top 25. Athletes are kids who can play three or four positions in college and do well at all four at a high caliber. I saw all of the high school teams either in person or filmed each at least two or as many as six times before making a final grade. This list is strictly seniors and kids who are no brainer DIV 1 for college. There are another 85 to 90 players I did not list that will make great IAA recruits and be great players for their programs which is why I did the Heart of Champions list.  Later this week I will have my Sleeper list of players that did not get mentioned in this list.

Jarvis Landry
Jarvis Landry

It was hard picking who would be the #1 player in this deep class. It came down too who is the toughest player in the state pound for pound, most polished at his position, the biggest leader, and could be a NFL player for more than one position and in college. His name is Jarvis Landry (6-0, 195) from Lutcher High School.

This kid could make All American at either WR or SS in college. He was the best hitter in the state, has the best hands for a WR, is the toughest player in Louisiana, and a big time leader. I’ve never seen a WR in high school play the position like a linebacker. When he has the ball he’s not fun to bring down, and he knows how to use the stiff arm, and loves to KO players blocking, if not catching the football.

Two players would have been in the top four on this list, but they will have to start their careers at either a Junior College or Prep School. Ladies and Gentleman, DT Donald Pennington from Amite looks like a more athletic version of Jerrell Powe, the big time DT from Ole Miss, at 6-2 310, with great feet and arms, and a motor. This kid would have been ranked right behind Anthony Johnson from O.P. Walker at #3 overall. WR D’haquille Williams (6-3, 195) from East St. John, like Jarvis Landry, has a future in the NFL as a WR or FS. This kid would have been ranked # 4 in the state overall. Williams looks better than most of the Wide Receivers in big time college football right now. Some smart school will place them in a Junior College or Prep School, stay in touch and re-sign them in either one or two years and have program changers right away if they do so. These two kids are franchise tag players if there’s such a thing for college. You hear the word for the NFL, but they fit the part for college.

Some kids slipped in the ranking because of status, like RB Jeremy Hill from Redemptorist (6-1, 225), and it’s unknown if he will sign signing day or not.  Two big time players missed the season; namely, DT Quentin Thomas from Breaux Bridge (6-3, 265) and CB T.K. Fleming from Benton High School (6-2, 210). Quentin looks the part in person and 2010 was his year to be ranked high. He’s going to LSU and has huge upside. CB T.K. Fleming is the biggest CB I’ve ever seen come out of Louisiana and the most gifted. T.K. would have been ranked # 5 in the state overall. This kid is a freak in man coverage and at 210 pounds looks more like a Patrick Peterson of LSU in size and speed.

The running back position is the strongest and deepest I’ve ever seen in twenty-two years for one season. If you need a great running back then this is the year to sign a ton of sleepers. The weakest position for Division I was the linebacker position, but there’s a few sleepers that will be quality players.

The top nine players in Louisiana this year would be ranked the number one player in most states.  That’s how good this class is.

 

The 2011 Bayou 25

Rank First Name Last Name Height Weight School Position
1 Jarvis Landry 6-0 195 Lutcher WR
2 Anthony Johnson 6-1 290 O.P. Walker DT
3 La’el Collins 6-5 320 Redemptorist OT
4 Terrance Magee 5-8 205 Franklinton RB
5 Kenny Hilliard 6-0 235 Patterson RB
6 Bradley Sylve 5-11 185 South Plaquemines Athlete
7 Daniel Sams 6-3 205 Salmen Athlete
8 Jermauria Rasco 6-3 245 Evangel Christian DE
9 Micah Eugene 5-10 195 Acadiana Athlete
10 Jared Foster 6-1 185 Barbe QB
11 Greg Robinson 6-6 310 Thibodeaux OT
12 Alonzo Lewis 6-3 210 St. James FS
13 Trai Turner 6-3 320 St. Augustine OG
14 Corey White 6-4 310 Capitol OG
15 Zack Oliver 6-4 225 Catholic (Baton Rouge) QB
16 Levander LIggins 5-10 190 Leesville Athlete
17 Paul Turner 5-11 190 West Monroe Athlete
18 Sam Scofield 6-2 185 St. Thomas More FS
19 Terry Lucas 6-0 185 St. Augustine Athlete
20 Cortez Johnson 6-2 185 O.P. Walker CB
21 Carl Pearson 6-3 190 Farmerville FS
22 Lawrence Burl 6-3 228 St. Augustine DE
23 Jeremy Hill 6-1 225 Redemptorist RB
24 Eric Janeau 6-4 255 St. Augustine OT
25 Odell Beckham 5-11 185 Newman Athlete

