LSU’s commits came through with a strong weekend on the football field, and at the right time.
From Florida to Mississippi and Tennessee to Texas, these prospects made their presence felt in a number of ways on both offense and defense. These performances led to either undefeated seasons, district championships or playoff triumphs.
Here’s how they fared:
Myles Brennan, 4-star QB (Bay Saint Louis, Miss.)
Brennan holds numerous Mississippi state records, including the marks for career offensive yardage, passing touchdowns and passing yardage for a career. So, it should come as no surprise the newly minted 4-star quarterback’s success continued into the postseason.
The St. Stanislaus standout completed 22 of 39 attempts for a whopping 457 yards and 6 touchdowns Friday vs. Greene County. However, Brennan did throw his first interception of the season.
On the year, Brennan has 46 touchdowns compared to one pick. Not too shabby.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, 3-star RB (Baton Rouge, La.)
Back healthy and at full strength, Edwards-Helaire has been a problem for opposing defenses to cover. That remained a theme as the LSU running back commit helped Catholic High of Baton Rouge make history on Friday night.
Edwards-Helaire, who is quietly approaching current LSU back Derrius Guice for third all-time in rushing in the school’s record books, racked up 4 touchdowns — all in the first half. Two came through the air and two more were on the ground.
The 3-star recruit amassed 160 all-purpose yards on 17 carries and had 6 receptions for 63 yards, including touchdowns of 12 and 28 yards.
Edwards-Helaire helped lead Catholic to its first 10-0 regular season in more than a decade and its fifth overall. It also clinched a district championship.
Mannie Netherly, 4-star WR (Crosby, Texas)
Like Edwards-Helaire, Netherly has had to battle injuries throughout his senior year. Healthy at the right time, Netherly’s heroics helped guide Crosby (Texas) High to a share of the district title.
The 4-star wide receiver who plays quarterback totaled 226 yards of offense — 178 passing and another 48 rushing — including a touchdown through the air. Netherly threw a 30-yard touchdown with 5 minutes, 41 seconds remaining in the second quarter to put his team on top.
Tyler Shelvin, 4-star DT (Crowley, La.)
Shelvin was dealt a nagging ankle injury for much of this season, but has slowly transitioned back into the starting lineup and finally made his presence felt in a way that only a 6-foot-3, 350-pounder can.
Despite drawing double- and even triple-teams, the LSU tackle pledge broke loose for a sack after generating pressure for much of the evening.
It’s another positive sign for Shelvin, who is finally healthy and is making a major impact for Notre Dame High as they prepare for the playoffs next week.
Patrick Queen, 4-star LB (Livonia, La.)
Louisiana’s top-rated athlete was a force on the offensive side of the ball, which should come as no surprise to anyone.
Queen accounted for 3 rushing touchdowns and 152 yards on the ground. Defensively, Queen came up with 3 tackles, including 1 for a loss.
A theme on the season: The 4-star athlete has dominated on both sides of the ball. It’s no wonder why LSU defensive coordinator is so high on Queen.
JaCoby Stevens, 5-star S (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
After being named one of the semifinalists for Tennessee’s Mr. Football award, Stevens did what he does best — live up to the hype.
The 5-star recruit hauled in touchdown receptions of 18 and 10 yards, beating a cornerback on a slant route for the second score. He also nabbed an interception and housed a punt return, but both plays wound up being called back.
Stevens’ 2 offensive touchdowns and defense helped Oakland High win in shutout fashion, 63-0, in the opening round of the Tennessee playoffs. The LSU safety commit only played for the first half of action.
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