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2012 Louisiana Football Magazine Bayou 25

by Lee Brecheen

Landon Collins
Landon Collins – Dutchtown

February 1, 2012 – 2011 was the year of the Linebacker for Louisiana.  In my twenty-five years of covering high school recruiting in Louisiana, I don’t ever remember seeing twelve to fifteen Linebackers in that are legit DI in the same class and seven to eight linebackers that are NFL prospects frame wise and speed wise right now.  In a normal year in recruiting for Louisiana I might see two linebackers that are legit DI and a few undersized and fast linebackers that could end up being good.  When you look back five years from now you will see several Linebackers from this recruiting class make it to the NFL, and a handful will make a mark in college and in the Pros.

I ranked this class like I have every year since 1996 by seeing these kids play several times from their freshman year to their senior year.  Actually with this group I saw more film in a four-year period for one class than any class I’ve ever scouted in my career.  I watched over 800 full games of these kids, so I can give you a true opinion of the best players in Louisiana by position.

I put a lot of these players at their more natural college position instead of the position they played in High School for the team.  I also looked at ranking the players that are the most ready right now.  I always look at it like a NFL draft meaning the kids who can play right away from a talent stand point where all they need is a playbook to learn and they’re ready to get on the field.  You will see there are 24 players then several that tied for 25 that I thought where ready to play DI football right now.

I counted over 55 players that did not make the Bayou 25 list that are still DI that will probably redshirt but still have great college careers.  Remember Louisiana always has close to a 100 DI players even in a normal recruiting year and over 100 IAA prospects.  I will have a list of several other players in the coming days that I rank by position that did not make the Bayou 25.  Again this list is a ranking of the most gifted and most ready, and my list always has the most athletic speed players by position.

I do not make my opinions from what someone else said, but from what I see with my own eyes.  I’m a pretty good judge of talent in the state, and I’ve worked for over 300 colleges for the last 20 or so years in the business.

You will see players that a lot of people don’t know about and names you have never heard of.  But I promise you that after reading this you will then know the great sleepers in the State along with the big names everybody else has already mentioned.

I hope you enjoy the 2012 Louisiana Football Magazine Bayou 25, and I look forward to putting up a lot of different information that I think you will find interesting in the coming days for this 2012 signing class.


