Several of LSU’s 2013 commitments had big outings last week and Geaux247 takes a look back at the results, along with a look ahead to this week.
Hayden Rettig had a bye last week
QB Hayden Rettig 6-3/190 Los Angeles (CA) Cathedral HS
247Sports Rating: 89 *** 247Sports Position Ranking: 18
247Composite Rating: 0.9191 247Composite Position Ranking: 11
Last Week: Rettig had a well-deserved bye week.
This Week: Cathedral (5-0) hosts St. Francis (3-2) at 9 p.m. CT on Friday.
In Closing: In five games, Rettig has completed 89-of-158 of his tosses for 1,317 yards. He has thrown 20 touchdown passes against three interceptions.
OT Ethan Pocic 6-7/280 Lemont (IL) Lemont HS
247Sports Rating: 94 *** 247Sports Position Ranking: 9
247Composite Rating: 0.9746 247Composite Position Ranking: 4
Last Week: For the second straight week, Pocic and his Lemont squad went down to the wire. This time, however, they came up short and lost for the first time all season with a 21-20 setback to T.F. South.
This Week: Lemont (5-1) travels to Hillcrest (0-6) for a 6:45 p.m. CT kickoff on Friday.
In Closing: Pocic was scheduled to visit LSU following his game against Hillcrest when South Carolina comes to town. However, those plans are now in flux as he can’t get airline tickets to meet his tight schedule. He said it will likely be December before he is able to make it down.
TE DeSean Smith 6-4/224 Lake Charles (LA) Barbe HS
247Sports Rating: 94 247Sports Position Ranking: 4
247Composite Rating: 0.9440 247Composite Position Ranking: 5
Last Week: After being hobbled by a sprained ankle the last two weeks, Smith returned to action and caught six passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in a 42-35 loss to St. Thomas More.
This Week: Barbe (4-1) hosts Acadiana (4-1) at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: Smith entered last week’s game with only six catches for 79 yards and a touchdown He surpassed those totals against St. Thomas More and now has 12 receptions for 187 yards and two scores.
ATH Jeryl Brazil 5-10/180 Loranger (LA) Loranger HS
247Sports Rating: 94 247Sports Position Ranking: 8
247Composite Rating: 0.9370 247Composite Position Ranking: 9
Last Week: Brazil was phenomenal in a 32-19 victory over St. Thomas Aquinas. He completed 11-of-13 passes for 211 yards with four touchdowns, and added 60 yards and a score on 10 rushes.
This Week: Loranger (4-0) travels to Albany (1-3) for a 7 p.m. contest on Friday.
In Closing: Brazil has rushed for 311 yards and four touchdowns on 46 carries. He’s completed 21-of-30 passes for 339 yards and five touchdowns in three games.
ATH Tre’Davious White 5-10/170 Shreveport (LA) Green Oaks HS
247Sports Rating: 94 247Sports Position Ranking: 5
247Composite Rating: 0.9205 247Composite Position Ranking: 12
Last Week: Green Oaks suffered another tough loss in a 27-7 setback to BT Washington. White had a 72-yard scoring run, but was held in check the remainder of the night.
This Week: Green Oaks (1-4) heads to Red River (202) with kickoff set for 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: White has over 400 yards rushing and nine touchdowns. He has over 1,100 yards of total offense and has played a part in 14 touchdowns.
OG Josh Boutte 6-4/305 New Iberia (LA) Westgate HS
247Sports Rating: 94 247Sports Position Ranking: 8
247Composite Rating: 0.9055 247Composite Position Ranking: 8
Last Week: Westgate dropped to 0-5 after a 43-7 loss to New Iberia.
This Week: Westgate is still looking for its first victory of the season and the Tigers travel to South Lafourche (4-0) at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: Westgate amassed 171 yards rushing in the loss to New Iberia. Boutte is averaging double digit knockdowns a contest.
SDE Frank Herron 6-5/235 Memphis (TN) Memphis Central HS
247Sports Rating: 93 247Sports Position Ranking: 10
247Composite Rating: 0.9306 247Composite Position Ranking: 9
Last Week: Herron and his Central squad had a bye last week.
Next Week: Central (3-3) faces Manassas (4-2) Friday at 7 p.m. CT.
In Closing: Herron has 25 tackles, including five for a loss, and 6.5 sacks. He’s also forced two fumbles and recovered two.
