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2014 Signee Profiles


COACH MILES:  William Clapp, a 6 foot four, 270 pound, Brother Martin High School, New Orleans.  Louisiana native.  Very similar, consensus four star recruit, comes with an LSU background.  His father played offensive line at LSU, named to the All State team as both a junior and a senior.  Again, very athletic, has, great size and mobility, and will allow him to play a number of spots.
                Malachi Dupre, rated the No. 1 wide receiver in the country, consensus five star recruit, played in the All Star games.  34 catches for 607 yards, 6 touchdowns, a tremendously capable athlete, very explosive, great speed for his size.  Great catching radius, has the ability to get to the ball.  And just a tremendous play maker.
                Trey Quinn, a wide receiver in the 2014 class, consensus 4 star recruit, broke the state record for career receiving yards.  Had 197 yards receiving this year, and 28 touchdowns.  Tremendously capable athlete, a guy that can make plays after he catches the ball.  His run after catch will be significant.
                D.J. Chark, a 6 foot 1, 180 pound Alexandria Senior High School, Louisiana native, and caught 48 passes for 550 yards, three touchdowns, just really a tremendous prospect at the wide receiver spot.
                Tony Upchurch, a 225 pound, 6 foot 2, Glenda Dawson High School, Pearland, Texas native, just a very versatile athlete.  Can play a number of spots.  Caught 62 passes for 897 yards, six touchdowns.  He rushed the ball for 347 yards, three touchdowns as a senior.  A very strong, physical back that can catch the ball and will give us a great opportunity to use his size and skill set.

                Darrel Williams running back, 5‑11, 203 pound John Ehret High School.  From Marrero, Louisiana native.  From Marrero, Louisiana.  He's a tough physical running back, pushing defenders, displaying great balance and vision and he is a tremendous running back.
                Tight end Jacory Washington, 6 foot 5, 223 pound out of Westlake High School, Westlake, Louisiana.  A guy that really is a receiving tight end, can really stretch the field vertically.  Again, very talented.  He went to the Under Armour All American game in Orlando, where he won the skills competition.  Again, very talented guy.
                Defensive ends, we took take Sione Teuhema, a 6 foot 3, 211 pound, out of Keller, Texas.  U.S. Army All American out of San Antonio.  Tallied 96 tackles and 19 tackles for loss, and ten sacks as a senior, will play with his hands on the ground or play standing up and just to me is a tremendous prospect for the Tigers.
                Trey Valentine is one of the premier tackles out of Florida.  A consensus four star recruit.  Played in the USA Army All American game, had 85 tackles, 16 sacks as a senior, big body.  Really will clog up and push the pocket.  Just what we need when you turn and take away eagle Ferguson and Anthony Johnson.
                Davon Godchaux, 6 foot 4, 271 pounds from Paquemine High School in Plaquemine, Louisiana.  He's a four star recruit, USA Army All American, but the guy had a major knee injury that he's recovered from in his senior year, but he is a very high motor and very athletic, and we look forward to him playing with us in the middle.
                And again Trey L, because I believe it is Lealaimatafao, and until I get that right, and I'm going to try for a couple of years, but you guys will have that one to throw at me just at any point in time that you need to.  But for right now I'm going to call him Trey L.  Again, 6 foot 1, 300 pounder out of Earl Warren High School in San Antonio, Texas, four star recruit.  A USA Army All American.  Again, in San Antonio, 7 sacks, 3 forced fumbles.  He would remind you of Drake Nevis, a little taller, a little wider, maybe a little faster.  But he has a very high motor and a real acceleration on the field.

                Went to Illinois and took the No. 1 player in the state, Clifton, C.J. Garrett.  Linebacker, 6 foot 3, Plainfield South High School, Plainfield, Illinois.  Again, a big, physical, fast, forced fumbles, sacks.  Going to give us a tremendous presence inside.
                Donnie Alexander, Junior, 207 pounds, from Edna Karr High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, one of the top linebackers in the state.  Extremely athletic, four star recruit and ESPN.  Amassed 97 tackles and 6 sacks.  2 interceptions on defense as a senior.  He will fit into our package very comfortably out to the field.  And he'll be great in space.  He is a very vicious tackler.
                Quarterback Ed Paris, on campus, 6 foot 1, 201 pounds, Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas.  The top prospect in the country.  Consensus four star recruit, and participated in the USA Army, All American game in San Antonio, a very talented guy, and again I say that he is already on campus and has an opportunity to compete this spring for playing time.
                Russell Gage, Junior, a 6 foot 1, 180 pound, Redemptorist High School out the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, played offense, defense, and special teams.  He had 65 tackles, 8 interceptions as a senior, a multi‑sport athlete, displayed toughness and physicality and speed.  Was very competitive in our camp.  And we know him best and he'll be with us as a corner.
                Jamal Adams, 6 foot, 204 pounds, 4‑48 in the 40.  Lewisville, Texas, Hebron High School.  One of the elite safeties in the country, five star recruit, Under Armour All American game participant.  Seven interceptions in his final two seasons, multidimensional athlete.  Played offense, defense, will be a special teams return man, very tough, physical player, ran track for Hebron, just ‑‑ reminds you of Eric Reid, maybe a little bit better ball skills, maybe a little bit more explosive.
                John Battle, 6 foot 1, 180 pounds, Hallandale High School, Hallandale, Florida.  One of the 4 star recruits.  But a very bright guy.  195 tackles, two interceptions.  Very high character man.  Track athlete and a 4 point student.  Very hard hitting safety.  Very talented guy.  We'll look forward to lining him up in our secondary.
                Devin Voorhies, Wilkinson County High School, Woodville, Mississippi.  Was the Mississippi Gator player of the year of 2013, and really rated consensus four star recruit.  He played quarterback and defense, just very versatile athlete and with good size.  We will enjoy him in our secondary, as well.
                And Cameron Gamble, a 5‑11, 180 pound out of Flower Mound High School in Texas.  A big leg, 19 kick offs.

