"I'm hearing from UL, McNeese State, Auburn...I don't understand why no one will pull the trigger with an offer. I get all these letters and calls but wonder if they mean anything."
The Edna Karr Cougars know about Juneau.
Last week, Karr held off St. Thomas More despite the efforts of Juneau (5-11, 200), who almost single-handedly lifted his team to victory.
During the Karr/STM quarterfinal shootout, Juneau burst up the middle for an 80-yard TD run vs. a star-studded Karr defense that is loaded with future college players. Moreover, with less than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter, Juneau returned a kick from deep in STM territory to the Karr 26.
Alas, the Cougars were unable to punch it in and time expired with Karr prevailing, 35-31.
"There was no way I wanted to let the season end like that," recalled Juneau when asked about the kick return. "That was the first game where I didn't have to worry any about my ankles, so it was frustrating to lose. I had a high-ankle sprain earlier in the year and was finally able to run like I wanted. I was ready to go.
"Karr was unbelievable. They hit so hard and were so well-coached. They never jumped when we went 'on two.' They were hard to juke. Their entire defensive line (Leonard Washington, Darrian Dyson, Gerald Willis and Titus Charles) is going to play D-1. We couldn't find one weakness.
"Our scouting report said they were okay on offense and phenomenal on defense. It ended differently than our game-plan predicted. We thought it would be won in the trenches and it became a shootout. Their tight end (Standish Dobard) was a huge key."
Juneau made a believer out of O.P. Walker defensive end Lyn Clark, who watched the game.
"They should have kept giving the ball to No. 3," said Clark of Juneau.
Juneau averaged approximately eight yards per carry this fall while splitting touches with fellow senior RB Matt Flores.
During the summer, Juneau was named Overall MVP at the National Underclassmen Combine after running a 4.43 and a 4.2 shuttle with a 10-3 broad jump and 36-inch vertical.