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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Someone is missing out

I was pleased to see Ramone Randle's name on the Louisiana Tech signee list today, the day we know as "national signing day." Randle was easily one of the top defensive players in the Shreveport area this year, and the Bulldogs got a steal.

Don't be surprised if Randle makes a major name for himself at Tech. PLAYING BOTH WAYS, he was dominant at Booker T. Washington. Imagine his potential when he is able to concentrate on a position.

But there are other highly talented prepsters in the area who haven't signed with a college yet.

Dennis Morris of Woodlawn is the best player "still on the board." I'll always remember seeing Morris' name on a sprint heat sheet at a track meet and looking for him in the back of the pack - where the big guys usually are - and was amazed when I saw him leading the pack. The guy is 6-3, 240 and can run. Somebody is missing out.

There are more. Mansfield had a few receivers I would consider if I were a college coach, and Red River had some passing game talent - both quarterback Al Lewis and receiver Robert McDonald.

College coaches are fond of saying players don't slip through the cracks, and they are mostly right, but I wouldn't hesitate to sign a player of Morris' ability no matter what league I coached in.


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