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.)
Another game, more history made by Brennan.
That has been one of the biggest themes for LSU’s quarterback commit, who has already rewritten the Mississippi kstate records and owns the marks for most career passing yards, total yards of offense and passing touchdowns.
On Friday, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound signal caller accounted for 226 yards through the air and passing touchdowns of 19, 27 and 24 yards. Brennan rushed for 3 more scores.
Much of Brennan’s damage came in the second half, too. He was held to 5 of 16 passing and 63 yards in the first half, then broke out for 163 yards and all 3 of his passing touchdowns during the final two quarters.
Brennan’s second-half heroics helped St. Stanislaus capture a third consecutive district championship.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, 3-star RB (Baton Rouge, La.)
Catholic pulled off a come-from-behind victory against parish rival St. Amant, and did so thanks to some heroics from its spark plug running back.
Edwards-Helaire amassed 108 yards on 11 carries — yes, a whopping 9.8 yards per carry — and found the end zone from 65 yards out.
This entire season, Edwards-Helaire has provided big plays for his team, despite a hip injury. He’s close to 100 percent, which has been evident by yet another 100-plus-yard performance.
Mannie Netherly, 4-star WR (Crosby, Texas)
Netherly will be a speedster on the outside for LSU in due time, but for now, he continues to shred apart opposing Texas defenses.
The future wide receiver was 15 of 26 through the air for 285 yards and 5 touchdowns for Crosby (Texas) High School.
Netherly has drawn comparisons to former Texas great Vince Young for his athleticism under center … for good reason, too.
Jhamon Ausbon, 4-star WR (Bradenton, Fla.)
Ausbon returned to action in a big way Friday night in an all-Florida showdown with Trinity Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.).
Ausbon, LSU’s 4-star wide receiver commit, came through with a handful of highlight-reel plays. That includes a 24-yard touchdown with a defensive back in his grill. Much of Ausbon’s damage came against Tyreke Johnson, a 5-star defensive back in the 2018 class.
That touchdown helped IMG capture its 25th consecutive victory.
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Aaron Moffitt, 3-star DL (Baton Rouge, La.)
Moffitt is usually double- and triple-teamed, but when he had the opportunity to get 1-on-1 this past week he made it count.
The versatile edge rusher had 11 tackles and 2 sacks in Catholic High’s come-from-behind victory against St. Amant (La.) High on Friday night.
Justin Thomas, 3-star DE (Spanish Fort, Ala.)
LSU’s other defensive line pledge, Thomas, had an equally as demonstrative night.
The standout defensive end from Alabama registered nine tackles, including three for loss. Thomas also notched a sack in Spanish Fort (Ala.) High posted a second-half shutout in their victory on Friday night.
For what it’s worth, Thomas is a candidate for the Alabama high school player of the week.
Jontre Kirklin, 3-star ATH (Lutcher, La.)
Coming off a monumental rivalry game showdown with parish foe St. James (La.), Kirklin retained momentum.
LSU’s athlete commit, who is destined to be a part of the secondary, finished the game 12 of 18 for 195 yards and 4 passing touchdowns. Kirklin also rushed the ball 3 times for 41 yards and a fifth overall score on the night.
Another 5-touchdown effort for Kirklin …
Patrick Queen, 4-star LB (Lutcher, La.)
Finally healthy after dealing with a sore ankle the past few games, Queen returned to full strength in a convincing manner.
The 4-star athlete was a force in the Livonia (La.) High backfield, compiling 100 yards and a touchdown on just 12 carries.
Equally as impressive, Queen registered five tackles and a pass breakup from the linebacker position. Queen will transition into a “Rover” linebacker role when he arrives at LSU.
Kary Vincent Jr., 4-star CB (Port Arthur, Texas)
Tell me when you’ve heard this before: Vincent is having a helluva senior campaign.
LSU’s cornerback pledge returned another interception for a touchdown — his seventh of the season and third pick-six.
Check out the game footage of Vincent’s heroics in the secondary below:
JaCoby Stevens, 5-star S (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
LSU’s other All-World defensive back commit, Stevens, has been responsible for 7 interceptions this season as well. Oh, but he did so much more on Friday night.
Stevens recorded 3 tackles and hauled in a 59-yard touchdown pass in Oakland High’s lopsided 56-7 win, which marked the 100th victory for head coach Kevin Creasy and pushed his team’s record to 9-0.
For another time in a long line of weeks, the All-World safety was removed from the game by halftime.
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— JaCoby Stevens (@jacobystevens7) October 22, 2016
- LSU defensive tackle commit Tyler Shelvin was held out during Notre Dame (Crowley, La.) High’s Thursday night game as a precautionary measure. Shelvin is battling a minor ankle injury and is expected to return to the field for Week 9 of the Louisiana prep football season.
- LSU 4-star dual-threat quarterback commit Lowell Narcisse began throwing the football this week and should be able to begin jogging as early as December. During practice, Narcisse was throwing from a chair, then tossed the ball to teammates afterward.
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