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Louisiana Kicking Prospects 2018-2021
Since kickers and kicker recruiting is such a hot button this week, I figured I would update you guys on what the Louisiana scene looks like now and in the near furture. Bear in mind, that Louisiana is not a historic hotbed bed of D-1 kicking talent and I am sure there may be a guy here or there that I have missed, but these are the kickers who I have or plan to scout and who are on the national recruiting radar:

Class of 2018 –

Cade Baggett – Sulphur H.S. (National Rankings: Kohl’s # 71) The best Louisiana prospect in the class. Made solid improvements this year in mechanics and repeatability. Saw him in Wisconsin last year where he placed 57/350 on KOs. Has a 65-68 yard leg with 3.5+ hang time. With continued improvements, he is putting in 5 yards deep in college. Solid FG kicker. He charted 75% in Wisconsin, but had charted 80% at a competition camp earlier in the year. Look for him to pick up a late offer from a non-power 5 D-1 school.

Adam Ieyoub - St. Louis Catholic, Lake Charles (National Rankings: Kohl’s # 94, Chris Sailer #110) Current Offer – Army. I really like Ieyoub. I caught him at a camp last Spring and watched him land Kick-Offs in the back of the end zone with a 3.5+ hangtime. He also charted 8/10 on FG in that camp. He is going to be a good pick up for someone. Like Baggett, I expect to see him kicking for a non-power 5 D-1 school.

Nathan Holiday – Live Oak H.S.(National Rankings: Kohls #100 +) I started watching Holiday last season and was hopeful to see more development over this year. Strikes the ball well, but has some consistency issues. Timing seems to be his biggest issue. Would need to focus attention on this to be able to kick at next level. Possible small school walk-on.

Martell Fontenot – Zachary H.S. (National Rankings: ProKicker.com #20) I am not usually high on ProKicker.com rankings, but Fontenot had a good 2017 season winning All- District 4-5. Very accurate short to mid-range FG kicker. Needs to improve consistency on Kickoffs and hang-time. Dedicated focus on leg strength and leg speed is necessary for Fontenot to have a shot at the next level.


Class of 2019 –

Andrew Stein – NorthShore H.S. (National Rankings: Kohl’s #35, Chris Sailer 2017 Semi-Finalist Top-HS Kicker) So far, Stein is the stand out Louisiana kicker in this class, but not necessarily by default. He already has a 70 yard/3.4 hang leg….look for it to get even stronger. Recently charted 5/10 on FG. This stat is a little deceptive because most of the misses were “good misses”. The ball explodes off his foot and I think he has great rotation speed on the ball. This equates to consistency and control. This could have easily been 8/10.

Josh McCoy - Loyola H.S., (National Rankings: Chris Sailer #67) Very solid prospect. Is coached by Matt Nelson with Husted kicking. I love that he his taking the ball off the ground on FG and PATs. Very consistent, smooth and confident of FGs. Needs to gain a little leg strength on KO and tempo refinement this year on Kick-Offs. I am expecting him to get to the next level.

Noah Sheets – H.S. (National Ranking: Chris Sailer #111) FG stronger than KO and has potential to improve both. Decent range for his age. I have not seen him in person, but I think he is another who works with Coach Nelson. The scouting reports I have seen have me curious about him. Will keep eye open.

Max Scheurich – Jesuit H.S. (National Rankings: Kohl’s unranked 4 star kicker) Caught him at a couple camps last year. Strong leg, but very erratic. Can drop it 5 yards deep on kick off or leave it 5 yards short. Guys that just muscle the ball downfield drive me nuts because with some mechanical refinement they can turn into good kickers…..without it they are like trying to target shoot with a blunderbuss. The jury is out on him, but I like some of what I saw.

Colin Lahaye – Lafayette Christian H.S. (National Rankings: Kohl’s unranked four star kicker, Kohl’s #43 Punter) – Very interesting prospect. I saw him recently in Texas. Charted 8/10 on FG. Like Scheurich, he lacked control on Kick-Offs and crushed a few into the end zone, but also dropped a few short. He is actually a very good punter, averaging 42 + yards with a 4.0 hang. He actually had a few balls up around a 4.3 hang. Hit a last second FG to win State for his HS. With continued development I would not be surprised to him get picked up as a punter who came with the bonus of placekicking skills, if needed.

Class of 2020 –

Parker Lee – Pineville, H.S. (National Rankings: Chris Sailer #44) Already a big 6’4” 190lbs. , Lee is starting to take advantage of that long swing plane. Would love to see him use this frame to develop as a punter. I have not seen Lee in person, but reports indicate both KO and FG are progressing very well. I was told he is looking for private coach during the off-season and if he hooks up with the right one, expect to see his name in the next couple of years. I love kickers with either a compact build ( 5’9”ish ) and the tall guys (6’3”)….Lee is gonna be a good one.

