Four-star LSU commit Ronnie Feist made a triumphant return to the field last Friday after a back…
Four-Star Feist Making His Return
"Today was my first practice, and I was rusty but in better shape than I expected," said Ronnie Feist, the four-star LSU commit from Class A West St. John. "My teammates were real excited. I'll be back this week (vs. 4A McKinley) and the timing is good - coming off a disappointing loss (to 5A Bonnabel). We have a couple of big games coming up and then we want to go to the state championship." In two weeks, Feist and his teammates host defending 4A semifinalist O.P. Walker, which is led by four-star DB and LSU commit Dwayne Thomas. "That should be an interesting matchup, because they're a passing team and we have some young DBs," said Feist. "We have some good young cornerbacks." Last year, West St. John was eliminated in the playoffs by district rival and eventual state champ White Castle. What do Feist and the Rams need to do in order to get to the finals in 2011? "Be mentally tough, physically tough, ready for the physical aspect and not lose focus," replied the future LSU Tiger. Feist elaborated on the ailment that had kept him out of action for the past few weeks. "The doctor said I had a fracture in my back at the L3-L4," he expained. "I had ongoing previous pain and the x-rays showed the small fracture. They kept me out until now because if a crack occurs, then they'll have to perform a fusion." Feist was one of the earliest LSU pledges in the '12 class, committing to the Tigers back in February. He carries a near-perfect grade point average in the classroom at West St. John, a small, rural school that has produced a wealth of football talent including Tyson Jackson and Quinn Johnson.
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