                Anytime that you have the No. 2 ranked class inspect the country a lot of people perform.  And first of all our players, our players on campus did a great job representing what is their experience.  Anytime that you have a great class, they come on campus and they talk to the guys on campus, and they ask them, what's it like going to school at LSU?  What's it like playing football in Tiger stadium?  What's it like?  Tell us about the experience.  Our players revere this place, and they are having an experience second to none.  And they tell the prospects.  And I can tell you that when you look at our staff, Sharon Lewis, Tommy Moffitt, Gary Solly, virtually donates every Saturday to come over and talk about his school.  Talk about football, and talk about his school.  And the business school it is.  And Miles comes down and represents the service that will be rendered by an extremely efficient academic center.
                And it's a tremendous opportunity for young people.  Our coaches wives say good‑bye to their husbands on Sundays sometimes and don't see them again until Friday.  And it's just the necessity of recruiting.
                Frank Wilson, our recruiting coordinator, may not be a finer recruiting coordinator in the country.  Just represents the school extremely well.  His family is professional, is what you want from anybody that would represent this quality institution.
                It could not be done without their efforts.  And our assistant coaches are competitive.  And competitive means get up early and be there early.  It means go to the school, see the coach, go to the home, make sure that you answer their questions.  You don't leave a stone unturned.  If they want kinesiology, if they want criminal justice, if they want law, if they want medicine, you make sure that you take the opportunity to represent that.  Sam Nader, among a number of people that I have not mentioned are due a tremendous amount of credit for the success of this class.
                In the last two years we've played 15 freshman two consecutive years.  And I think those were records in both years.  We sent juniors to the NFL.  We sent 11 last year.  We'll send seven this year.  And that's nine years.  We've had 51 drafted.  We've had 12 first rounders.  We've had 41, at the beginning of this year, 41 Tigers were on rosters in the NFL, that left college.
                So this class is a must.  It's an opportunity to replace guys that have graduated from college and gone on to business or gone on to the NFL, to replace those when they're juniors, and that in three years have gone on to the NFL.
                So I think you'll like this group.  I think there's a number of elite players and guys that are good students.  They're a very, very talented group and a very quality character group.
                If you look at this class like I do, who want to compete for national title, there are several.

                Q.  Years past you've come in with almost a full class.  Today you had some work to do and spaces to offer.  Talk about the finish of this year and maybe surprises here on signing day?

                COACH MILES: Well, I really think that there were not many surprises.  I think we were in position to gain some other guys, but I think we managed that position to realize where we were at.  And I think we hedged our bets effectively.  And we signed a class that what we need.  If we end up with 22 ‑‑ I'm going to suggest that we could end up with 23 because there's another one yet to make a decision that could take place tomorrow.  So we're going to hold and be representative and see if we can't add another to the list.  But I think we did exactly right.  You improve your team by adding better players.  If you cannot add better players, don't add guys, guys that have not demonstrated the ability to play in our conference and to play in our stadium.  So we did a great job evaluating, and I think you'll find out that every guy that we just talked about has real skill and ability.

                Q.  A couple of players, Leonard and Malachi, obviously Malachi waited for today to decide.  You never quite know until they sign on the line, because you talk about each individual player and these are two guys in any program that can contribute right away?

                COACH MILES:  Well, as a running back, the inhibitor for the running back generally speaking is if he's got great speed he's not very big.  If he's very, very big, he doesn't have great speed.  Basically you take the big back and you trim him up and get him faster.  And you take the small back and you build him up and hopefully you don't get him slower.  But for Fournette it's size and speed and ball skills and great vision.  And he's a guy that will step in and play.  And I don't mean to minimize Darrel Williams.  Darrel Williams is a big back that rushed for 222 yards in a tremendously competitive League.  We're very fortunate to have a number of guys.  Trey L will step in and play defensive line.  Trey Valentine will play defensive line.  Godchaux will step in and play.  This is a thick class.  It's not just the elite.  You go back to make sure that I answer the question about Malachi.  Malachi Dupre could jump out of this gym.  He's a guy that not only has size and height and ball skills and speed, but he has an explosiveness that's just different.  Those quarterbacks tacked miss him would have to throw it below him, not over the top of him.

                Q.  You referenced your ability to produce one thousand yard receivers, and that could be a reflection of Cam Cameron.  What effect have you seen in the hiring of Cameron?