Cohen Parent – Dutchtown H.S. (National Rankings: Chris Sailer #56,Kohl’s unranked 4 star kicker) Another Louisiana kid I had the opportunity to recently see in person. Hits an impressive ball for a sophomore. His KO lands between the 5 and about 3 yards deep. This is a good average, but I prefer to see a together shot group. More consistency in his approach and contact on sweet spot is where I think he needs to focus, as his shorter kicks tend to have a shorter hang time. This tells me he is not getting under the ball, and thus is not a problem with his plant foot. FGs are impressive and I did not see him spray balls right or left. Hits it down the middle.

Class of 2021 –

Cameron Beall - Denham Springs H.S. (National Rankings: Kohl’s unranked 3 1/2 Star Kicker) Very mechanically sound. Advanced for his age. Also saw him at a recent Texas camp. Currently dropping KOs at the 5 with a 3.0 + hang time. Went 4/10 on FG hitting as far out as 45. As with Stein, Beall’s misses were what I consider “good misses”. They were not balls that hooked or sliced off. Balls were straight down the line, evidencing good control and tempo. Natural growth and commitment to strength gains will determine the next 3 years.


TheWalrus
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Looks like mostly preferred walk-on candidates


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The fact that we even need a thread like this makes me sad


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Barrister
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Looks like mostly preferred walk-on candidates


100% agree if we are talking D-1 Power 5. But a couple of these guys could get a schools to smaller schools. Problem is kids never really go out looking for the small school. Camp programs jack their hopes up to an unrealistic level.

Give or take, there are usually only about 25 D-1 Power 5 scholarships offered each year. But, if a kid really enjoys kicking, and is realistic about his ability.....he has a better shot at getting a scholarship. They gotta stay away from the big schools that offer them PWO with all sorts of promises attached.

The key to recruitment is go with who really wants you. You will enjoy your college experience so much more.


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Hopefully 2 of the 2018 guys walk on to give us future options.


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whitefoot
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re: Louisiana Kicking Prospects 2018-2021
Who do you think are our kickers next year? You think both guys from this year return?


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Cade Baggett is the son of the quarterback of my HS football team (Randy Baggett) and good friend. I never realized Cade was as good as he is. Randy punted for UL back in the day.

Also, what about the Lamm kid from ND, class of 2019? I am not sure of his college football aspirations but the kid is a great kicker.
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Barrister
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Who do you think are our kickers next year? You think both guys from this year return?


As it stands now, I think transfer Cole Tracy will be our starter next year. I do think Culp will return, as he is a scholarship kicker and will handle kick-off duties. Gonsolin is a walk-on and a local kid.

They will all be here next year.


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re: Louisiana Kicking Prospects 2018-2021
Caden Costa out of Mandeville will be added to the 2021 group. Made 42 yarder in game and made all extra points. Made 55 yarder in practice.


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Also, what about the Lamm kid from ND, class of 2019?


Not a bad prospect. Has some talent. I like his composure. I know he had a bad early game miss last year and was able to shake it off. Has hit from deep 40s and I think he has a game winner under his belt. Strong leg, but like many HS kickers I suspect he is in a program where no one knows how to coach the mechanics of kicking. Likely needs to hit the camp circuit for specialized training and seeing how he compares to his peers who are targeting college play. I remember making some notes on him last year and thinking he had Saturday potential.


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Barrister
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aden Costa out of Mandeville will be added to the 2021 group.


Thanks. I have put him on my watch list for next year. Those are good stats.


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No problem.


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No mention of Jacob Barnes from Woodlawn?!


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Jacob Barnes


Yes, I really should have put him in my above list but I was trying to focus mainly on guys I think will placekick at next level. Didn't get to see him in person this year. I do absolutely love Barnes as a punter, though. Lefty punters have a ball that is harder to handle than what most return guys are used to.

I know he is working with someone's camp, I just cannot recall who. Maybe Coach Nelson....unsure.


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Biggmatt78
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I live in pineville and ima have to check him out next season.


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BowDownToLSU
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re: Louisiana Kicking Prospects 2018-2021
There is a kid at Denham now class 2019 that has a really strong leg


Helmethead
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There is a kid at Denham now class 2019 that has a really strong leg



His name is Jose Ortega. Very strong leg.


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I believe the Zachary guy committed to Siuthern already.


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re: Louisiana Kicking Prospects 2018-2021
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Colin Lahaye – Lafayette Christian H.S. (National Rankings: Kohl’s unranked four star kicker, Kohl’s #43 Punter) – Very interesting prospect. I saw him recently in Texas. Charted 8/10 on FG. Like Scheurich, he lacked control on Kick-Offs and crushed a few into the end zone, but also dropped a few short. He is actually a very good punter, averaging 42 + yards with a 4.0 hang. He actually had a few balls up around a 4.3 hang. Hit a last second FG to win State for his HS. With continued development I would not be surprised to him get picked up as a punter who came with the bonus of placekicking skills, if needed.



Additional bonus, the kid is a good student (guess that's nit that unusual for kickers). He also plays DB and is a good form tackler. He kicked a late 37 yatd FG against VC to get LCA into the state championship. His kick a 43 yarder in the championship to put LCA up 3 nothing. LCA had a pick 6 later to go up 10 nothing late in the game.

He average just over 42 yards per punt on 15 punts this season. Long of 65 with 10 punts inside the 20.


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Colin Lahaye

Is this Chip Lahaye's son?


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