Freshman set the tone at Baton Rouge freshman
Loreauville HS' Jermaine Antoine capped a solid
freshman session at Zachary HS last Saturday. Antoine, 5'9 163, took home the
Overall MVP honors after putting together an impressive all around performance.
Antonie had a 9'1 broad jump, ran a 4.52 shuttle and was a stud during 1 on
1's. He had quick feet and good hands, making him a viable option to get the
ball at any time.
Curtis Jones (St. John) and Chris Taylor (Zachary)
took home the DL and OL MVP respectively. Each were over 300 lbs and had
massive strength which helped power them during 1 on 1's. Their bulk can really
create problems for players at this level.
Jamal Chevis (Beau Chene) was the day's top RB. The
5'7 146 lb prospect had good strength and was powerful during the individual
position period. He also had an 8'4 broad jump and 29 inch vertical in addition
to bench pressing 135 lbs 24 times.
Donald Gage (Redemptorist) was the top athlete of
the frosh session, taking home the Combine King award. The 5'10 156 lb WR had a
30 inch vertical, 8'7 broad jump, ran a 4.56 shuttle, 4.68 40 and bench pressed
135 lbs 15 times. His all around athletic gifts can help him become a star at
wide out as long as he continues to improve on his route running.
With athletes like Antonie Gage, Chevis, Jones and
Taylor, Baton Rouge remains a hotbed for football.
Sophomores Show Sensational Promise in Baton Rouge!
Zachary HS showcased a plethora of star sophomores
last Saturday. The level of competition, determination and willingness to put
everything on the line.
Dutchtown HS' Landon Collins put up one of the best
performances of the '10 season. The
5'11.5 199 lb safety had a 35.5 inch vertical, 10'6 broad jump, ran a 4.48
shuttle, bench pressed 155 lbs 24 times and was an absolute stud during 1 on
1's. Collins was physically dominant, quick, had Ed Reed like ball skills and
was coachable. Collins has tremendous potential and I would be shocked if he
doesn't end up at a big time school.
Teammates Ian Podwtalski and Kyron Jackson (Lutcher)
shared the DB MVP award. Both were quick, did a terrific job of covering WR's,
had 30+ inch verticals and 8'6+ on the broad jump. Lutcher HS' defense must
be one of the best in Louisiana with
these two studs manning down the DB spots.
Jordy Wyble, 5'10 283 (Beau Chene) made a major
statement en route to getting the OL MVP. Wyble had a tremendous intensity
level and enough mass to making things difficult for opposing linemen during
the individual period.
Holden Rogers (Sulphur) was a standout LB. The 5'9
192 lb Rogers had good athleticism (8'5 broad jump, 4.59 shuttle. 4.65 40) was
strong (28 reps at 155) and played at a high level during 1 on 1's. His love of
the game and willingness to lay everything on the line was impeccable.
Peabody's Jalen Richard ,5'7.5 190, was a terrific
athlete and won the RB MVP. Richard had a 33.5 inch vertical, 9'0 broad jump,
ran a 4.58 shuttle, 4.5 40, bench pressed 155 lbs 23 times and was a monster
during 1 on 1's. He is a solid combo RB
and has potential to really do it all.
Big Boys Steal the Junior Combine in Baton Rouge!
Darren Harrell, 6'0 435 lbs of pure power, literally
dropped jaws of scouts, coaches, parents and fellow athletes at the combine.
The Marksville HS rising senior won the OL MVP and Strongest Man award. Harrell
bench pressed 185 lbs 33 times and was literally impossible to move during the
individual period. I can only imagine what it is like for a 16 year old
d-lineman attempting to get past a player bigger than any anybody in the NFL.
Harrell needs to get in better shape, but he has the talent and surprising
quickness to do something.
Ezekiel "The Animal" Alsander (Southern
Lab) was yet another OL who eliminated hope from the opposing linemen during 1
on 1's. While not as big as Harrell, Alsander was 6'5 287 of pure power. He
bench pressed 185 lbs 23 times and did a nice job during 1 on 1's en route to
claiming the co-OL MVP.
Raheem Richard (Thibodeaux) was the top athlete at
the combine. Richard, 5'6 152, had a 39 inch vertical, 9'9 broad jump, ran a
4.44 40 and 4.62 shuttle. His ability to dominate in all of the testing make
him a viable asset to any team. If he continues to improve as a RB, the sky is
Stevie Douglas (Home School) is one of our personal
favorites. The 6'4 194 lb QB has played with a home school football team and
previously didn't have any type of exposure. This was until 09', where he took
home an MVP at the combine. Douglas once again starred, taking home the QB MVP.
He has a great release, good feet, terrific leadership skills, throws a good
ball and has a cannon for an arm. Douglas is a great story and with further
coaching, he has the kind of story that can capture the hearts of many.
Devin Fosselman (Wilkinson County) was another stud
athlete and could really play WR as well. The 5'9.5 183 lb Fosselman had a 39
inch vertical, 9'6 broad jump, ran a 4.63 shuttle, 4.55 40 and has solid hands
en route to winning the WR MVP. It must be fun to throw to a QB who can leap
like this kid!
Oh and how could we forget, Derrick Milton, the
Overall MVP from Pineville HS! Milton, 5'10 189, had a unbelievable 39.5 inch
vertical 9'10 broad jump, ran a 4.49 shuttle, 4.57 40 and starred during the 1
on 1's. From a RB standpoint, he did a great job of exploding off of the line
and has unprecedented athleticism.
To say the players in Baton Rouge were very good
wouldn't be honest. This junior session was simply one for the ages.