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LSU '13 Commitment Tracker

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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: Cathedral faced its biggest test of the year and Rettig came up big in leading them to a 42-40 win over St. Francis. He completed 25-of-40 for 272 yards with five touchdowns and one interception.

This Week: Cathedral (6-0) travels to face Serra (4-2) at 9 p.m. CT on Friday.

In Closing: In six games, Rettig has completed 114-of-198 of his tosses for 1,589 yards with 25 touchdowns and four 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 bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 42-0 win over Hillcrest. Pocic recorded 11 knockdowns on the evening.

This Week: Lemont (6-1) hosts Bremen (4-3) for a 7 p.m. CT kickoff on Friday.

Jeryl Brazil

In Closing: Pocic is averaging double-digit knockdowns a game.

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 had his best outing of the year in a 31-28 win over Acadiana with nine receptions for 178 yards.

This Week: Barbe (5-1) travels to Carencro (4-1) at 7 p.m. on Friday.

In Closing: Smith is back close to 100 percent and he’s starting to put up big numbers. He has 21 catches for 365 yards and two touchdowns on the year with 15 receptions for 286 yards in his last two games.

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: Loranger rolled to a 41-0 win over Albany and Brazil completed 4-of-9 passes for 45 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

This Week: Loranger (5-0) hosts Bogalusa (4-1) for a 7 p.m. contest on Friday.

Frank Herron

In Closing: Brazil entered last week with 311 yards and four touchdowns on 46 carries. On the year, he’s completed 25-of-39 passes for 384 yards and six touchdowns in four 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 had a hand in all of Green Oaks’ scores in a 34-7 win over Red River. He ran for a touchdown, passed for two more, had a touchdown catch, and also returned a punt 60 yards for a score.

This Week: Green Oaks (2-4) travels to Ringgold (0-6) with kickoff set for 7 p.m. on Friday.

In Closing: White had 19 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 is still searching for its first win after a 24-7 loss to South Lafourche. Boutte logged 14 knockdowns, and added a sack and three tackles while playing defensive tackle

This Week: Westgate (0-6) travels to Central Lafourche (2-3) at 7 p.m. on Friday.

John Diarse

In Closing: Westgate’s game with South Lafourche was called with 30 seconds left because Boutte delivered such a devastating block that it caused a small skirmish.

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 seven tackles with two for a loss in a 40-24 win over Manassas.

Next Week: Central (4-3) is off next week.

In Closing: Herron has 32 tackles, including seven 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: Diarse rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on 13 attempts in a 43-23 win over Bastrop. He also completed 10-of-11 passes for 108 yards with a scoring toss.

This Week: Neville (6-0) travels to West Ouachita (2-4) at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Adam Henry (L) & Rashard Robinson (R)

In Closing: Diarse has 528 yards rushing and six touchdowns on 67 carries, and he has completed 49-of-78 through the air for 654 yards with seven 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: Washington Marion won its fourth consecutive game after a 14-6 victory against St. Louis. Jones logged 10 tackles (8 solos and 2 assists) with one for a loss. He also rushed for 52 yards and scored both touchdowns on eight carries.

This Week: Washington-Marion (5-1) is on the road against DeRidder (3-3) at 7 p.m. on Friday at Washington-Marion.

In Closing: Jones has 67 tackles, including 10 for a loss in five games. On offense, he has rushed 56 times for 781 yards and 12 scores. He also has two receptions for 79 yards, and has completed 2-of-4 passes for 65 yards and a touchdown.

S Jeremy Cutrer 6-3/175 Kentwood (LA) Jewel Sumner
247Sports Rating: 92 247Sports Position Ranking: 14
247Composite Rating: 0.9112 247Composite Position Ranking: 17

Last Week: Jewel Sumner fell to Bogalusa, 34-27, but Cutrer had another outstanding showing. He rushed for a 33-yard touchdown out of the Wildcat, and added an 85-yard kick return for a score. On defense, Cutrer had four tackles and broke up three passes.

This Week: Jewel Sumner (2-3) hosts Amite (1-3) at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Michael Patterson

In Closing: In five games, Cutrer has broken up 13 passes and intercepted one, recovered a fumble, and logged 31 tackles. He also has scored seven touchdowns with three 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: Robinson and Blanche Ely were off last week.

This Week: Blanche Ely (4-1) plays host to Northeast (3-1) tonight.

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: Destrehan defeated Higgins, 41-21.

This Week: Destrehan (3-2) hosts John Ehret (0-5) at 7 p.m. on Friday.

In Closing: Heading into last week, Jefferson had 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 and his Marietta squad were off last week.

This Week: Marietta (3-2) travels to Kennesaw Mountain on Friday at 8 p.m. CT.

In Closing: Jennings has completed 83-of-135 passes for 1,133 yards with 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also has rushed for 381 yards and four scores on 72 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 eight passes for 135 yards with one going for a 44-yard touchdown in a 38-14 win over Southwest CC..

This Week: Hinds CC (3-3) hosts Jones CC at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

In Closing: In six games, Leslie has 20 receptions for 445 yards and five 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 and his Pepperell squad had a bye last week.

Next Week: Pepperell (2-3) travels to Calhoun (5-0) for an 8:30 CT kick on Friday.

In Closing: Dodd has 82 knockdowns in five 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 three catches for 37 yards including one that went for a 17-yard touchdown in a 28-11 win over St. Paul’s.

This Week: Salmen (4-1) hosts Hammond (1-4) on Friday at 7 p.m.

In Closing: Baker has 14 catches for 232 yards and three 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 3-3 with a 34-24 loss to Scotlandville.

Next Week: The Yellow Jackets host Live Oak (4-2) on Friday at 7 p.m.

In Closing: Lawson entered last week with 29 tackles and three 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 logged two tackles and scooped up a blocked punt and returned it for a touchdown in a 77-12 win over Lakeview. He only played the first quarter since the game got out of hand so early.

This Week: Winnfield (5-1) travels to Menard (5-1) at 7 p.m. on Friday.

In Closing: Patterson has 24 tackles, seven sacks, and has forced four 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 13 knockdowns in a 48-8 win over Grambling.

This Week: Cedar Creek (5-1) hosts St. Frederick (3-3) on Friday at 7 p.m.

In Closing: Malone has 56 knockdowns in six 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 moved to 6-0 after a 28-24 win over Winter Haven. Swanson logged five tackles and rushed once for three yards.

This Week: Lake Gibson puts its undefeated mark on the line at 8 p.m. CT on Friday against Ridge (5-1)).

In Closing: Swanson has 12 carries for 66 yards to go with 35 tackles and six sacks in five 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: Northeast Mississippi CC defeated Coahoma CC, 21-17, but Stokes did not play this week.

This Week: Northeast Mississippi CC (2-4) hosts East Mississippi CC (5-0) 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 recorded 10 tackles – two for a loss – in a 28-7 win over Rocky Mount.

This Week: James Hunt (7-0) travels to Southern Nash at 8:30 p.m. CT on Friday.

In Closing: Neal has 67 tackles and 12 sacks on the year.

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