New Orleans is one of the most talented subway stations in America when it comes to scouting football talent, and the numbers support it.
The city produces more talent in the NFL per capita than any subway outside of Florida except Houston. In total, the state of Louisiana ranks sixth in the country in the number of locals who play at the highest level of football.
This means that there is always talent of the highest class, but also depth that must be taken into account in the region, which Sports Illustrated I saw it firsthand on April 24 while attending the Battle of the South camp in New Orleans. Six performers in particular caught our attention.
OL Caden Jones, class 2023
After registering for a stunning 6’8 “at the start of the event, Jones was hard to miss in almost every way. Adding a good weight as a teenager and carrying around 315 pounds relatively well, it’s no surprise that his stock has increased by Season 2021 is over. attended the program.LSU, Florida, Florida State and others are also recruiting Jones.The summer months will show where one of the biggest prospects for the offensive line in the country will play college football.
QB AJ Samuel, class 2023
A longtime starter with many wins at Edna Karr High School in New Orleans, Samuel is among the best in town as a double-threat talent. He is physically mature and looks with full control at 6 feet, 200 pounds, with confidence in his game. No other passer did as many reps as Samuel did that day, demonstrating a good balance between hand strength and touch depending on the task. He was especially sharp on the field and also moved well during the test part of the event. Hawaii is on the list of offers and many others are in contact, including South Alabama, where Samuel visited in March.
WR Makhi Paris, class 2023
After a knee injury, Paris was probably the best story coming out of camp. He looked healthy and fluid all afternoon. Able to run in the 4.5-second range to start the day, the physical wide receiver backed it up with successive victories during a one-on-one race. He is reliable both in snatching the ball from his body and in the disputed traffic snatches. There is also a solid foundation as a runner on the route, with a physicality of the lower body, allowing Paris to prevent the press from reflecting near the line of battle. Intended to play Edna Karr with Samuel, Paris has an interest in Mississippi, Louisiana and Southern.
DB Jeremiah Clark, class 2024
There was no denying who was the best potential cover for the event as soon as Clark joined. Despite his smaller stature, he competed, like any DB in the fight line, and showed a combination of quick reaction and speed of make-up when working with the press technique. While out of cover, Clark was instinctive and effective in his breaks, often playing football on the road. The weak cornerback has a chance to raise his profile even more this offseason by playing with the Louisiana Bootleggers seven to seven. Louisiana has been hosting Clark for a visit lately, when his recruitment is picking up.
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QB Bo Perez, class 2024
A name you need to know for the 2022 season, Perez will be competing for a starting job at a Jesuit high school. With the ability to take the reins for two seasons, the muscular 6’4 “pitcher has a chance to show who is probably the strongest hand of the players. He showed good footwork relative to his size and worked with the ball outside of Perez’s numbers proved to be accurate. while working in his pocket, where his time was also ripe beyond his university experience so far.
WR Philip Wright III, class 2025
If there is a potential superstar to come from the event, Wright is the selection based on the one-day sample. Only a freshman at the time, he raced for the fastest run of 40 yards from each racer and looked like the most explosive pass pass on the road. Local coaches manually adjusted Wright in the under-4.4 range in the 40s many times, but the rising sophomore showed competitiveness and natural ball skills beyond his incredible speed while working in attack. Already in the 5’11 “range in length, wide receiver or protective rear projection may make sense in the future. which creates on the football field.
“He tells me I just have to keep working, keep my grades, so I can get the best deals,” Wright told Jackson’s advice to him.
LSU, Miami and others have already expressed significant interest in hiring Wright.
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