Clean’s 2019 Top 100 Players
Every Monday for the next 9 weeks, countdown with us as we reveal the Louisiana SportsLine Clean’s Top 100 Players in the state presented by VAR Systems
HONORABLE MENTION: DL Sonny Hazard (Sr., Jesuit), RB LC Benjamin (Sr., Catholic-Baton Rouge), RB D’Ante Gallashaw (Sr., Leesville), RB Jai Williams (Sr., Ascension Catholic), ATH Jameian Buxton (Frosh., Thibodaux), FB Brian Hibbard (Sr., Catholic-BR), QB Jai Eugene (Frosh., Destrehan), LB Carl Glass (Sr. Ouachita), TE Luke Howard (Sr., St. Thomas More), RB Chaunzavia Lewis (Sr., Ouachita), QB Collin Guggenheim (Sr., John Curtis Christian)
100. Tyrell Lockett DT Lafayette Christian 6-2, 275 Jr. – Began his career at Catholic-New Iberia before transferring to LCA, where he sat out last season for eligibility purposes. Related to Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses. Camped at LSU over the weekend and is now camping in Tuscaloosa. Expected to combined with sophomore DT Fitzgerald West on what should be a powerful defensive line for LCA, which will get tested against the veer at Acadiana in week three.
99. Devonta Grogan ATH Morgan City Sr. – Grogan was named second-team all-district athlete in District 7-4A. Plays quarterback and running back. Also named to the all-district defensive team in basketball. Has a penchant for making big plays whether it’s taking a direct snap or catching a screen pass. Recently camped with UL. Had a 73-yard touchdown reception versus E.D. White and also scored on a 67-yard fumble return.
98. Keydrain Calligan DB Westgate 6-1, 185 Sr. – Had a great spring, picking up his first offer from Louisiana Tech on May 14 and following with three more, including ULM, Southeastern Louisiana and South Alabama. Class 4A state champion in the triple jump. Honorable-mention all-state in basketball, where he led the Tigers to the Class 4A quarterfinals. Honorable-mention Best of the Teche Defense last year.
97. Joseph Mason LB Green Oaks 6-3, 220 Sr. – Committed to Louisiana Tech on May 11. Added an offer from Southern Miss on May 18. Placed fifth in the shot put at the 3A state track meet in early May. Ranked second all-time in school history in both the shot put and discus. Helped Green Oaks secure a No. 15 seed in last year’s playoffs. Plays linebacker for the Giants but could grow into a defensive end.
96. Steven McBride WR East Ascension 6-1, 165 Sr. – Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds and recorded a 35.10 vertical at The Opening Regional in March. Named the Louisiana Sports Scene Offensive Player of the Week in week three. Ran for 21 yards on two carries with a touchdown and caught three passes for 76 yards in a 35-0 win over Thibodaux. Helped the Spartans clinch a No. 5 seed in the 5A bracket, where they advanced to the quarterfinals.
95. Harlon Dixon RB Slidell 6-0, 180 Sr. – Clocked a 4.33 shuttle at The Opening Regional. Had a 63-yard reception versus East Ascension. Rushed for 1,445 yards and 12 touchdowns on 187 attempts during the regular season. Added 37 catches for 708 yards and seven TDs. Helped Slidell garner a No. 12 seed in the 5A bracket. Tigers lost to East Ascension in the second round. Rushed for 247 yards and five TDs in a 59-22 win over Ponchatoula.
94. Bryce Cooper LB Kentwood 5-9, 225 Sr. – Holds a Tulane offer. Helped Kentwood to a Class A state championship win over Oak Grove. Had 139 tackles and 11 TFL entering the championship game. Anchored a defense that held 10 opponents to 14-or-fewer points. Hit .373 as a sophomore for the baseball team, which finished as state runner-up to Oberlin in May. Named second-team all-district in baseball as a junior.
93. Geron Hargon LB Captain Shreve 6-2, 235 Sr. – Posted solid numbers for a player his size at The Opening Regional with a 4.90 in the 40, a 4.49 shuttle, and a 32-inch vertical. First-team all-district last season. Expected to choose between UAB, Navy, Rice and Yale when he announces his commitment on August 31. Helped the Gators to a 5-1 start last year, which culminated in a second-round loss to West Monroe in the 5A playoffs.
92. CJ McWilliams WR Haughton 5-8, 160 Sr. – Received an offer from Louisiana Tech in early February and committed to the Bulldogs two months later. Ran a 4.50 in the 40 at The Opening Regional. Has drawn comparisons to former Evangel Christian and current NFL WR Trent Taylor, who starred for Tech. Caught 30 passes for 484 yards and seven touchdowns while alternating between receiver and quarterback. Batted .333 and led the team in stolen bases this spring for Haughton baseball, which earned a No. 12 seed and advanced to the second round of the 5A playoffs.
91. Nicholas Hilliard OL/DL Ascension Catholic 6-1, 295 Sr. – Key two-way player for the Division IV state runner-up Bulldogs. Class A first-team all-state offensive lineman. 4.0 grade point average with a 26 ACT Paved the way for running back Jai Williams to rush for 2,948 yards, and for Ascension Catholic’s offense to score 50-plus points in six games. Reports offers from Kansas, Colorado, Tulane, Southern Miss, Yale, Princeton, and the Cajuns.
90. Quinton Cage DB Archbishop Rummel 5-9, 185 Sr. – Recorded 73 tackles with seven sacks and four forced fumbles for Rummel, which limited five foes to single-digit scoring in 2018. Played extremely well in district as the Raiders held Shaw, Holy Cross, Jesuit and Brother Martin to 13 combined points. An integral part of arguably the state’s best defense in 2019, Cage will team up with fellow senior stars Jordan Williams and Donovan Kaufman. Ran a 4.81 in the 40 at The Opening. Performed better in the vertical (32.3-inches).