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News Archives in National Signing Day

Four state champions at West St. John opt for out-of-state colleges

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  • Feature Story
  • National Signing Day
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  • 5/11/18 7:15pm

The timing may have been a bit late but it all worked out in the end for four members of West St. John’s 2017 Class A football state champions. The four – Caleb Batiste, Kyree Thorne, Kelon Gardner and Horace Lewis – were part of a signing ceremony at West St. John on Friday morning as all received scholarships to further their educations and continue their football careers. “We wanted to wait for... Keep Reading

Smaller schools again attain major haul of River Parish prep recruits

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  • Feature Story
  • National Signing Day
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  • 2/1/17 7:37pm

Some of the self-proclaimed gurus have termed it a down year in Louisiana recruiting. That may be the case in terms of the number of players from the state headed to LSU and other Power 5-type schools but in terms of smaller colleges, the River Parishes have provided another abundant crop. “Football is football, and Louisiana has always produced a lot of hidden gems. Other players have gone on to small schools and have... Keep Reading

Small schools get their fair share of River Parish football players

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  • National Signing Day
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  • 2/3/16 4:58pm

The Power-5 schools draw the major attention on National Signing Day, but as usual, recruiters from smaller schools came away with another bumper crop from the River Parishes, some in bulk. Of the 29 players from River Parish schools who signed with colleges on Wednesday, 23 were with programs at the Football Championship Subdivision level or lower. Arkansas Baptist signed four players from West St. John and two other Rams are headed to East Texas Baptist University.... Keep Reading

LSU’s top-ranked recruiting class includes Destrehan’s Logan

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  • National Signing Day
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  • 2/3/16 4:45pm

For LSU to have the No. 1 recruiting class in the country and the best recruiting class in school history, the Tigers would need to have a River Parish player in that number. The Tigers got one early Wednesday morning on National Signing Day with the inking of Destrehan defensive lineman Glen Logan. “It’s real big. It’s a part of history and everybody wants to be a part of history,”... Keep Reading

Louisiana College gives non-Division I players another option

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  • Feature Story
  • National Signing Day
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  • 2/5/15 6:32pm

College football has long been about the option. In Louisiana, Louisiana College, a Division III school in Pineville, has given prep players an option to pursue and education while continuing to play football. “There are a lot more football players than there are Division I scholarships available in the River Parishes, that’s why we put a high priority for us in recruiting because there are a lot of excellent players that fall... Keep Reading