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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.
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: After dropping its first game of the season the previous week, Cathedral got back on the winning track with a 29-16 win over St. Paul. Retting completed 19-of-37 passes for 186 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs.
This Week: Cathedral (7-1) travels to Harvard-Westlake at 9 p.m. CT on Friday.
In Closing: In eight games, Rettig has completed 148-of-276 of his tosses for 1,913 yards with 27 touchdowns and nine 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: Lemont cruised to a 42-0 win over Thornton Fractional North and Pocic had 11 knockdowns.
This Week: Lemont (8-1) hosts Morgan Park HS in the first round of the state playoffs at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday.
In Closing: LSU offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Greg Studrawa will be in attendance for Pocic’s playoff game on Saturday.
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: Smith caught 3 passes for 89 yards and 2 TDs in a 49-7 win over Sam Houston.
This Week: Barbe (7-1) travels to Sulphur at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: Smith has 27 catches for 517 yards and 4 TDs on the year.
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 threw for 149 yards and a touchdown and also recovered a fumble in a 45-7 win over Independence.
This Week: Loranger (7-0) travels to Amite for a 7 p.m. contest on Friday.
In Closing: Brazil has had a hand in 14 touchdowns and has more than 900 total yards of offense in six 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: White accounted for all of Green Oaks’ touchdowns in a 55-19 loss to North DeSoto. He rushed for a score, threw a touchdown pass and also caught one in the loss.
This Week: Green Oaks (3-5) travels to Bossier at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: White has 23 all-purpose touchdowns on the year, and he’s also picked off two passes from his corner spot.
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: Boutte was benched by his coach for Westgate’s 33-21 win over Thibodaux due to a couple of personal foul penalties late in the 42-35 loss to Central Lafourche.
This Week: Westgate (1-7) travels to Carencro at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: Boutte will return to the lineup against Carencro.
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 logged three tackles, a pair of sacks and forced a fumble in a 53-2 win over Washington.
Next Week: Central (5-4) plays White Station on Friday at 7 p.m.
In Closing: Herron has 41 tackles, including eight for a loss, and 11.5 sacks. He’s also forced three 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: Diarse rushed for 103 yards and 3 TDs on 9 carries, and also completed 8-of-11 passes for 122 yards and a TD in a 49-6 win over Wossman.
This Week: Neville (8-0) travels to Franklin Parish at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: Diarse has 636 yards rushing and 9 TDs on 77 carries. He has completed 62-of-96 through the air for 886 yards with 11 TDs and 3 INTs.
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: Washington Marion rolled to a 45-13 win over Opelousas. It was bittersweet, though, as Jones suffered a PCL injury to his knee that will sideline him for at least two weeks and possibly longer. Prior to going down he recorded 12 tackles – two for a loss – and picked off a pass to go with 70 yards and a TD on 7 rushes. Jones also caught a 23-yard TD pass.
This Week: Washington-Marion (6-1) hosts Opelousas at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: Jones has 90 tackles, including 13 for a loss. On offense, he has rushed 74 times for 931 yards and 14 scores.
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: Jewel Sumner rolled to a 42-0 win over Albany and Cutrer had five tackles and also returned a kickoff 58 yards for a touchdown.
This Week: Jewel Sumner (4-3) travels to Independence at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: In seven games, Cutrer has broken up 18 passes and intercepted two, recovered a fumble, and logged 44 tackles. He also has scored nine touchdowns with four on kick returns.
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: Blanche Ely dropped its second consecutive game with a 31-12 loss to Northeast.
This Week: Blanche Ely (5-3) travels to Boyd Anderson Friday at 7 p.m. CT.
In Closing: Heading into last week, Robinson had picked off two passes and recorded 28 tackles on the year. He also had 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: Destrehan lost a tough one to East St. John, 35-34.
This Week: Destrehan (4-3) travels to Bonnabel at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: Jefferson has 25 catches for 409 yards and 3 TDs.
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 passed for 60 yards and added a rushing TD in a 44-36 win over Campbell.
This Week: Marietta (5-2) travels to South Cobb on Friday at 7 p.m. CT.
In Closing: Entering last week’s matchup, Jennings had completed 91-of-145 passes for 1,302 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed for 440 yards and five scores on 84 carries.
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 caught one pass that went for two yards in a 35-34 loss to Holmes CC.
This Week: Hinds CC (3-5) travels to Pearl River CC at 7 p.m. on Thursday for the season finale.
In Closing: In eight games, Leslie has 22 receptions for 452 yards and six 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 14 knockdowns in a 26-13 win over Model.
Next Week: Pepperell (3-4) travels to Chattooga for an 8:30 CT kick on Friday.
In Closing: Dodd has 114 knockdowns in seven games.
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: Baker had his best game of the year with five receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown in a 33-13 win over Lakeshore.
This Week: Salmen (6-1) travels to Franklinton on Friday at 7 p.m.
In Closing: Baker has 24 catches for 387 yards and five 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 dropped to 4-4 after a 38-13 loss to Central.
Next Week: The Yellow Jackets host Walker on Friday at 7 p.m.
In Closing: Lawson is playing mostly on offense but still has 35 tackles and a pair of sacks.
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 registered a pair of sacks and three tackles – all for a loss – in a 68-12 win over Red River.
This Week: Winnfield (7-1) travels to West Ouachita at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: Patterson has 31 tackles, 10 sacks, and has forced five fumbles. He has also blocked a field goal and a punt and has scored two touchdowns on blocked punts.
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 six knockdowns in a 33-20 win over Louisiana New Tech.
This Week: Cedar Creek (7-1) travels to Ouachita Christian on Friday at 7 p.m.
In Closing: Malone has 77 knockdowns in eight 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: Swanson collected seven tackles and two sacks in a 33-29 win over Bartow. He also rushed for 2 TDs and 15 yards on 4 carries.
This Week: Lake Gibson (8-0) hosts Kathleen at 7 p.m. CT on Friday.
In Closing: Swanson has 15 carries for 86 yards and 2 TDs to go with 52 tackles and nine sacks in seven games.
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: Stokes had three receptions for 28 yards in a 36-15 loss to Itawamba CC.
This Week: Northeast Mississippi CC (2-6) travels to Mississippi Delta CC Thursday at 7 p.m.
In Closing: Stokes has 10 catches for 80 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 was in on 13 tackles with one for a loss in a 34-0 win over Nash Central.
This Week: James Hunt (9-0) hosts Fike at 8:30 p.m. CT on Friday in the regular season finale.
In Closing: Neal has 93 tackles and 13 sacks on the year.