 

The following kids tied for #25 (in no order by position) – Seniors Only


25 Bryson Abraham 5-10 190 Jennings Athlete
26 Charles Henderson 5-9 175 Mcdonogh #35 Athlete
27 Brandon LeBeau 6-0 190 McMain Athlete
28 Ronald Martin 6-2 190 White Castle Athlete
29 Marlon Reed 6-0 185 Brusly Athlete
30 Devante Scott 5-11 175 Ferriday Athlete
31 Lutrell Thomas 6-1 185 Woodlawn (Shreveport) Athlete
32 Dexter Aucoin 5-9 175 Patterson CB
33 Tonori Boutte 5-11 175 Crowley CB
34 Joshua Dewey 5-10 170 Destrehan CB
35 T.K. Fleming 6-2 210 Benton CB
36 Floyd Raven 6-0 180 East St. John CB
37 James Richardson 5-10 175 Central CB
38 Jevante Watson 6-0 185 Bastrop CB
39 Earl Ross Downs 6-3 290 Bastrop Center
40 Christian Dragna 6-2 295 Bastrop Center
41 Glenn Haisley 6-1 270 St. Augustine Center
42 Quenton Griffin 6-3 245 Rayville DE
43 Traveon Hawkins 6-4 230 Plaquemine DE
44 Timothy Johnson 6-2 240 Edna Karr DE
45 Jordan Thompson 6-2 245 Hahnville DE
46 Cole Frazier 6-3 280 Brother Martin DT
47 DeMarcus Hodge 6-2 300 Neville DT
48 Chuck Hunter 6-0 290 West Monroe DT
49 Gerrand Johnson 6-1 275 Rayville DT
50 Mickey Johnson 5-11 290 St. Paul’s DT
51 Jonathan Kinchen 6-2 275 Ponchatoula DT
52 Darius Lawson 6-2 275 Wossman DT
53 Donald Pennington 6-2 310 Amite DT
54 Tyler Porter 5-10 300 Northside DT
55 Quentin Thomas 6-3 265 Breaux Bridge DT
56 Eugene Buckner 5-11 225 Kentwood FB
57 Dylan Ledet 5-11 225 E.D. White FB
58 Bobby Dunn 6-4 190 Jesuit FS
59 William Leblanc 6-4 180 Cecilla FS
60 Detrell Wright 6-0 190 Edna FS
61 Justin Manton 6-0 175 St. Amant Kicker
62 Alondrea Young 6-0 225 Southern Lab LB
63 Malcolm Caldwell 6-1 210 Southern Lab LB
64 Beau Fitte 6-0 200 South Plaquemines LB
65 Jarrett Gilliam 6-1 205 South Lafourche LB
66 Leo Jones 6-2 220 White Castle LB
67 David Laborde 6-1 210 St. Thomas More LB
68 Fred Wilson 6-0 205 Capitol LB
69 Jonathan Tyson 6-1 240 West Monroe MLB
70 Vondray Vallare 6-1 225 Eunice MLB
71 Jonah Austin 6-6 330 St. Augustine OG
72 Lance Callihan 6-3 300 Catholic OG
73 Ezekiel Alsander 6-7 297 Southern Lab OT
74 Matthew Andry 6-5 285 Jesuit OT
75 Evan Tatford 6-6 245 St. Thomas More OT
76 Kendrick Williams 6-4 285 Capitol OT
77 Kris Alvarado 5-11 190 St. Louis Punter
78 St.evie Douglas 6-4 205 Home Schooled QB
79 Dak Prescott 6-3 220 Haughten QB
80 James Banks 5-8 190 Chalmette RB
81 Dillion Berlin 5-10 200 St. Louis Catholic RB
82 Tyler Cain 5-8 180 West Monroe RB
83 Jaren Johnson 6-0 185 Ruston RB
84 Effrem Reed 5-9 190 Dutchtown RB
85 Joe Robinson 5-8 180 East Feliciana RB
86 Josh Robinson 5-9 190 Franklinton RB
87 Herdurius Scott 6-1 230 Wossman RB
88 Anthony Williams 5-11 200 Jeaneratte RB
89 Desman Ethridge 6-0 185 Huntington SS
90 Deshazor Everett 6-0 190 DeRidder SS
91 Dionte McDuffy 5-11 195 Evangel Christian SS
92 Kenneth Procter 6-0 195 West Jefferson SS
93 Emmanuel Abrams 6-2 230 Wossman TE
94 Chris Briggs 6-4 180 Franklinton WR
95 Tekemian Ceasar 6-2 190 East Feliciana WR
96 Roderick Davis 6-2 200 Many WR
97 Derek Howard 6-2 195 Hahnville WR
98 Nyle Johnson 5-11 185 Dunham WR
99 Neal Randall 5-11 175 Edna Karr WR
100 D’haquille Williams 6-3 195 East St. John WR

