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Marksville High School senior QB Daniel Miller (Property of LAFM)

Recruit Video Interview: QB/ATH Daniel Miller, Marksville High School & QB Hayes Crockett, Sterlington High School

Recruit Video Interview: QB/ATH Daniel Miller, Marksville High School & QB Hayes Crockett, Sterlington High School

by Jace LeJeune

Sterlington High School senior QB Hayes Crockett (Property of LAFM)

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 Marksville High School’s athletic QB Daniel Miller and Sterlington High School’s talented QB Hayes Crockett!

Daniel Miller: The Marksville Tigers have always had under the radar players, especially this year as the Tigers have one of the best athletes in the Alexandria metro area in Daniel Miller. At 5-11, 185 pounds with 4.5/40 speed, Miller has the ability to change the game all by himself. Marksville Head Coach J.T. Dunbar uses Miller’s gifted athletic ability to the team’s advantage. As any coach knows, you give your best play maker opportunities with the ball in their hands. That is how the Tigers use Miller as he has played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, cornerback, and can also return kicks as well as punts. The stats show how much Miller’s talents are being utilized as last season, he accounted for 1,269 total yards (683 rushing and 586 passing) on offense while also racking up 68 tackles and 2 INTs on defense. There is no question that this season, the team will go as far as #10 takes them. If the Tigers make a deep playoff push, then the rest of the state will know the “It” factor that is Daniel Miller.

Hayes Crockett: The Sterlington Panthers have been regularly state championship contenders, and after a year of coming just short of winning a Class 3A state championship, they are even hungrier than ever to hold up their first state championship since 2016. Well, their chances are high as ever in 2019 in order to accomplish their goal thanks to the return of one of the most talented quarterbacks in the Monroe area in Sterlington senior QB Hayes Crockett. At 6-4, 210 pounds, Crockett has the frame, arm, and 4.7/40 speed to become a very good quarterback. After transferring to Sterlington from Prairie View Academy, Crockett got his feet wet in year one as the starter leading the Panthers to a Class 3A state championship with 875 passing yards and 11 touchdowns to go along with seven more touchdowns on the ground. Now, with a full year as a starter under his belt, Crockett is looking to make the next step and lead the Panthers to one step further and that is actually holding the trophy up in the Superdome at the end of the season.

In today’s recruit video interview, Brecheen caught up with the two talented prep signal callers to talk about their strengths, weaknesses, team’s goals, and so much more! Click below to check out the full interview!

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!

North Magazine Pre-Order Link: http://lafootballmagazine.com/product/la-football-magazine-2019-annual-preview-north-edition/

South Magazine Pre-Order Link: http://lafootballmagazine.com/product/la-football-magazine-2019-annual-preview-south-edition/

About Jace LeJeune

Jace is from Addis, LA but resides in Port Allen, LA. Jace attends Southeastern Louisiana University and is majoring in Journalism. This is Jace's third year as Associate Editor at Louisiana Football Magazine. He is also a graduate from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge where he was the editor of the school newspaper the “Bearly Published.” While at CHS, Jace also announced their football, basketball, and baseball games for the Bruin Broadcast Network which is the Catholic High’s streaming website for their events. On weekends, Jace is the PA announcer for his middle school football games. At home, Jace enjoys time with his family and friends. Besides being a huge football fan, Jace is also an avid NHRA drag racing fan.