                COACH MILES: I think that our receiving core has said, yep, I like that.  I see those thousand yard receivers.  It's the first time in school history, we've had passing here in the past, if I look back at some guys that are pretty talented guys, for the first time, you know, under the direction of Cam do we have 2000 yard receivers.  And I think that the receiving core said, yeah, I want in.  And then I think the recruitment of which ‑‑ I think Brandon Harris came here specifically to be mentored by Cam Cameron, and I think that that was both things will really play out in the long‑term to be advantages for us.

                Q.  Is there a little sense of urgency a month ago when you lost some commitments that you thought you might get?

                COACH MILES: To who?

                Q.  Some commitments about a month ago, in January.  Was there a sense of urgency, did that create a sense of urgency?

                COACH MILES: Yeah, I want you to know something, I have to be honest with you, there are some people that we lost and some people that we didn't.  And I don't think that ‑‑ I think that there's some people that we really wish we would have gotten.  But I have to be honest with you, I think we were in position to have this kind of year, period.
                I don't know that we were motivated in any way by losses as much as we were continuing to widen the scope of our recruiting class so that we could be here today.

                Q.  With Jeff Grimes gone now, a lot of juniors said today that they started to hear from Grimes and it seems like his track record being at Virginia Tech and Auburn was to go national with his recruiting and find the best linemen and receivers to go there.  What have you picked up in your short time here, and how big a selling point was him being a big recruiter?

                COACH MILES: Very personal, family man, a guy that's going to be able to improve our line implementally as time goes on.  And he's an aggressive recruiter.  He's already working to position LSU in that line class.  He's a steward of his responsibility and he does a great job, did a great job today calling prospects ‑‑ not calling them, but arranging phone calls that they could call in.

                Q.  Top ten classes in the country, 7 from the SEC, you throw Florida State in there, is it now the SEC or is it just coming down to the sun belt area where kids want to come play down in this area?

                COACH MILES: I think the country gets smaller.  And I think it gets smaller with technology.  It gets smaller with I pads and TV and phones that are computer driven.
                I had a prospect who is currently on our campus and going to school, so I guess he would be our LSU Tiger, and he said to me, here, coach, I want you to talk to Trey L, and he handed me his phone.  And he was Face Timing Trey L.  And I could see this little square in the corner that was me and this big, happy, smiling Trey there.  And I could tell him that we were closer and that this was easy.  And that we might try it again.  Except that I made the observation that it was me he was looking at and that had to be painful.  So I may kind of face time one way, if I can.  But my point is that that's what's going on today.  Today the planes seem to fly more efficiently.  The travel seems to be easier.  I think this country is smaller and it continues to shrink.  And I think the opportunity to play at best programs.  The opportunity to play at places that you're being played as a freshman, the place that will make sure that you get your degree, the place that will allow you to show your skills and abilities in the NFL.  Those places have advantages and that's where the players want to go.  They realize, you know what?  They play a style of football over at LSU that sends guys to the NFL.  It just happens.

                Q.  Continuing that, you mentioned you didn't get some key players, but you went out of state and you got the Adamses and Parises and Valentines?

                COACH MILES: There were at least two players in the state that we coveted.  And I can tell you that we recruited to those positions.  And felt like we helped ourselves significantly.  I can tell you that, you know what, you would have to think that with so much right here in the background of this organization, this press conference, this stadium, this quality school, the community that we represent that people in this state would just want to stay.  And I think that that's happening more than not.
                But occasionally somebody just got to get away.  And I don't necessarily believe in that, but some of those decisions are being made that way.

                Q.  You feel like you've established a brand that it doesn't matter the miles or what state they're from, they want to come play here?  You feel like you've gotten that momentum?

                COACH MILES: Absolutely.  I dare say yeah.  The question is, is LSU attractive to people in every state.  And I think absolutely that's true.  And I think the success that's been had over time here has made our uniform more recognizable, made our school more an opportunity to attend.
                And yes, you mentioned brand.  I think LSU is becoming and has always been, but is becoming more marketable, if you will.

                Q.  You talked about having one more out there, is there any area of concern that you have with this class that you would still look to add to it?

                COACH MILES: We lost an offensive lineman.  We replaced it with two.  We're going to have to have a great class next year in the offensive line.  The opportunities for guys to come in and really compete to play is pretty extreme.  And to be honest with you, in my time here, if we've ever had a real area of need, we've been able to go out there and answer it very effectively, and I'm certain that we will.  But those offensive linemen and the sound of my voice, the opportunity is certainly great to join these Tigers and have an opportunity to compete to play.

                Q.  Going back to Leonard.  Have you ever dealt with a recruit with this much hype going in.  What are your realistic expectations for him the next three or four years?

                COACH MILES: Well, I have, but I think it fails to compare.  I think that what he's got to do, all the things that have made him successful in his high school, in growing up, he's got to continue to do.  And that's something that you can't imagine that he would not continue to do, and that's just work hard.  Apply his trade.  Because there's definitely some transition that will take place.
                But he has all the natural skill and ability that there is.  And I think expectations for guys like him are good.  He'd be miserable if somebody didn't have expectations that he'd have a great freshman year.  He'd be miserable but, again, don't put the cart in front of the horse.  It's all about taking it day‑to‑day and working hard and preparing.  And as long as he does that, he'll be fine.