2012 Louisiana Football Magazine Bayou 25

1SS/FSLandon Collins6-0210Dutchtown
2OLBRonnie Feist6-1230West St. John
3RBDavante Bourque6-2205Crowley
4OLB/MLBTorshiro Davis6-3230Woodlawn (Shreveport)
5MLBTrey Granier6-1230Thibodaux
6OG/OCJoseph Brunson6-3290Ruston
7MLBJuwaan Rogers6-1230Amite
8OLBDeion Jones6-2200Jesuit
9WRTravin Dural6-2180Breaux Bridge
10FSJerqwinick Sandolph6-2185Hahnville
11OG/OCDominick Billich6-2290Archbishop Rummel
12OTDerek Edinburgh6-8310Edna Karr
13SSTyren Hills6-0185Hahnville
14CBDwayne Thomas6-0180O. P. Walker
15DEJames McFarland6-3240West Monroe
16WRRaymond Jackson6-2215O. P. Walker
17RBTyree Bracken5-8190White Castle
18RBTrevon Stewart5-9200Patterson
19FSCyril Noland6-1190Ruston
20MLBOtha Peters6-1222Covington
21OLBLorenzo Phillips6-2200Patterson
22MLBTremaine Lightfoot6-1220Patterson
23AthleteDevon Breaux6-0185Donaldsonville
24OTJohn Thomas6-6255Airline
25AthleteJairus Moll5-9175West St. John
25WRJamall Lofton5-11190Woodlawn/BR
25MLBMyron Daughtry6-1240McDonogh
25KickerColby Delahoussaye5-10175New Iberia
25FBBrandon Johnson6-0230Parkview Baptist
25FBDylan Long5-10220St. Paul’s
25MLBQuadry Antoine5-11215Belle Chasse
25KickerTrent Dominque6-1160St. Paul’s
25MLBKevin Fouquier6-4220Comeaux
25AthleteKajandre Domino5-9175Scotlandville
25OTSanchez Pitre6-5300Washington Marion
25OTDenman Evans6-5270Block
25OTJerald Hawkins6-5290West St. Mary
25AthleteDarion Monroe5-11185East St. John
25DTTre Ford6-2290Farmerville
25DTDexter Charles6-2300Church Point
25WRMark Laird6-2175Ouachita Christian
25AthleteKedrick Banks5-9180McDonogh #35
25WRAlonzo Moore6-3185Winnfield
25OGEd Boley6-3338West Monroe
25MLBJacob Tyson6-1230West Monroe
25CBKentrell Brice6-1175Ruston
25OLBHenry Taylor6-0210Scotlandville
25RBTrey Gilbert5-8185Winnfield
25AthleteLamar Louis5-11210Breaux Bridge
25AthleteQuentin Wheeler6-0200Ouachita
25WRFrank Bartley6-2205Christian Life
25RBJalen Richard5-8200Peabody
25OTTodd Jacquet6-5280Jesuit
25OLBKameryon Brown6-1215Southern Lab
25RBAlex Johnson5-11198Carencro
25DTGerron Borne6-2270East St. John
25RBDaniel  Taylor5-8170Lutcher
25CBJordan  Baptiste5-8175Lutcher
25CBJeffrey  Hall5-11175St. Charles
25AthleteMarcus Hall5-8165St. Charles
25AthleteD’Nerius Antoine6-0195Westgate
25DEDenzell Duvall6-2240Bastrop


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Ronnie feistDevante BouqueJoseph Brunson
Ronnie Feist – West St. John
Davante Bourque – Crowley
Joseph Brunson – Ruston
RogersTravinJerquinick Sandolph
Juwaan Rogers – Amite
Travin Dural – Breaux Bridge
Jerquinick Sandolph – Hahnville
Dominick Bilich – Archbishop
Derek Edinburgh – Edna Karr
Dwayne Thomas – O. P. Walker
James MacFarlandCyril NolandLorenzo Phillips
James McFarland – West MonroeCyril Noland – RustonLorenzo Phillips – Patterson
Tremaine LightfootDevon BreauxJohn Thomas
Tremaine Lightfoot – PattersonDevon Breaux – DonaldsonvilleJohn Thomas – Airline
Colby DelahoussayeBrandon JohnsonDylan Long
Colby Delahoussaye – New IberiaBrandon Johnson – Parkview BaptistDylan Long – St. Paul’s
Kevin Fouquier - ComeauxKAjandre DominoSanchez Pitre
Kevin Fouquier – ComeauxKajandre Domino – ScotlandvilleSanchez Pitre – Washington-Marion
Denman Evans - BlockMark Laird - Ouachita ChristianKedrick Banks - McDonogh #35
Denman Evans – BlockMark Laird – Ouachita ChristianKedrick Banks – McDonogh #35
Alonzo Moore - WinnfieldEd Boley - West MonroeJacob Tyson
Alonzo Moore – WinnfieldEd Boley – West MonroeJacob Tyson – West Monroe
Kentrall Brice - RustonHenry Taylor - ScotlandvilleTrey Gilbert - Winnfield
Kentrall Brice – RustonHenry Taylor – ScotlandvilleTrey Gilbert – Winnfield
Lamar Louis - Breaux BridgeQuentin Wheeler - OuachitaJalen Richard - Peabody
Lamar Louis – Breaux BridgeQuentin Wheeler – OuachitaJalen Richard – Peabody
Kameryon Brown - Southern LabMarcus Hall - St. Charles CatholicD'Nerius Antoine - Westgate
Kameryon Brown – Southern LabMarcus Hall – St. Charles CatholicD’Nerius Antoine – Westgate

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