Lewis Neal is putting together one of the best seasons of all of LSU's commitments
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: Cathedral defeated Harvard-Westlake, 37-27, and Retting completed 30-of-60 passes for 443 yards with 3 TDs and 1 INT.
This Week: Cathedral (8-1) travels to Chaminade at 9 p.m. CT on Friday.
In Closing: In nine games, Rettig has completed 178-of-336 of his tosses for 2,356 yards with 31 touchdowns and 10 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 rolled to a 45-0 win over Morgan Park in the first round of the playoffs and Pocic logged 13 knockdowns. He helped pave the way for a rushing attack that piled up 410 yards on the ground.
This Week: Lemont (9-1) travels to face Richards in the second round of the state playoffs on Saturday.
In Closing: Pocic had to reschedule his official visit to LSU due to playing on Saturday. He is now set to visit on Dec. 14.
TE DeSean Smith 6-4/224 Lake Charles (LA) BarbeHS
247Sports Rating: 94 247Sports Position Ranking: 4
247Composite Rating: 0.9440 247Composite Position Ranking: 5
Last Week: Smith caught 3 passes for 36 yards and 2 TDs in a 50-30 win over Sulphur.
This Week: Barbe (8-1) travels to Lafayette at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: Smith has 30 catches for 553 yards and 6 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 one touchdown pass but Loranger’s comeback came up short in a 20-19 loss to Amite.
This Week: Loranger (7-1) travels to Jewel Sumner for a 7 p.m. contest on Friday.
In Closing: Brazil has had a hand in 15 touchdowns and has more than 1,400 total yards of offense in seven 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 for the second week in a row but came up short in a 47-24 loss to Bossier. He rushed for two scores, threw a touchdown pass and also caught one in the loss.
This Week: Green Oaks (3-6) travels to Loyola College Prep at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
In Closing: White has 27 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: Westgate defeated Carencro 27-20.
This Week: Westgate (2-7) hosts H.L. Bourgeois at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: Boutte’s Westgate squad has won two in a row.
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 five tackles and a sack in a 51-7 loss to White Station.
In Closing: Herron finished the season with 46 tackles, including nine for a loss, and 12.5 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 ran wild in a 28-0 win over Franklin Parish. He rushed for 160 yards and 3 TDs on just 8 carries, and also completed 3-of-7 passes for 22 yards and a TD.
This Week: Neville (9-0) has a bye this week.
In Closing: Diarse has 796 yards rushing and 12 TDs on 85 carries. He has completed 65-of-103 through the air for 908 yards with 12 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: Despite having to play without Jones, Washington Marion defeated Beau Chene 30-0.
This Week: Washington-Marion (8-1) travels to LaGrange at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: Jones, who will miss this week as well with a knee injury, 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 defeated Independence, 20-0, and Cutrer picked off a pass and logged five tackles. He also rushed for a score out of the Wildcat.
This Week: Jewel Sumner (5-3) travels to Loranger at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: In eight games, Cutrer has broken up 18 passes and intercepted three, recovered a fumble, and logged 49 tackles. He also has scored 10 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 third consecutive game with a 35-0 loss to Boyd Anderson.
This Week: Blanche Ely (4-4) travels to Coral Glades on Friday at 7 p.m. CT.
In Closing: Heading into last week, Robinson had picked off two passes and recorded 37 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: Jefferson caught three passes for 69 yards in a 22-21 loss to Bonnabel.
This Week: Destrehan (4-4) hosts Hahnville at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing: Jefferson has 28 receptions for 478 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: Marietta rolled to a 43-13 win over South Cobb.
This Week: Marietta (6-2) hosts North Cobb on Friday at 7 p.m. CT.
In Closing: Entering last week’s matchup, Jennings had completed 95-of-155 passes for 1,362 yards with 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also rushed for 476 yards and six scores on 93 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 two passes for 57 yards and a touchdown in a 26-16 win over Pearl River CC.
In Closing: Hinds CC finished the season with a 4-5 record. In nine games, Leslie had 24 receptions for 509 yards and seven 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 17 knockdowns in a 28-21 win over Chattooga.
Next Week: Pepperell (4-4) hosts Murray County for an 8:30 CT kick on Friday.
In Closing: Dodd has 131 knockdowns in eight 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 one receptions for 17 yards and he blocked a couple of punts in a 27-14 win over Franklinton.
This Week: Salmen (7-1) hosts Pearl River on Friday at 7 p.m.
In Closing: Baker has 25 catches for 404 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 improved to 5-4 after a 50-14 win over Walker.
Next Week: The Yellow Jackets travel to Zachary on Friday at 7 p.m.
In Closing: Lawson is playing mostly on offense but still has 39 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, six tackles, and forced a fumble in a 35-0 win over West Ouachita.
This Week: Winnfield (8-1) hosts Many at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Closing:Patterson has 37 tackles, 12 sacks, and has forced six 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 five knockdowns in a 35-0 loss to Ouachita Christian.
This Week: Cedar Creek (7-2) hosts Arcadia on Friday at 7 p.m.
In Closing: Malone has 82 knockdowns in nine 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 kept its record unblemished after a 15-13 win over Kathleen. Swanson rushed three times for 12 yards and was in on six tackles.
This Week: Lake Gibson (9-0) hosts Lake Region at 7 p.m. CT on Friday.
In Closing: Swanson has 18 carries for 98 yards and 2 TDs to go with 58 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 did not have any catches in a 24-3 win over Mississippi Delta CC in the season finale.
In Closing: Stokes finished the year with 10 catches for 80 yards in.
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 five tackles with one for a loss and also logged a sack in a 28-7 win over Fike.
This Week: James Hunt (10-0) meets Nash on Friday in the first round of the playoffs.
In Closing: Neal has 98 tackles and 14 sacks on the year.