                Q.  Just along those lines.  Did you hear him say I want to win the Heisman Trophy my freshman year and things like that?  He's a great kid, not cocky.  What are your thoughts on some of those goals and thoughts he had?

                COACH MILES: I would not see him as cocky.  I would a see him as humble.  I would see him as working hard.  His answers for improvement are apply himself, which all of those things are characteristics of guys that can win national awards.  I certainly understand it.  And we've seen freshmen win it.  Johnny Manziel was a true freshman or a red shirt freshman.  And this guy from Florida State was a first year quarterback starter and wins the Heisman.  So it would be nice to have some national awards being considered as a freshman with the Tigers. 

2014 LSU Football Signees
Name                                    Pos.        Ht.          Wt.         Hometown (High School/JC)
Jamal Adams                     S              6-0          207         Lewisville, Texas (Hebron HS)
Donnie Alexander            LB           6-1          201         New Orleans, La. (Karr HS)
John Battle                           S              6-0          179         Hallandale, Fla. (Hallandale HS)
Garrett Brumfield              OL          6-3          285         Baton Rouge, La. (University HS)
D.J. Chark                            WR         6-1          176         Alexandria, La. (Alexandria Senior HS)
William Clapp                   OL          6-4          275         New Orleans, La. (Brother Martin HS)
Malachi Dure                     WR         6-3          188         River Ridge, La. (John Curtis HS)
Leonard Fournette            RB          6-1          224         New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine HS)
Russell Gage                       ATH      6-0          175         Baton Rouge, La. (Redemptorist HS)
Cameron Gamble              PK          5-9          182         Flower Mound, Texas (Flower Mound HS)
Clifton Garrett                    LB           6-3          220         Joliet, Ill. (Planfield South HS)
Davon Godchaux              DT          6-4          271         Plaquemine, La. (Plaquemine HS)
Brandon Harris                 QB          6-3          180         Bossier City, La. (Parkway HS)
Trey Lealaimatafao          DT          6-0          300         San Antonio, Texas (Earl Warren HS)
Ed Paris                                DB          6-0          198         New Orleans, La. (Timberview (Texas) HS)
Trey Quinn                          WR         5-11        192         Lake Charles, La. (Barbe HS)
Sione Teuhema                  DE          6-4          215         Keller, Texas (Keller HS)
Tony Upchurch                 WR         6-2          228         Pearland, Texas (Glenda Dawson HS)
Travonte Valentine           DT          6-3          225         Hialeah, Fla. (Champagnat Catholic HS)
Devin Voorhies                  S              6-1          197         Woodville, Miss. (Wilkinson County HS)
Jacory Washington           TE           6-5          215         Westlake, La. (Westlake HS)
Darrel Williams                 RB          5-11        209         Marrero, La. (John Ehret HS)
Overall Class Ranking
ESPN.com                                           No. 2 overall
·         1 5-star, 17 4-stars   
CBSsports/247sports.com             No. 2 overall
·         4 5-stars, 12 4-stars
Yahoo/Rivals.com                           No. 2 overall
·         1 5-star, 13 4-stars
Scout.com                                            No. 2
·         4 5-stars, 13 4-stars
Signing Class Breakdown
ESPN.com Top 300 (15)
Leonard Fournette (1), Malachi Dupre (17), Jamal Adams (18), Trey Quinn (29), Clifton Garrett (31), Brandon Harris (37), Ed Paris (50), Garrett Brumfield (54), Devin Voohries (134), Travonte Valentine (164), Jacory Washington (169), Davon Godchaux (213), Donnie Alexander (261), D.J. Chark (271), Tony Upchurch (283)
CBS Sports/247sports.com Top 250 (14)
Leonard Fournette (1), Malchi Dupre (17), Clifton Garrett (28), Jamal Adams (31), Ed Paris (42), Travonte Valentine (65), Brandon Harris (75), Trey Quinn (78), Garrett Brumfield (98), Davon Godchaux (148), Jacory Washington (184), Devin Voohries (209), William Clapp (239), Darrel Williams (250)
Scout.com Top 300 (15)
Leonard Fournette (1), Jamal Adams (8), Clifton Garrett (24), Malachi Dupre (27), Ed Paris (47), Travon Valentine (74), Brandon Harris (125), Davon Godchaux (173), Trey Quinn (184), Tony Upchurch (197), Jacory Washington (206), Garrett Brumfield (220), William Clapp (257), Darrel Williams (262), Sione Teuhema (286)
Yahoo/Rivals.com Top 250 (15)
Leonard Fournette (4), Malachi Dupre (15), Jamal Adams (38), Ed Paris (57), Travonte Valentine (59), Clifton Garrett (60), Trey Quinn (73), Brandon Harris (99), Davon Godchaux (114), Darrel Williams (145), Jacory Washington (151), Garrett Brumfield (159), William Clapp (205), John Battle (236), Devin Voohries (244)
By State:
Louisiana (12)  
Texas (6)
Florida (2)
Mississippi (1)
Illinois (1)
By Position:
Defense (10)
Defensive Line (4)
Defensive Backs (4)
Linebacker (2)
Offense (10)
Wide Receivers (4)
Running Backs (2)
Offensive Line (2)
Quarterbacks (1)
Tight ends (1)
Special Teams (1)
Placekicker (1)
Other (1)
Athlete (1)
Jamal Adams
6-0 • 207 • Safety
Lewisville, Texas
Hebron High School
