Recruit Video Interview: DE Joseph Hardy, Delhi High School & OG/DT Cody Saucier, Holy Savior Menard
by Jace LeJeune
As the month of June approaches, so does football season. As it is every other day here at Louisiana Football Magazine, it has been pretty busy especially over the last two months when we have conducted our Louisiana Football Magazine photo shoots over that time period. We have finished our 23rd annual magazine cover shoot, but this year will mark the third straight year in which we have conducted both a North and South photo shoot. This year, we shot the North photo shoot at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and we shot the South photo shoot at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge. Both events were really successful, and we would like to thank everybody who has helped us make both events so special for the players that were involved. Besides taking the photos, Louisiana Football Magazine’s owner Lee Brecheen and editor Jace LeJeune got the chance to talk to some of the top Class of 2020 players in the state of the Louisiana. Both Brecheen and LeJeune talked to the recruits about their top schools, goals for the upcoming season, hobbies, and so much more. For the next couple of weeks, we will post these video interviews that were taken at both photoshoot events!
In today’s recruit interview, we go to Northwestern State University where Lee Brecheen sat down with two of the best linemen in North Louisiana in DE Joseph Hardy from Delhi High School and OG/DT Cody Saucier from Holy Savior Menard!
Joseph Hardy: Before being announced as Head Coach at Washington Marion High School earlier this year, Toriano Williams helped build a winning culture at Delhi High School. It has been a tremendous turnaround as the Bears went from winning only three games in 2017 to winning ten games in 2018 and advancing to the Class 1A quarterfinals. The explosive offense was one reason for the quick turnaround, but another reason was an improved defense led by its best player, which is senior DE Joseph Hardy. At 6-3, close to 270 pounds, Hardy is a sleeper that is quick enough to play defensive end, but also big and strong enough to play inside. Last season, Hardy came into his own posting 10 sacks and pressuring the quarterback on numerous occasions. This season, Hardy wants to prove that last year was not a fluke and that he can improve on those numbers this season.
Cody Saucier: For the last four years, Cody Saucier has been a mainstay on both the offensive and defensive line for the Holy Savior Menard Eagles. At 6-2, 320 pounds, Saucier can plug up holes as a nose guard/defensive tackle or open up holes as an interior offensive guard. However, Saucier has shown that he is not just a big body as he can run a 5.0/40. As a sophomore, Saucier showed that he is not only a run stuffer, but also an active tackler by making 90 tackles. After a standout junior season, Saucier hopes to end his Menard career not only with a career year, but also helping his team breakthrough and win a playoff game this season.
In today’s recruit interview, Brecheen talks to both of these defensive linemen and discuss how their skills translate to the next level as well as what they want to accomplish for the upcoming season! Check out the interview below!
After watching all these interviews, if you are wondering about when both our North and South magazines will be released, it will be some time in August before the magazines will be distributed. However, do not worry as if you pre-order your copies below, you will receive your copies once the magazines are ready to be released!
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