WR John Diarse 6-0/205 Monroe (LA) Neville HS
247Sports Rating: 93 247Sports Position Ranking: 17
247Composite Rating: 0.9236 247Composite Position Ranking: 21
Last Week: Neville remained undefeated after a 48-14 win over Airline. Diarse had his best game on the ground all year with 133 yards and two touchdowns on 17 rushes. He also completed 9-of-11 passes for 84 yards, and added a solo tackle on defense.
This Week: Neville (5-0) hosts Bastrop (4-1) at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: Diarse has rushed for 370 yards and five touchdowns on 54 attempts. Tthrough the air he has completed 39-of-67 passes for 546 yards with six scores and two interceptions.
ILB Melvin Jones 6-3/260 Lake Charles (LA) Washington Marion HS
247Sports Rating: 93 247Sports Position Ranking: 4
247Composite Rating: 0.9116 247Composite Position Ranking: 12
Last Week: Jones played only the first half, but that’s all he and his Washington-Marion squad needed in a 34-0 shutout of Leesville. Jones rushed for 156 yards and three scores on eight carries, and added eight tackles – one for a loss – and three quarterback hurries.
This Week: Washington-Marion looks to improve to 5-1 with a win over St. Louis (3-2) at 7 p.m. on Friday at Washington-Marion.
In Closing: Jones has 57 tackles, including nine for a loss in five games. On offense, he has rushed 48 times for 729 yards and 10 scores, and completed 2-of-4 passes for 65 yards and a touchdown.
S Jeremy Cutrer 6-3/175 Kentwood (LA) Jewel Sumner HS
247Sports Rating: 92 247Sports Position Ranking: 14
247Composite Rating: 0.9112 247Composite Position Ranking: 17
Last Week: With Les Miles in attendance, Cutrer picked off a pass, broke up three more, and logged six tackles in a 34-17 win over St. Michael. He also rushed for 33 yards and had 66 more yards on kick returns.
This Week: Jewel Sumner (2-2) travels to Bogalusa (3-1) at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: In four games, Cutrer has broken up 10 passes and intercepted one, recovered a fumble, and logged 27 tackles. He also has scored five touchdowns – a 62-yard reception, a 51-yard punt return, and a 98-yard kickoff return, to go with two rushing scores.
CB Rashard Robinson 6-3/165 Pompano Beach (FL) Blanche Ely HS
247Sports Rating: 92 247Sports Position Ranking: 12
247Composite Rating: 0.8847 247Composite Position Ranking: 26
Last Week: Robinson was in on five tackles and also returned a punt 75 yards in a 20-14 win over Monarch.
This Week: Blanche Ely (4-1) plays host to Northeast (3-1) on Friday.
In Closing: Robinson has picked off two passes and has 26 tackles on the year. He also has three touchdowns, with two on special teams – 55-yard punt return and 89-yard kick return – to go with a 37-yard touchdown reception.
WR Rickey Jefferson 6-0/180 Destrehan (LA) Destrehan HS
247Sports Rating: 90 247Sports Position Ranking: 31
247Composite Rating: 0.9237 247Composite Position Ranking: 20
Last Week: Jefferson caught a season-high seven passes for 78 yards in a 42-21 loss to Dutchtown.
This Week: Destrehan (2-2) hosts Higgins (1-2) at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: Jefferson has 15 receptions on the year with one going for a touchdown and 237 yards.
QB Anthony Jennings 6-2/200 Marietta (GA) Marietta HS
247Sports Rating: 90 247Sports Position Ranking: 16
247Composite Rating: 0.9006 247Composite Position Ranking: 14
Last Week: Jennings fired a 71-yard touchdown pass on Marrietta’s second play of the game and coasted to a 38-14 victory over Pebblebrook..
This Week: Marietta (3-2) is off this week.
In Closing: Entering last week, Jennings had completed 54-of-80 passes for 967 yards and nine touchdowns. He also rushed for 297 yards on 57 rushes.
WR Quantavius Leslie 6-4/190 Hinds CC
247Sports Rating: 90 247Sports Position Ranking: 2
247Composite Rating: 0.9000 247Composite Position Ranking: 2
Last Week: Leslie had two receptions for 64 yards with one going for a 58-yard touchdown in a 26-21 loss to East Central CC..