 

 

DT Anthony Johnson, (6-1 ,290), O.P. Walker LB Malcolm Caldwell, (6-1 ,210), Southern Lab LB Alondrea Young, (6-0 ,225), Southern Lab
OT La’el Collins, (6-5, 320), Redemptorist DE Timothy Johnson, (6-2 ,240), Edna Karr OT Ezekiel Alsander, (6-7 ,297), Southern Lab
RB Kenny Hilliard, (6-0 ,235), Patterson SS Deshazor Everett, (6-0 ,190), DeRidder RB Dillion Berlin, (5-10 ,200), St. Louis Catholic
DE Jermauria Rasco, (6-3 ,245), Evangel Christian DT Cole Frazier, (6-3 ,280), Brother Martin Punter Kris Alvarado, (5-11 ,190), St. Louis
Athlete Micah Eugene, (5-10 ,195), Acadiana OG Lance Callihan, (6-3 ,300), Catholic Athlete Marlon Reed, (6-0 ,185), Brusly
QB Jared Foster, (6-1 ,185), Barbe DE Jordan Thompson, (6-2 ,245), Hahnville Center Glenn Haisley, (6-1 ,270), St. Augustine
OT Greg Robinson, (6-6 ,310), Thibodeaux FB Dylan Ledet, (5-11 ,225), E.D. White Center Christian Dragna, (6-2 ,295), Bastrop
OG Trai Turner, (6-3 ,320), St. Augustine Center Earl Ross Downs, (6-3 ,290), Bastrop OG Jonah Austin, (6-6 ,330), St. Augustine
OG Corey White, (6-4 ,310), Capitol OT Evan Tatford, (6-6 ,245), St. Thomas More OT Matthew Andry, (6-5 ,285), Jesuit
QB Zack Oliver, (6-4 ,225), Catholic (Baton Rouge) LB Fred Wilson, (6-0 ,205), Capitol Athlete Brandon LeBeau, (6-0 ,190), McMain
Athlete Levander LIggins, (5-10 ,190), Leesville FS Bobby Dunn, (6-4 ,190), Jesuit DT Quentin Thomas, (6-3 ,265), Breaux Bridge
Athlete Paul Turner, (5-11 ,190), West Monroe FS Detrell Wright, (6-0 ,190), Edna SS Dionte McDuffy, (5-11 ,195), Evangel Christian
FS Sam Scofield, (6-2 ,185), St. Thomas More RB Jaren Johnson, (6-0 ,185), Ruston CB Tonori Boutte, (5-11 ,175), Crowley
DE Lawrence Burl, (6-3 ,228), St. Augustine RB James Banks, (5-8 ,190), Chalmette RB Tyler Cain, (5-8 ,180), West Monroe
RB Jeremy Hill, (6-1, 225), Redemptorist MLB Jonathan Tyson, (6-1 ,240), West Monroe DT Tyler Porter, (5-10 ,300), Northside
OT Eric Janeau, (6-4, 255), St. Augustine RB Joe Robinson, (5-8 ,180), East Feliciana FS William Leblanc, (6-4 ,180), Cecilla
Athlete Bryson Abraham, (5-10 ,190), Jennings RB Josh Robinson, (5-9 ,190), Franklinton WR Derek Howard, (6-2 ,195), Hahnville
DT Chuck Hunter, (6-0 ,290), West Monroe Kicker Justin Manton, (6-0 ,175), St. Amant SS Desman Ethridge, (6-0 ,185), Huntington

 

 


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.