Top 2013 defensive lineman Christian Lacouture from A&M Consolidated made a statement against…
A&M Consolidated Coach Talks Top Div. 1 Guys
Profile: J.J. Bynum Profile: Christian Lacouture Profile: Quinton White Profile: Cameron Cermin Last Thursday night, Raffield coached the Tigers to a 49-0 shutout over Killeen Ellison. A&M Consolidated's 7 touchdowns and talented group of player helped them with the win. Raffield was happy to talk about his four top Div. 1 athletes on the team after the shutout. "I think the MVP tonight would have to be J.J. Bynum," Raffield said. "Interception, fumble recovery, scored a touchdown—a big heavy package. There was a lot of excitement for the football team and for the community. We needed this." The game MVP that Raffield mentioned was 3-Star 2012 Defensive Tackle Prospect, Bynum, who is currently ranked No. 35 at his position for recruits in his class and is committed to Texas Tech. You may be asking yourself how a defensive tackle scored a touchdown? Coach Raffield answered that question for us. "First of all it goes back to the heavy package we put in," Raffield said. "It has three defensive lineman and they all fight for the football, so this was his week to get a chance. He was pretty excited. I think that touchdown he got early on that kind of set the mood. J.J. is kind of a big kid. He loves playing the game. He loves being part of the team. He celebrates as much when other kids do well as when he does. He's a boisterous guy and a natural leader." Another prospect from A&M Consolidated that stood out in the win was 2013 defensive lineman Christian Lacouture who is currently committed to Texas A&M. The 6'5 250-pound recruit recorded two sacks in the shutout and pressured the opposing quarterback throughout the game. "Last year he played defensive end and a little stand-in linebacker," said Raffield. "He's a three-technique defensive tackle for us. Coaches probably don't realize his athleticism. He plays tight end in short yardage situations. He can play the fullback position. I don't think he's done growing. I think Texas A&M has a gem with him." On the offensive side of the ball, 3-Star 2012 running back prospect Quinton White had a successful game. The 5'8 190 pound recruit, who is currently a Tulsa commit, had a touchdown and 76 rushing yards in the game. "Quinton is one of the most explosive athletes I've ever coached," said Raffield. "He's the normal size of most of the big time tailbacks in the country right now. They are all about 5'9 180 pounds. He's put together really well. He's strong and explosive. I think he's going to be a big time player for Tulsa and Conference USA." And we can't forget the 6'5 295 senior offensive lineman, Cameron Cermin, who is deciding between SMU and Purdue for college ball. The 2012 prospect is one that Raffield calls one of the most versatile athletes. "Cameron has a lot of different skills," said Raffield. "He was a basketball player and a baseball pitcher, as well as an offensive lineman. He's not just a big ole' burley guy who's had his hand in the ground his whole career—he's been an athlete playing positions. I think that's what's going to make him different in college. He's going to make the transition very well."
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