There are numerous similarities between LSU’s former running backs coach, Frank Wilson, and his replacement.
Ask Class of 2018 LSU wide receiver commit Devonta Jason, and the differences are miniscule.
The four-star prospect from Landry-Walker High School (New Orleans) attended LSU’s “Boys From The Boot” junior camp event and met with Juluke.
Jason already was familiar with the coach dating back to Juluke’s time at Edna Karr High School, and believes he has everything it takes to fill Wilson’s shoes.
“I never got a chance to play for him, but he can bring almost the same role as Coach Wilson,” Jason told SEC Country. “The thing I know is that they can both relate (to prospects). Both lived and coached where I live and play and are familiar with my area (in New Orleans).”
A little more than three years (ago?), Juluke approached Jason about joining Karr.
Jason spurned the state championship-winning coach to attend Landry-Walker.
That didn’t stop the coach and player from developing a relationship, one that the 6-foot-3, 180-pound receiver is looking forward to furthering as an LSU commit.
“I’ve been knowing him for some time and we’ve built a relationship ever since he was at Edna Karr and I was in the seventh grade,” Jason said. “It’s not a new feeling with Coach Juluke. I’m very familiar with him.”
Saturday also delivered the news that Jason’s high school teammate, defensive back Corione Harris, committed to LSU and became the fifth pledge in the Tigers’ 2018 class.
Jason and Harris have long discussed attending college together, and the receiver believes both he and Harris have a bright future ahead of them together in Baton Rouge, La.
“It’s good now that he committed, but we had plans on going to the same school since we were 10,” Jason said. “We started out playing sports together then and wanted to keep our relationship strong as life goes on, so basically, we’re a duo.”
Jason is rated the No. 5 receiver in his signing class.
All player ranking and ratings are according to 247Sports.