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Louisiana produces a good bit of D-1 talent every year, but very few QB's. Since Perrilloux in '05, and Booty in '03 there hasn't been a top talent at the position. Any thoughts on why that might be?
Not too many HS teams throwing it all over the yard in La. There way more offenses that feature the best athlete on his team running it or just scrambling to make a play happen...like John Diarse, Rueben Randle, etc. This state has not bought into the spread offense for the most part...pretty much just like LSU.
One theory I have is that, with so many kids specializing in one sport at earlier ages now, a lot of our potential QB talent is on the pitcher's mound or the left side of the infield.
I also agree with usaf that the types of offenses most common in Louisiana high schools are not conducive to QB development.
This post was edited by Gravitiger 19 months ago
That's why we wander and follow La Vie Dansante...
I think it has, but primarily the Rich Rodriguez running version.
From a QB development standpoint, LA could benefit from a more robust 7-on-7 program in the summer.
LA has produced some really good QB's, but mostly of the 5'10" variety.
I blame Duron family genetics...
I think there is some merit to this and there have been some good ones, just not the ones that LSU offered. However, a definite shortfall in that area over the years.
Yeah but the kid was of so high a quality that I would have taken him anyway.
How about Broadway at ULL? How good is he? We missed on Brian Mitchell from Plaquemines and Jake Delhommie from Teurlings a few years back. They both showed that they can play legit D-1ball.
I think Terrance Broadway has made a pretty good showing of himself at ULL. He was a 4 star out of Capitol, when he committed to Houston.
Also I think Munchie Legeaux has done ok at Cincinnati, even though I don't think the started the last couple of games. He was a 3 star recruit out of Karr.
Also alot of high school qb's switch positions when they get to college. Happen to Darian Monroe who went to Tulane, Will happen to John Diarse this year, and Speedy Noil next year. Most high school want their best athletes to touch the ball all the time.
"That was Death Valley,". "That was the place where opponents' dreams come to die. Coach Les Miles after the LSU - South Carolina game.
When you have talent like Laron Landry, Corey Webster, Skylar Green, Etc. it's hard to not put the ball in their hands every play. The list could go on and on.
My theory as well. Baseball likely is the major culprit in LA. The best arms are going that route. Here in Richmond you see the same development. The best arms still play QB sometimes but with not nearly with the same focus and determination that they put into baseball.
Yeah, I did not go to high school in Louisiana, but the two best QB's on our junior high team quit after 9th grade to focus on baseball. Both were drafted out of high school but chose to take SEC baseball scholarships instead. One started four years at CF for State and played in the minors for a few years, and the other, a 3B, washed out of Tennessee after a couple seasons because he partied too hard.
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