It’s never too early to look ahead in recruiting and the 2015 class in Louisiana has some depth to it at certain positions.
Isaiah Washington is next in line at Edna Karr
With the spring evaluation period underway, 247Sports has started the process of rating and ranking 2015 prospects in the Bayou State.
The ratings and rankings will be finalized in the coming weeks, but until then we are going to start taking a look at some 2015 prospects that are already on the radar beginning with defensive ends.
Isaiah Washington 6-4/220 New Orleans-Edna Karr HS
Washington did not get a lot of reps as a sophomore playing behind a pair of 2014 defensive ends that will both end up at a BCS school in Gerald Willis and Joyan Williams. When Washington did get a chance, though, he showed some quickness and explosiveness off the ball. He has a tendency to come off the ball high, but he is a fairly disciplined guy on the edge for someone who hasn’t gotten a lot of playing time. He has the ideal frame for a sophomore in the 6-4, 220-pound range and will carry more weight as he gets older.
Regan Murry 6-3/238 West Monroe HS
Murry emerged onto the radar when he was a freshman at the LSU camp. Even matched up against older competition he held his own for a youngster. Murry has continued to develop and he saw a considerable amount of action end for West Monroe during the 2012 season, which isn’t easy to do for a sophomore. He has good feet and moves well, but needs to get stronger where he can hold his ground when teams run at him.
Delmond Landry 6-4/230 Donaldsonville-Ascension Catholic HS
The big knock on Landry is the competition he plays against with Ascension Catholic being on the 1A level. But when you get past that you see a kid in the 6-4, 230-pound range with a nice frame to add additional weight. Landry is still very raw in terms of technique, but he has gotten better with using his hands and developing some pass-rush moves.
Jalen Briscoe 6-1/225 New Iberia-Westgate HS
Briscoe plays on the edge for Westgate but is better suited to play inside at the next level if he can add some weight to his frame. He is strong enough to push the pocket and has good straight-line speed and closes on the ball well. His initial burst and quickness is something he needs to improve on if he is going to make that leap to the next level.
Tyron Mitchell 6-3/230 New Iberia-Westgate HS
Mitchell hasn’t gotten a lot of playing time his first two years at Westgate, but there’s no denying that he has the measurables. He is long and displays some athleticism.