This Week: Hinds CC (2-3) hosts Southwest CC at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
In Closing: In five games, Leslie has 12 receptions for 310 yards and four scores.
OG Andy Dodd 6-4/325 Lindale (GA) Pepperell HS
247Sports Rating: 90 247Sports Position Ranking: 11
247Composite Rating: 0.8859 247Composite Position Ranking: 15
This Week: Dodd logged 10 knockdowns but went out in the second quarter when his shoulder popped out of place. Pepperell went on to win its second consecutive game in a 19-7 victory against Dade County.
Next Week: Pepperell (2-3) has a bye this week.
In Closing: Dodd has 82 knockdowns in five games. He is expected to play when Pepperell takes the field again on Oct. 12.
WR Chuck Baker 6-3/185 Slidell (LA) Salmen HS
247Sports Rating: 90 247Sports Position Ranking: 36
247Composite Rating: 0.8794 247Composite Position Ranking: 55
Last Week: Salmen defeated East Feliciana, 19-12, and Baker had two catches for 40 yards.
This Week: Salmen (3-1) hosts St. Paul’s (3-1) on Thursday at 7 p.m.
In Closing: Baker has 11 catches for 195 yards and two touchdowns.
DT Tevin Lawson 6-4/275 Denham Springs (LA) Denham Springs HS
247Sports Rating: 88 247Sports Position Ranking: 40
247Composite Rating: 0.8899 247Composite Position Ranking: 25
Last Week: Denham Springs improved to 3-2 with a 27-20 win over East Ascension.
Next Week: The Yellow Jackets host Scotlandville (3-2) on Friday at 7 p.m.
In Closing: Lawson entered the week with 24 tackles and three sacks in three games.
WDE Michael Patterson 6-3/240 Winnfield (LA) Winnfield HS
247Sports Rating: 88 247Sports Position Ranking: 19
247Composite Rating: 0.8650 247Composite Position Ranking: 21
Last Week: Patterson logged four tackles in a 21-16 loss to North DeSoto.
This Week: Winnfield (4-1) travels to Lakeview (0-5) at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: In five games, Patterson has 22 tackles, six sacks, and has forced four fumbles. He has also blocked a field goal and a punt that he scooped up and returned for a touchdown.
C Karl Malone, Jr. 6-3/285 Ruston (LA) Cedar Creek HS
247Sports Rating: 87 247Sports Position Ranking: 8
247Composite Rating: 0.8687 247Composite Position Ranking: 8
Last Week: Malone had eight knockdowns in a 43-12 win over Delhi.
This Week: Cedar Creek (4-1) hosts Grambling (1-3) on Friday at 7 p.m.
In Closing: Malone has 43 knockdowns in five contests.
FB Kennard Swanson 6-0/245 Lakeland (FL) Lake Gibson HS
247Sports Rating: 86 247Sports Position Ranking: 2
247Composite Rating: 0.8513 247Composite Position Ranking: 2
Last Week: Lake Gibson remained unbeaten after a 47-0 victory over Tenoroc. Swanson had four tackles – three solos and one assist – plus a sack.
This Week: Lake Gibson puts its undefeated mark on the line at 8 p.m. CT on Friday against Winter Haven (4-0).
In Closing: Swanson has 11 carries for 63 yards to go with 30 tackles and six sacks in four games this year.
TE Logan Stokes 6-3/240 Northeast Mississippi CC
247Sports Rating: 86 247Sports Position Ranking: 3
247Composite Rating: 0.8496 247Composite Position Ranking: 2
Last Week: Northeast Mississippi CC was handled easily by Gulf Coast CC, 61-7. Stokes did not have any catches.
This Week: Northeast Mississippi CC (1-4) travels to face Coahoma CC (1-4) Thursday at 7 p.m.
In Closing: Stokes has four catches for 19 yards in the 2012 campaign.
WDE Lewis Neal 6-1/235 Wilson (NC) James Hunt HS
247Sports Rating: 85 247Sports Position Ranking: 33
247Composite Rating: 0.8622 247Composite Position Ranking: 23
Last Week: Neal logged six tackles, including two for a loss, and was in on two sacks in a 40-0 win over Northern Nash. The game was called early in the third period due to lightning.
This Week: James Hunt (6-0) hosts Rocky Mount (5-1) at 8:30 p.m. CT on Friday.
In Closing: Neal has 57 tackles and 12 sacks on the year.