One of the top safeties in the country … A versatile player who spent time on offense, defense and special teams in high school … Rated as a composite five-star safety and the No. 31 overall player by 247Sports.com … Ranked as the No. 1 safety prospect in the nation by Scout.com … Ranked as the No. 18 overall prospect and third-best Texas recruit by ESPN.com … Participated in the Under Armour All-America All-Star Game … Honored as a selection to the 247Sports Top 247 … Accumulated 138 tackles over his final two high school seasons along with 7 interceptions and 4 passes defensed … Made an impact offensively with 62 carries for 453 yards and 11 touchdowns while also snagging 19 receptions for 477 yards and 9 touchdowns over his final two seasons … Named the District 5-5A MVP in his senior season … Finished his senior season with 618 kick return yards … Coached by Brian Brazil.
Parents are Michelle and George Adams … Born Oct. 17, 1995.
Donnie Alexander Jr.
6-1 • 201 • Linebacker
New Orleans, La.
Edna Karr High School
Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN.com … A composite three-star recruit by 247Sports.com and ranked as the 19th overall outside linebacker prospect by ESPN.com … Finished his senior season with 97 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions … Racked up 137 tackles as a junior … Participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl … Ranked as the 17th best prospect in Louisiana by ESPN and the No. 22 Louisiana prospect by 247Sports … A member of the ESPN 300 … Honored on The Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen … Coached by Nathaniel Jones.
Parents are Nicole Charles and Donnie Alexander, Sr. … Born Nov. 10, 1995.
John Battle
6-0 • 179 • Safety
Hallandale, Fla
Hallandale High School
A four-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com … Listed as the No. 18 safety prospect in the nation by 247Sports and the No. 20 cornerback prospect by Rivals … Tallied 95 tackles and two interceptions returned for touchdowns as a senior … Ranked as the fifty-first overall prospect in Florida by 247sports.com composite rankings … A member of the Rivals 250… Coached by Dameon Jones.
Parents are Roneeka Person and John Battle … Born Aug. 21, 1995.
Garrett Brumfield
6-3 • 285 • Offensive Lineman
Baton Rouge, La.
University Lab School
A consensus four-star rated prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, 247Sports.com and Scout.com … Ranked as the No. 1 offensive guard in the country by ESPN … Named to the USA Today All-USA Second Team … Rated as high as the No. 52 overall recruit in the nation, regardless of position, by 247Sports and No. 54 by ESPN … Earned First-Team All-State honors as both a junior and senior … Member of the Rivals 250, 247Sports Top 247, ESPN 300 and Scout 300 … Named an Under Armour All-American and participated in the all-star game … A senior leader and an anchor on the offensive line for a U-High team that advanced to the state championship game and finished with a 13-1 record in 2013 … Member of The Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen … Coached by Chad Mahaffey.
Parents are Geneva and Paul Brumfield … Born June 23, 1996.
D.J. Chark
6-1 • 176 • Wide Receiver
Alexandria, La.
Alexandria Senior High School
A four-star prospect by ESPN.com and a member of the ESPN 300 … Ranked as a three-star recruit according to 247Sports.com, Scout.com and Rivals.com … Hauled in 48 receptions for 554 yards and three touchdowns as a senior on the way to earning Louisiana Class 5A All-State Honorable Mention … Rushed for 495 yards and 5 touchdowns and caught 20 passes for 554 yards and six touchdowns as a junior … Named Honorable Mention All-State for Class 5A as a junior … A two-time letter winner for the Trojans … Member of The Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen … Coached by Brad Chesshir.
Full name is Darrell Chark Jr. but goes by “D.J.”… Parents are Shirley and Darrell Chark Sr. … Born on Sept. 23, 1996.
William Clapp
6-4 • 275 • Offensive Line
New Orleans, La.
Brother Martin High School
One of the top offensive lineman coming out of Louisiana … Has family ties to the program as his father, Tommy, is a former LSU defensive tackle from 1984-87 … A powerful run blocker ranked as a unanimous four-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports.com … Listed as high as the No. 11 offensive guard nationally by 247Sports … Member of the 247Sports Top 247, the Rivals250, and the Scout 300 … Named to the Louisiana 5A All-State Team for the past two seasons … Demonstrates extremely sound technique, loves finishing blocks and putting his man on his back … Member of The Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen … Coached by Mark Bonis.
Parents are Heather and Tommy Clapp … Born Dec. 10, 1995 … Father, Tommy, lettered on the defensive line at LSU from 1984-87 and was named a permanent team captain for the 1987 squad … Tommy finished his LSU career with 139 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks and started against Nebraska in the Sugar Bowl in 1985 and 1987.
Malachi Dupre
6-3 • 188 • Wide Receiver
River Ridge, La.
John Curtis High School
An outstanding athlete who ranks as one of the top overall recruits in the nation … Ranked as a five-star prospect by 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com … Named to the USA Today All-USA First Team Offense … Listed as the No. 1 overall wide receiver nationally by ESPN.com and the 17th-best player in the class of 2014 … Rated the No. 2 receiver nationally by Rivals and the 15th overall player in the country … Listed as the No. 2 receiver and the 27th overall player by Scout … Ranked as the 30th overall player and No. 3 receiver by 247Sports … Hauled in 34 receptions for 607 yards and six touchdowns and finished with 712 all-purpose yards as a senior on John Curtis’ Division II state championship team … Selected to the LSWA Class 3A All-State Team as a senior … Played in the Under Armour All-America Game where he caught one pass for 37 yards … Earned 2012 Class 2A First-Team All-State honors after he caught 36 passes for 816 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior on John Curtis’ undefeated state and national championship team … Member of The Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen … Coached by J.T. Curtis.
