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Recruit Video Interview: Kansas OLB Signee Taiwan Berryhill, St. Augustine High School

Recruit Video Interview: Kansas OLB Signee Taiwan Berryhill, St. Augustine High School

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 Catholic High School where Lee Brecheen caught up with St. Augustine High School senior linebacker and Kansas signee Taiwan Berryhill before the start of the season!

Taiwan Berryhill: The state of Louisiana has produced a lot of great collegiate and NFL players, but no high school in the state has produced as much talent as St. Augustine High School in New Orleans. Another name that will be added to the school’s incredible and tradition is senior outside linebacker Taiwan Berryhill, who has announced that he will sign with the Kansas Jayhawks back in December. The talented three star prospect was one of the state’s underrated DI signees choosing the Jayhawks over the likes of Arkansas, Colorado State, Indiana, Tennessee, and Memphis, among others. Louisiana Football Magazine’s recruiting expert Lee Brecheen thought that Berryhill did not talked about as much as other defensive prospects in the state. In fact, he put the St. Augustine defender on the front cover of this past year’s South Magazine as well as on the 2nd Team All-South Louisiana Team.

Taiwan Berryhill is one of many phenomenal players on St. Augustine’s team,” Brecheen said. “It is hard to evaluate them on film because everybody can really play. He can close on ball carriers as good as anybody. It’s scary because it seems everybody on that defense looks and plays like him.”

At 6-2, 210 pounds with 4.5/40 speed, Berryhill can become another defensive star under Les Miles, who has seen plenty of great linebackers during his coaching days at LSU.



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About Jace LeJeune

Jace is from Addis, LA but resides in Port Allen, LA. Jace attends Southeastern Louisiana University and is majoring in Journalism. This is Jace's third year as Associate Editor at Louisiana Football Magazine. He is also a graduate from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge where he was the editor of the school newspaper the “Bearly Published.” While at CHS, Jace also announced their football, basketball, and baseball games for the Bruin Broadcast Network which is the Catholic High’s streaming website for their events. On weekends, Jace is the PA announcer for his middle school football games. At home, Jace enjoys time with his family and friends. Besides being a huge football fan, Jace is also an avid NHRA drag racing fan.