LSU’s commits came through with a strong weekend on the football field.
From Florida to Mississippi and Tennessee to Texas, these prospects made their presence felt in a number of ways on both offense and defense.
Myles Brennan, 3-star QB (Bay St. Louis, Miss.)
Tell me when you’ve heard this before: Brennan owns another Mississippi state record.
LSU’s future quarterback completed 41 of 45 passes for 543 yards and a whopping 8 touchdowns. Brennan’s touchdown throws came from 4, 9, 9, 9, 11, 41, 45 and 55 yards, and he added a ninth on the ground.
In addition to the records for most passing yardage, which he set in September, and the state’s career leader in total offensive yardage in a career, which he set last week, Brennan also holds the mark for most career passing touchdowns with 152.
Brennan has thrown at least one touchdown in every one of his career starts. As a freshman, he threw 1 touchdown. As a sophomore, he upped that to 64. Last year, he threw for 53. In 8 starts in 2016, Brennan has accounted for 34 passing scores.
— Patrick Ochs (@PatrickOchs) October 14, 2016
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, 3-star RB (Baton Rouge, La.)
Playing his second game back after being sidelined with a hip injury, LSU’s running back pledge continued to dominate on the ground.
Edwards-Helaire accounted for 3 touchdowns — from 8 and 1 yards on the ground, and the other from 48 yards on a screen pass. Those were the first three touchdowns for Catholic High in its 48-6 rout of Broadmoor (La.) High.
This was Edwards-Helaire’s fourth game of the season, and it doubled his touchdown total to 6.
Mannie Netherly, 4-star WR (Crosby, Texas)
Like Edwards-Helaire, Netherly is just two games back from battling an injury, though Netherly had an ankle issue. That’s something you might not be able to tell so easily watching him Friday night.
Netherly was a force as a mobile quarterback for Crosby High, rushing for 3 touchdowns, including the game-winning score in overtime, which his coach said reminded him of Vince Young.
He rushed for 110 yards on 13 carries. He also completed 17 of 27 passes for 224 yards — all in front of LSU wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig, who made the trek to the Lone Star State to watch one of his blue-chip commits.
Kary Vincent Jr., 4-star CB (Port Arthur, Texas)
LSU’s future lockdown corner lived up to the billing for yet another week.
With LSU defensive backs coach Corey Raymond on hand, Vincent showed out in a marquee matchup with Texas A&M wide receiver/tight end commit Keynel McZeal.
Vincent blanketed McZeal for much of the game and rendered him without a reception. The 4-star corner also nabbed an interception in the first quarter as rival Port Neches-Groves was driving in the red zone.
Vincent’s stellar effort helped Port Arthur (Texas) Memorial High remain unbeaten.
— RoyceWall58 (@RoyceWall58) October 16, 2016
Jontre Kirklin, 3-star ATH (Lutcher, La.)
Kirklin has been out of the lineup the past two weeks while battling constant migraines, but he was given a good bill of health leading into the annual Lutcher vs. St. James (La.) rivalry game.
In his return under center, Kirklin accounted for 4 touchdowns. The future LSU cornerback rushed for touchdowns of 1 and 11 yards, then passed for touchdowns of 12 and 31 yards. More specifically, those passing scores went to 2017 wide receiver target Al’dontre Davis and 2018 wide receiver Gregory Clayton, the younger brother of former Tigers wideout Jarvis Landry.
Overall, Kirklin completed 12 of 22 passes for 205 yards and amassed 36 yards rushing on 20 carries.
— Jerit Roser (@JeritRoser) October 15, 2016
Grant Delpit, 4-star S (Bradenton, Fla.)
Delpit returned from consecutive off weeks to make a statement in IMG Academy’s thrashing of previously unbeaten Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach, Fla.).
He nabbed an interception — his third of the season — and did so while rocking only one cleat. Delpit’s pick set up a 16-yard touchdown to push IMG’s lead to 21-0 at the half.
Don't throw it at G$! Senior @GrantDelpit_ with the interception! Ascenders will start in the red zone. Did we mention he did it with 1 shoe
— IMG Academy Football (@IMGAFootball) October 13, 2016
- LSU 4-star linebacker commit Patrick Queen (Livonia, La.) left Friday night’s game in the fourth quarter against Plaquemine (La.) High with an undisclosed injury. However, he returned right before halftime and is OK. Queen played sparingly last week with a minor ankle injury and merely aggravated it.
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