Parents are Michael and Roz Dupre … Born Oct. 12, 1995.
Leonard Fournette
6-1 • 224 • Running Back
New Orleans, La.
St. Augustine High School
A four-year starting running back at St. Augustine who is touted as one of the most highly recruited players ever to come out of Louisiana … Possesses an amazing blend of size, strength and speed … Regarded as the No. 1 player in the nation, regardless of position, by the 247Sports composite rankings … Named the USA Today National Offensive Player of the Year and a member of the All-USA First Team … Is the fifth USA Today Offensive Player of the Year from Louisiana, joining Josh Booty, Travis Minor, Brock Berlin and Ryan Perrilloux … Selected to the prestigious Parade All-America First Team … Awarded the 2013 and 2014 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year awards, the first player in Louisiana history to win it twice … Finished his high school career with 7,619 rushing yards and 88 rushing touchdowns … Ran for 1,792 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior and added 45 receptions for 745 yards and six scores … Produced 2,135 rushing yards and 31 TDs as a junior … Led his team to a 9-2 record and an appearance in the Division I semifinal game as a senior … A unanimous five-star prospect by every recruiting site … Listed as the No. 1 overall prospect in the nation by ESPN.com and Scout.com … Ranked the No. 2 overall player by 247Sports.com and No. 4 by Rivals.com … Unanimous No. 1 running back nationally by all recruiting sites … Participant in the Under Armour All-American game where he caught a 36-yard touchdown pass and rushed for 43 yards on nine carries … Named 2013 Mr. Football by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … Named the LFCA Class 5A Offensive Most Valuable Player as a senior … Four-time All-District selection … LFCA Class 4A First-Team All-State honoree as a junior … Member of the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen … Listed as a MaxPreps First-Team All-American … Coached by Cyril Crutchfield.
Parents are Leonard and Lory Fournette … Born Jan. 18, 1995.
Russell Gage
6-0 • 175 • Athlete
Baton Rouge, La.
Redemptorist High School
A solid athlete who played significantly on offense, defense and special teams as a leader for Redemptorist … A three-star prospect by Scout.com, Rivals.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports.com … Ranked as the 28th best player in the state of Louisiana by 247Sports and 34th in the state by Rivals … Accounted for eight interceptions and 65 total tackles on defense as a senior … Played quarterback and completed 69-of-141 passes for 740 yards and three touchdowns, and he rushed for 1,018 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2013 …Coached by Daniel Roane.
Parents are Russell Sr. and Alisa Gage … Born Jan. 22, 1996.
Cameron Gamble
5-9 • 182 • Placekicker
Flower Mound, Texas
Flower Mound High School
Right footed kicker that is rated as one of the top prep kickers in the country, possessing a powerful leg and considered cool under pressure … Ranked as a three-star prospect by Scout.com, ESPN.com, and the 247Sports.com composite …  Listed as high as the No. 6 place kicker nationally by ESPN.com and is ranked as the ninth-best kicker in the nation by Chris Sailer … Specializes in kickoffs, putting 19 in the end zone for touchbacks as a senior … Converted a long field goal of 44 yards … Highly regarded in specialist circles by both the Chris Sailer kicking school as well as the Kohl Kicking camp … Coached by Scott Campbell.
Parents are Calandra and Wendell Gamble … Born Nov. 30, 1995.
Clifton Garrett
6-3 • 220 • Linebacker
Joliet, Ill.
Plainfield South High School
Physical player that is regarded as one of the top linebackers nationally and the best prospect coming out of Illinois … Ranked as a five-star prospect by 247Sports.com and Scout.com … Named to the prestigious Parade All-America Honorable Mention team … Accounted for 139 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and 4 fumble recoveries as a senior … Received a four-star ranking from Rivals.com and ESPN.com … Listed as high as the No. 1 middle linebacker and No. 24 overall prospect nationally by Scout.com … Member of the Rivals100, ESPN 300, 247Sports Top 247, and Scout 300 … Named to the Illinois 8A All-State Team … Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game … Participant of The Opening, Nike’s camp for elite college football recruits … Selected as a MaxPreps Second-Team All-American … Excels as a straight ahead run defender, plays with very little hesitation and is constantly in attack mode … Coached by Ken Bublitz.
Parents are Katrina and Clifton Garrett … Born Dec. 16, 1995.
Davon Godchaux
6-4 • 271 • Defensive Tackle
Plaquemine, La.
Plaquemine High School
