List of McNeese State, LSU recruits

By Special to the American Press

Wednesday was National Signing Day, the first day high school seniors can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football.

The following is a list of athletes who have signed with McNeese State and LSU. Check back later for updates. Pick up a copy of Thursday's American Press for the complete list as well as updates on where Southwest Louisiana players ended up and a look at the national recruiting scene.

McNeese State Recruits (23 players)

QB, Grant Ashcraft, 6-foot-6, 200 pounds, Atascocita High School (Humble, Texas)

WR, Bodhi Bell, 6-2, 190, Montgomery High School (Montgomery, Texas)

*WR, David Bush, 5-9, 180, John Tyler High School (Tyler, Texas)

DB, Carlos Carroll, 6-1, 175, Alexandria Senior High (Alexandria)

LB, Ed Duplessis, 6-2, 215,St. Paul's High School (Covington)

DB, Austin Gilcrease, 5-11, 195, Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport)

DE, Jammerio Gross, 6-3, 220, Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport)

**TE, Nic Jacobs, 6-5, 260, Many High School (Many)

***CB, Ja'Len James, 5-10, 175, LaGrange High School (Lake Charles)

OL, Joe Jenkins IV, 6-3, 285, Miami Northwestern Senior High (Miami)

DB, Erik Jones, 6-0, 170, Foster High School (Richmond, Texas)

DT, Antonio McGhee, 6-0, 275, Parkway High School (Bastrop)

OL, Thor Miller, 6-3, 286, Manatee High School (Bradenton, Fla.)

WR, Kent Shelby II, 6-3, 190, Archbishop Shaw (New Orleans)

DB, Callen Smith, 6-0, 185, Barbe High School (Lake Charles)

OL, Jalen Smith, 6-4, 280, Ouachita Parish High School (Monroe)

WR, Khalil Thomas, 5-9, 176, Catholic-Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge)

RB, Jontrey Tillman, 5-9, 200, West St. Mary High School (Baldwin)

DE, Kurt Viges, 6-3, 230, Eunice High School (Eunice)

DE, R.J. Walters, 6-3, 240, Rayville High School (Rayville)

DB, Jay Washington, 6-1, 195, St. Paul's (Covington)

DT/DE, Anthony Yruegas Jr., 6-2, 280, West Monroe High School (West Monroe)

OL, Adam Ziepke, 6-3, 300, South Terrebonne High School (Bourg)

KEY: * -- transfer from TCU. * -- transfer from LSU, *** -- transfer from Texas-San Antonio

LSU Recruits (27 players)

WR, John Diarse, 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, West Monroe High School (Monroe)

*OL, Fehoko Fanaika, 6-6, 340, Florin High School (Sacramento, Calif.)

QB, Anthony Jennings, 6-2, 205, Marietta High School (Marietta, Ga.)

WR, Avery Johnson, 6-1, 180, Ely High School (Pompano Beach, Fla.)

DT, Christian LaCouture, 6-5, 290, Lincoln Southwest High School (Lincoln, Neb.)

OL, Ehtan Pocic, 6-7, 287, Lemont High School (Lemont, Ill.)

QB, Hayden Rettig, 6-2, 201, Cathedral High School (Los Angeles)

**TE, Logan Stokes, 6-5, 253, Muscle Shoals High School (Muscle Shoals, Ala.)

LB, Duke Riley, 6-1, 205, John Curtis (New Orleans)

DE, Lewis Neal, 6-1, 234, James B. Hunt High School (Wilson, N.C.)

OL, K.J. Malone, 6-3, 307, Cedar Creek High School (Ruston)

DE, Frank Herron, 6-5, 245, Memphis Central High School (Memphis, Tenn.)

TE, DeSean Smith, 6-4, 226, Barbe High School (Lake Charles)

DT, Greg Gilmore, 6-4, 275, South View High School (Hope Mills, N.C.)

OL, Andy Dodd, 6-3, 330, Pepperell High School (Lindale, Ga.)

OL, Josh Boutte, 6-4, 324, Westgate High School (New Iberia)

***WR, Quantavius Leslie, 6-4, 190, Callaway High School (Hogansville, Ga.)

LB, Melvin Jones, 6-3, 245, Washington-Marion High School (Lake Charles)

WR, Kevin Spear, 6-3, 190, Holy Cross High School (New Orleans)

ATH, Jeryl Brazil, 5-9, 181, Loranger High School (Loranger)

DE, M.J. Patterson, 6-2, 218, Winnfield High School (Winnfield)

DB, Rickey Jefferson, 5-10, 187, Destrehan High School (Destrehan)

LB, Kendell Beckwith, 6-3, 225, East Feliciana High School (Jackson)

DB, Tre'Davious White, 5-10, 170, Green Oaks High School (Shreveport)

DB, Rashard Robinson, 6-1, 163, Ely High School (Pompano Beach, Fla.)

DE, Tashawn Bower, 6-5, 241, Immaculata High School (Somerville, N.J.)

DT, Maquedius Bain, 6-5, 286, Univ. School of Nova Southeastern (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)

KEY: * -- transfer from College of San Mateo, ** -- transfer from Northeast Mississippi Community College, *** -- transfer from Hinds Community College