Ducre strong on, off the field
David Ducre
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Oct 14, 2013
Chad Simmons

When you watch David Ducre's film, you see power, you see a big back running, and you see aggression. That is Ducre on the field, but off the field, he is more quiet and equable. He is a nice blend on and off the field...

Junior running back David Ducre has picked up scholarship offers from Alcorn State, Louisiana, Southern Miss, and Tulane.

Those offers are nice, but that list will grow. Scout thinks Ducre is one of the better backs in the 2015 class and named him to the Scout 300 earlier this fall.

His coach seems to agree with Scout's early evaluation.

"I see David's offer list getting a lot bigger," said Craig Jones, the head coach at Lakeshore. "He is still under evaluation and he is only a junior, so he has a lot of eyes on him. Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and Alabama are some of the bigger schools showing interest now."

Not only does Coach Jones feel his star junior has it together under the lights, but he sees him as the total package.

"David is a great leader off the field because of his character. He is a great young man and he is just a special kid. On the field, he passes the eye-test, then he lives up to that too. He has a good blend of power and speed as a running back and he really knows how to move the chains for us."

Ducre informed Scout that he was timed at 4.43 seconds in the 40 yard dash at a camp over the summer and although the 6-foot, 225 pound junior may look like a all out power back, he thinks he is more than that.

"My game is to focus on the defense's weaknesses mostly," said Ducre. "I want to play hard all game and by the time the fourth quarter rolls around, I want to overpower the defense. I run hard, I try to wear the defense down, and I try to keep the defenses off balance with my power and quickness. I use whichever strength I need to out there on the field. It is not just power, it is speed too."

Southern Miss recognized Ducre's talent early and offered him back in the spring. Ducre camped at Southern Miss over the summer and he liked the "family-like atmosphere" there.

Being from Louisiana, the Mandeville native grew up a fan of the LSU Tigers. He has visited Baton Rouge before and he still has interest in the home-state school, but all schools are even right now.

David Ducre
Ducre is the No. 39 running back in the country.
"I was an LSU fan growing up and I like a lot about the school. I like how they run the ball a lot, I like how physically they play, and they always have a good defense. It would feel great to get an offer from LSU.

"If LSU did offer, that doesn't mean I would commit right away. I am open to any school right now. It is still early, so I do not have any favorites."

He knows LSU and many others have their eyes on him. This season is important and next spring will be big too. when coaches are on the road.

"I have many schools telling me they are close to offering me," said Ducre. "Some want to see me play in person before they decide on the offer. I know Alabama, LSU, Mississippi State, Georgia, and FSU have told me they are coming to see me. I am excited about that."

Even with the quartet of offers right now and the others that could be on the way, it is not effecting Ducre as a student-athlete.

He appreciates the attention, but he is still just going about his business.

"It is an honor for top schools to be looking at me and recruiting me right now. I am working hard to get their offers, but it feels great to know that they know who I am. I try not to think about it too much though."

Ducre's work ethic, attitude, and ability on the field are setting him up for success. One that deals with the four-star daily sees that and believes that.

"He does things the right way and leads by example," said Coach Jones. "Those things will take him far in life. He runs hard, practices hard, and just does it all with great effort. He is just one of those guys who is doing things the right way."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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