A powerful defensive lineman who is rated as a consensus four-star prospect by every recruiting website … Made four tackles in the opener before suffering a season-ending knee injury in his senior season … Honored as a U.S. Army All-American and attended the all-star game … Named first-team All-State for Class 4A in his junior season after he compiled 60 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks for Plaquemine … Rated the nation’s No. 9 defensive end by Rivals.com, No. 10 by 247Sports.com, No. 21 by Scout.com and No. 22 by ESPN.com … Member of the 247Sports Top 247, the Rivals 250, Scout 300 and ESPN 300 … Named a member of The Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen … Coached by Paul Distefano.
Parents are Albertha Godchaux and Raynard Parker … Born Nov. 11, 1994.
Brandon Harris
6-3 • 180 • Quarterback
Bossier City, La.
Parkway High School
One of the most talented quarterback prospects in the country … Graduated from high school in December and is currently enrolled at LSU in the spring 2014 semester … Consensus four-star recruit by all major sites … Ranked as the nation’s No. 3 dual threat quarterback in the 247Sports composite rankings … Completed 178-of-329 passes for 3,172 yards with 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions as a senior … Rushed for 1,048 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior … Led Parkway to a 14-1 record and an appearance in the 2013 Class 5A state championship game … Threw for 2,573 yards and 26 touchdowns on 152-of-306 passing as a junior … Also ran for 667 yards and 12 TDs in 2012 … Named the Louisiana 2013 Class 5A All-State quarterback … Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game where he completed 4-of-5 passes for 115 yards and one touchdown … Rated as high as the No. 37 player in the nation by ESPN.com … Ranked in the national Top 100 by 247Sports.com and Rivals.com and is also a member of the Scout.com 300 … Listed as the No. 2 dual threat QB nationally by ESPN, No. 3 by 247Sports, No. 5 by Rivals and No. 6 by Scout … A member of The Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen … Coached by David Feaster.
Parents are Detroit Harris and Nicole Jackson … Born Oct. 12, 1995.
Trey Lealaimatafao
6-0 • 300 • Defensive Tackle
San Antonio, Texas
Earl Warren High School
Listed as a four-star recruit by ESPN.com and a three-star recruit by Scout.com, 247Sports.com and Rivals.com … Ranked as high as the No. 26 defensive tackle nationally by Rivals and the No. 27 defensive tackle by ESPN … Named to 27-5A First Team All-District Defense … Accumulated 53 tackles with seven sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one pass breakup as a senior … Selected as a U.S. Army All-American and competed in the all-star game … Netted 39 tackles with 17 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery his junior year … Coached by Brian Dausin.
Born Sept. 6, 1996.
Edward Paris Jr.
6-0 • 198 • Defensive Back
New Orleans, La.
Timberview (Texas) High School
One of the nation’s top defensive back prospects as a senior at Timerview High School in Mansfield, Texas … Holds a mixture of size, awareness and power to be a force at the collegiate level … Graduated from high school in December and enrolled at LSU for the spring 2014 semester … Rated a consensus four-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN.com and 247sports.com … Ranked the No. 8 prospect in the state of Texas by Rivals and ESPN and No. 6 by 247sports … Rated as high as the No. 3 safety nationally by 247sports … A participant in the U.S. Army All-American game … One of four finalists for the Lockheed Martin Defensive Back of the Year award … Tallied 18 tackles with five pass breakups and three interceptions as opposing teams avoided throwing his way during his senior season … Named Texas APSE Class 5A All-State Honorable Mention after his senior year … Honored as a First-Team All-District 7-5A cornerback as well as First-Team All-DFW area player as a senior … Earned First-Team All-State recognition after he recorded 25 tackles, seven interceptions (two returned for TDs), nine pass breakups and two forced fumbles as a junior … Coached by James Brown.
Parents are Karla and Edward Paris, Sr. … Born March 29, 1995 in New Orleans, La. … Evacuated New Orleans in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck.
Trey Quinn
5-11 • 192 • Wide Receiver
Lake Charles, La.
Barbe High School
Stands as the national all-time career leader in receiving yards with 6,566 in four seasons at Barbe … Holds the Louisiana state record for career receptions (357) and receiving yards (6,566) … Named to the USA Today All-USA First Team … Selected to the prestigious Parade All-America First Team … A consensus four-star prospect, he was ranked as the No. 6 player in the state by ESPN.com and Rivals.com … Named ESPN’s No. 3 wide receiver, ranked 29th overall on the ESPN 300 and claimed a spot on the Rivals 100 … Ranked the 10th-best wide receiver nationally by Rivals and 247Sports.com, and he is a member of 247Sports’ Top 247 … Recorded 1,967 receiving yards and 23 receiving touchdowns in his senior season, surpassing Missouri’s Dorial Green-Beckham for the national career receiving yards record … A 2014 U.S. Army All-American selection … Selected as a Class 5A First-Team All-State selection three times in his career (sophomore, junior, senior) … Earned MaxPreps First-Team All-America honors … Tallied 115 catches for 2,141 yards and 26 TDs as a junior and 67 catches for 1,220 yards and 12 TDs as a sophomore … Caught 67 passes for 1,238 yards and nine TDs as a freshman when his quarterback was current LSU baseball outfielder Jared Foster … Finished his high school career with 70 touchdown receptions … Coached by Mike Cutrera.
