It’s early to some to be looking ahead to the 2015 class in Louisiana, but it’s never really too early to look ahead when it comes to recruiting.
Hunter Dale already holds several FBS offers
Here are five sophomores that caught our attention in the Superdome last weekend in the state championship contests.
S Hunter Dale 5-10/180 John Curtis HS
Hunter Dale already lists scholarship offers from Florida, Arizona State and Mississippi State, and it’s easy to see what those coaches like in the talented sophomore.
You can find bigger safeties roaming the middle of the field than Dale and his 5-foot-10, 180-pound frame. But, you will not find many with as good of instincts, range and ball skills. He covers a lot of ground in the patriot secondary and he doesn’t shy away from contact.
Dale, who is fluid with his back pedal and transitions well, will get a lot more attention on the recruiting trail and will be a hot commodity for the Class of 2015.
What is also impressive is the way he bends and how limber he is for a 6-foot-5, 315-plus pound guy. He has good feet and showed excellent quickness with getting out in front and pulling and getting to the second level.
Tillery saw some spot duty at defensive tackle for Evangel in the loss to John Curtis, and after seeing him twice this year we feel that defensive tackle is where his future is at. His quickness and first step for someone his size could make him a big difference maker on the next level.
Courtney Wallace played some on the edge and also inside and he made his presence felt a couple of times. He used his hands well to shed blocks and showed good strength in pushing his man into the pocket.
At 6-foot-1, 258 pounds, Wallace is more of a three-tech at the next level but is quick enough to make plays off the edge right now.
DE Isaiah Washington 6-2/220 Edna Karr HS
Edna Karr is so deep and talented at tight end and defensive end that Isaiah Washington was not on the field much at all against Neville.
In the action he has seen this year, Washington flashes some athleticism and quickness with a good frame to add more weight.
Kraus is a bit undersized right now in the 6-foot-, 185-range, but he has a nose for the ball with good range. Adding more muscle and weight to his frame will be critical but he makes plays and will only get better as he matures more physically.