by Lee Brecheen
October 4, 2011 - There are a few kids every year in the state of Louisiana that don’t have the measurables or high ranking to be recruited heavy, and it always works out that most of these kids prove college coaches wrong in three to four years in college if the right college signs a certain player for a certain scheme for that recruit.
Maurice Aucoin, running back from Southern Lab High School in Baton Rouge, is one of those players who when you look at him he’s 5-7, 165 pounds and looks like a small player. However in a game he plays like he’s 200 pounds when he runs the ball, and he has great cut back ability and really good hands coming out of the back field. This kid is one of the toughest little guys I’ve seen in the state of Louisiana running the football between the tackles week in and week out. When this kid hits a hole he not only hits the hole fast, but with power for such a small back. I love his speed, vision, power, and ability to break tackles, and he always seems to break a big gain through toughness and determination.
If I was a IAA college looking for a small back with power, quickness, and speed I would find a way to get this kid on campus. Maurice is so athletic and tough he doubles as a Linebacker and sometimes as a Cornerback for the Southern Lab team. I love to watch kids on tape with a high effort of performance at all times every play and that’s what you have with Aucoin.