Recruit Video Interview: Many High School Recruits
by Jace LeJeune
We have finished our 23rd annual magazine cover shoot, but this year marked the third straight year in which we have conducted both a North and South photo shoot. This year, we shot the North photo shoot at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and we shot the South photo shoot at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge. Both events were really successful, and we would like to thank everybody who has helped us make both events so special for the players that were involved. Besides taking the photos, Louisiana Football Magazine’s owner Lee Brecheen and editor Jace LeJeune got the chance to talk to some of the top Class of 2020 players in the state of the Louisiana. Both Brecheen and LeJeune talked to the recruits about their top schools, goals for the upcoming season, hobbies, and so much more. For the next couple of months, we will post these video interviews that were taken at both photoshoot events!
In today’s recruit interview, we go to Northwestern State University where Lee Brecheen sat down with Many High School’s two senior leaders WR Drake Dye and OG Joshua Glynn!
Many High School: From 2016-2018, the Many Tigers have fallen just short of the state championship after winning the state championship in 2015. With a lot of talent coming back, the Tigers, led by Head Coach Jess Curtis, were determined to get past the semifinal round and get back to the Super Dome.
In order to do that, it was going to take more than DI talent for the Tigers to get to the state championship game. With seniors leadership from guys like WR Drake Dye and OG Joshua Glynn, the Tigers were able to take the extra step and accomplish the goals the team wanted to accomplish.
Both Dye and Glynn are unselfish unsung heroes for their team. Even though star underclassmen running backs Terrence Williams and Shamorian Wiseman combined for an incredible 4.000 yards and 55 touchdowns, it was Dye and Glynn’s blocking skills that helped make the difference in the Tigers’ highly talented running game.
Even though a lot of people may not notice both Dye and Glynn’s skills, Louisiana Football Magazine’s recruiting expert Lee Brecheen was high on both seniors at the beginning of the season placing them both on the second team All-North Louisiana team.
“Drake Dye is a big receiver in a running offense,” Brecheen said. “Again, Many is another team that doesn’t throw the football a lot, but they don’t have to because they like to ground and pound with two of the best running backs in the state this year along with a big offensive line as well as backed up by a good defense. This guy is a hidden gem because of that. When they do throw it, he is their go to guy. He has good hands and is more of a glider than a burner when he runs after the catch. This kid does time well with 4.49/40 speed, but he does need to watch his weight because he could move over to tight end one day.”
“Coach Jess Curtis and Many High School are running fools,” Brecheen said. “They are the running capital of North Louisiana and if you are recruiting an offensive lineman from that school, you would be getting a guy that is used to pulling and run blocking. Well, Joshua Glynn is one of those guys and has a chance to be a really good center in college.”
The Tigers finished with an overall record of 11-4 and although the Tigers did make an appearance in the Class 2A state championship game, it was not enough to win it all as the Ferriday Trojans finished as the Class 2A state champions.
In today’s recruit video interview, Louisiana Football Magazine’s Lee Brecheen catches up with two of Many High School’s top seniors to talk about their goals before the season along with their thoughts on falling short of the state championship the previous three seasons.
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