BATON ROUGE, La. -- One thing you can say about the track performances of Louisiana's top prospects in football this season is: Well, they had good football seasons. The Louisiana state high school track and field meet at LSU's Bernie Moore Stadium wasn't kind to many of the state's top football players, who struggled with either injuries or "off" weekends.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- How deep is the football talent in Louisiana? Consider this: Every football bowl subdivision (FBS) conference in the nation has had a least two Louisiana players sign letters of intent with its member schools for the 2013 recruiting cycle, according to the ESPN database of recruits.
Peyton Barber finds himself in a bit of a win-win situation. While the Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton four-star running back is perfectly content with being committed to Ole Miss, he's still grateful for the opportunity to take official visits this month and ensure the choice he made in July was the right one.
In the Louisiana High School Athletic Association football playoffs, Thanksgiving weekend is the time the state's football playoffs shift gears. With each of the five classes down to eight teams, the quarterfinals usually give football fans plenty of intriguing matchups for fans after Black Friday shopping is done.
As Louisiana's high school football playoffs reach their second week, the matchups get better in the five classes, each whittled down to a field of 16 remaining teams, many who feature some of the state's top prospects.
Highly-coveted ball-carrier Mark Dodson Jr. (Memphis, Tenn./Whitehaven) committed to play for Ole Miss on Monday, according to Scout.com. Arkansas, Western Kentucky, Syracuse, Oklahoma State, Memphis, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Arkansas State, Northern Illinois, Tennessee, Tennessee State, Cincinnati and Texas Tech also offered the four-star talent.
Ole Miss received a pledge from Class of 2013 running back Eugene Brazley (New Orleans/G.W. Carver) on Saturday, according to multiple sources. Tennessee also extended a scholarship offer to the 5-foot-10, 180-pound prospect.