"I have 33 tackles this season," said DeQuincy Narcisse. "We're 2-1 and we only won two all of last year. We came out prepared Friday night (in a 36-10 win over Kaplan) and now it's on to Beau Chene (1-2) this week.
"We have a new coach (Gary Adkins) and he's made us tougher as a team. We still use the power running game on offense. He has us being more physical with our base blocking."
Narcisse starts at outside linebacker for the 4A Tigers.
"I was honorable-mention all-district last year as a sophomore," he said. "I'm 6-foot-0 and between 180 and 190 pounds. I can make plays. I have great coverage skills and believe I project to grow to around 6-foot-1, 210 pounds for college."
Narcisse says he's perhaps best suited as a strong safety on the next level, and he has two early favorites in Miami and BYU.
"I love Miami's aggressive style," he said. "It would be a joy to play there - where Ray Lewis, Michael Irvin and Ed Reed all played. BYU is a unique school that is hard-nosed on defense, and that's what defines me. I'm a flashy guy, but I also play with a chip on my shoulder. BYU would be a good fit."
Narcisse also favors Florida, Arkansas, Texas, Georgia Tech and Tennessee.