Louisiana Has Jai Eugene On Top

The Scout.com class of 2006 state rankings are here, and today's list includes appearances from Louisiana, West Virginia, Utah, and Idaho.

  • State Rankings
  • Idaho 10
  • Louisiana 30
  • Utah 20
  • West Virginia 10
  • Tomorrow: New England, Montana, Alaska, Nevada
  • Lousiana has a very balanced group of talent this year headlined by Scout.com's number one cornerback, Jai Eugene of Destrehan. Eugene will not be alone in the Top 10 this year as teammate Chaz Washington joins him on the list.

    "It is a very good year for running backs in Bayou Country, and Charles Scott is at the top of the heap," says South recruiting editor Scott Kennedy. "It's also a very good year for wide receivers this year including East St. Johns' Ricky Dixon and O.P. Walker's Kendrick Perry. There is a lot of speed and a lot of size this year in Louisiana."

    Alex Cate
    Size is an asset for Utah this year, with each player in the top ten six feet or taller and six playing along the offensive or defensive line. However, skill positions take the top three spots in the state.

    "This is an exceptional year for Utah. Three of the top 35 players in the west (Alex Cate, Stanley Havili and James Lark) come from the Beehive State, and while that might sound like a lot - it is," says West recruiting analyst Chris Fetters. "Salt Lake City Cottonwood will be a force to reckon with this fall, as 5 of the top-20 players in state are Colts."

    Chris Fulmer
    It is the year of the linebacker in West Virginia, with five of the top ten players projected at that position, though Cory Jackson has committed to play for Maryland as a fullback.

    "Max Anderson and Jackson are the top two players in West Virginia and both are mirror images of one another, thick and explosive linebackers," says Northeast recruiting analyst Bob Lichtenfels. "Fayetteville offensive lineman Josh Evans could end up as the states top player with an outstanding senior. It wouldn't be fair to talk about West Virginia football without mentioning Nitro wide receiver Chris Fulmer. Fulmer is on pace to set a national record for career receptions this season."

    Cody Hawkins
    Cody Hawkins heads the list of players in Idaho, and he is a special talent. Taking in two Scout.com combines this spring to learn more about the quarterback position, he is a coach on the field. That is certainly not a shock as he is eaded to play for his father Dan Hawkins at Boise State.

    "The Land of Famous Potatoes once again comes up with a bumper crop of prospects," says Fetters. "Cody follows in the footsteps of some great signal-callers from the Gem State, including former Washington QB Cody Pickett and legendary Arizona State gunslinger Jake 'The Snake' Plummer'."

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