Picayune has some very talented upperclassmen and a few of those players should end up on a college roster some where next fall.
Drew Cole - Cole already knows his college destination. The speedster committed to Auburn earlier this year and he has rebuffed all other advances.
Drew appears to be the fastest player on the field. He always seems to take the correct pursuit angles. With his speed he is never out of the play. Drew appears to have added about 10 pounds of muscle and his speed has not suffered for it.
Albert Richard - College scouts need to look no further if they need to add a scat back late in the recruiting year. Richard has legitimate 4.4 speed and he accelerates out of his cuts as well as anybody.
He is very shifty and he follows his blocks very well. Richard rushed for over 2,000 yards as a junior and he looks even more polished this season.
Justin Flowers - Flowers gets better every time I see him. He had a nice showing at our scout. com All-American combine in New Orleans back in the spring. I saw him this past summer at Bruce Plummer's Pro Legends camp and he was easily the best looking prospect in attendance. This Friday night he looked even better.
Justin appears to be one of those players who runs about a half second faster when he puts the pads on. He is the emotional leader of the Maroon Tide defense and he is always around the football. He was a very disruptive force and I suspect he will play his way into some options before the year is over.
Jon Billups - The junior offensive lineman has a good motor and a bit of a mean streak. Billups will need to shed a few pounds, but he moves well for a man his size. He is very good at the point of contact.
As Jon works on his conditioning he has the chance to set himself up for some opportunities. The offensive line pool in Mississippi appears to be a little shallow for 2009, so Jon has a chance to make a move if he works hard.
Travis Leahy - Travis is an interesting prospect. He is among the leaders on the Mississippi gulf coast in total tackles and sacks.
Leahy is a bit of a tweener. He lines up at defensive end at the high school, but his size will force him to move to another position in college. He reports a 4.8 40, so he may get the chance to play some linebacker in the right system.
Chaquille Lewis - Lewis is about 5-6 and that will likely keep him out of division one football, but he is a very good high school player.
Despite his lack of size, Lewis plays hard every play and works hard to move his team forward. Perhaps the thing that impressed me the most about Chaquille was that after the game had long been decided, he played every snap like the next play would determine the outcome.