Parents are Angie and Dave Quinn … Born Dec. 7, 1995 … Threw a no-hitter in the opening round of the 2008 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. … Helped his South Lake Charles Little League team to the U.S. title game before falling Hawaii … Starting pitcher in U.S. title game vs. Hawaii, allowing only one run and four hits in 5.0 innings … Grandfather is Bobby Keasler, who served as head football coach at McNeese State (1990-98) and Louisiana-Monroe (1999-2002) … Keasler led McNeese State to championship game of the 1-AA playoffs in 1995.
Sione Teuhema
6-4 • 215 • Defensive End
Keller, Texas
Keller High School
A three-start prospect by 247Sports.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com … Posted 96 total tackles, 19.0 tackles for a loss and 10.0 sacks as a senior … Named a U.S. Army All-American and competed at the all-star game where he had two tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss … Ranked as the No. 25 defensive end in the nation by Rivals, No. 26 by 247Sports and No. 41 by ESPN … Scout rated him as the No. 28 outside linebacker nationally … Finished with 52 tackles, 11.0 TFL and 5.0 sacks as a junior … Coached by Carl Stralow.
Parents are Sidney and Liliani Teuhema … Born Sept. 28, 1995.
Tony Upchurch
6-2 • 228 • Wide Receiver
Pearland, Texas
Glenda Dawson High School
A four-star recruit by Scout.com and ESPN.com, a composite four-star by 247Sports.com and a three-star recruit by Rivals.com … Claimed a spot on the ESPN 300 … Caught 62 passes for 897 yards and six touchdowns, and he rushed for 347 yards and six TDs as a senior … Made 46 receptions for 1,006 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior … Ranked the 32nd- best player in the state by ESPN … Coached by Eric Wells.
Parents are Emma and Tony Upchurch, Sr. … Born on Oct. 7, 1995.
Travonte Valentine
6-3 • 325 • Defensive Tackle
Hialeah, Fla.
Champagnat Catholic High School
Highly touted defensive tackle prospect who led Champagnat Catholic to the Florida Class 2A State title with a perfect 14-0 record as a senior in 2013 … Racked up 85 total tackles with 31.5 tackles for a loss and 16 sacks as a senior … Played on both the defensive and offensive lines during his career at Champagnat … Honored as a U.S. Army All-American … Recorded three tackles, including half a tackle for a loss, at the U.S. Army All-American All-Star Game … A consensus four-star prospect by every recruiting website … Rated among the nation’s top 100 prospects on 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com and is listed as high as No. 34 nationally by 247Sports … Regarded as the No. 2 defensive tackle in the entire 2014 recruiting class by Scout, No. 3 by Rivals, No. 5 by 247Sports and No. 11 by ESPN … Named a Second-Team All-American by 247Sports … Ranked as the No. 5 player in the state of Florida by 247Sports and the No. 7 prospect in the state by Rivals … Coached by Mike Tunsil.
Mother is Michelle Samuels … Born Nov. 15, 1994.
Devin Voorhies
6-1 • 197 • Safety
Woodville, Miss.
Wilkinson County High School
Rated a unanimous four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, 247Sports.com and Scout.com … Named Mississippi’s Gatorade Player of the Year …  Selected to the prestigious Parade All-America First Team as a utility player … Ranked as the No. 5 recruit in Mississippi by 247Sports … Started at both quarterback and safety for Wilkinson County … Offensively, finished his senior year completing 138-of-221 passes for 2,374 yards and 19 touchdowns … Ran the ball 187 times for 2,027 yards and 15 touchdowns while averaging 10.8 yards per carry … Defensively, finished his senior season with 67 tackles, including nine for a loss, two sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries … Scored defensively on a 55-yard interception return as well as a 20-yard fumble recovery … Coached by Kenneth Brown.
Parents are Bonnie and David Voorhies, Sr.  … Born Feb. 5, 1996.
Jacory Washington
6-5 • 215 • Tight End
Westlake, La.
Westlake High School
A consensus four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, 247Sports.com and Scout.com … Ranked as the No. 4 tight end in the nation by Rivals and 247Sports and the No. 5 tight end by ESPN … Selected as an Under Armour All-American and participated in the all-star game where he caught two passes for 36 yards and a touchdown … Possesses great athleticism as he won the Under Armour Skills Challenge … Recorded 36 receptions for 518 yards and three touchdowns as a senior  … Hauled in 18 catches for 419 yards and five touchdowns on the way to earning Class 3A First-Team All-State honors as a junior  … Member of The Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen … Coached by Shawn Demeritt.
Parents are Yolanda Washington and Waddell Kelly … Born Dec. 12, 1994.
Darrel Williams
5-11 • 209 • Running Back
Marrero, La.
John Ehret High School
Rated a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, 247Sports.com and Scout.com … Set a single-season school record at John Ehret by rushing for 2,201 yards and 32 touchdowns as a senior … Also caught six passes for 309 yards and three scores during his senior season … Ranked as the No. 11 running back nationally by Rivals and is a member of the Rivals 250 … Started at quarterback in 2012 and ran for more than 1,000 yards and scored 27 touchdowns … Led a John Ehret team that was winless in 2012 to a district championship in 2013 … Member of The Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen … Coached by Corey Lambert.
Parents are Karen and Darrel Williams, Sr.  … Born April 15, 1995. 






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