Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Covington's George Brister

Head of the class

Larry Cutbirth, Fontana, Calif./Citrus College, QB, 6-5, 15

Cutbirth passed for 4,972 yards, 45 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in two seasons at Citrus College.

Solomon Parker, Stone Mountain, Ga./Georgia Military Institute, DL, 6-0, 290

Had 19 tackles and a sack last season at GMI.

George Brister, Covington/Covington, LB, 6-1, 220

Played safety at Covington and recorded 55 tackles his senior season.

Reggie Harris, Killeen, Texas/Trinity Valley JC, OL, 6-3, 310

Earned first-team NJCAA All-America honors during his sophomore season at Trinity Valley.

Ryan Ramirez, Ponoma, Calif./Riverside City College, TE, 6-5, 250

Had six receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown last season at Riverside City College.

Other signees

Jarien Barksdale, Courtland, Miss./South Panola, OL, 6-4, 285

Jacob Bordelon, River Ridge/John Curtis, WR, 6-2, 190

Tyler Boudreaux, Mandeville/Mandeville, OL, 6-6, 296

Kyandre Brooks, Denham Springs/Denham Springs, WR, 6-1, 215

Javon Conner, New Orleans/Landry-Walker, WR, 5-10, 170

Malcolm Dedrick, Lakeland/Livonia, RB, 6-0, 185

Miki Fangatua, Wailuku, Hawaii/Riverside City College, DL, 6-0, 243

William French, Miami Gardens, Fla./Dodge City CC, WR, 5-9, 180

Jacorey Fuller, Shreveport/Calvary Baptist, DB, 6-0, 170

Diego Griffin, New Orleans/Lusher, DB, 6-3, 180

Tyler Hasson, Amite/Oak Forest Academy, DB, 6-1, 185

James Jackson, Fontana, Calif./Pasadena City College, WR, 5-9, 178

J.T. Jackson, Monroe/Neville, QB, 6-4, 205

Ivory Jenkins, Harvey/West Jefferson, WR, 5-8, 155

Davonte McMillan, Port Arthur, Texas/Trinity Valley JC, LB, 5-10, 225

Kristian Megowan, Thousand Oaks, Calif., OL, 6-4, 280

Gary Sampson, Covington/Northlake Christian, LB, 6-2 , 240

Roderick Simon, New Orleans/Landry-Walker, OL, 6-3, 313

Tre’ Spann, Southaven, Miss./DeSoto Central, DB, 6-1, 185

Kurrell Vaughn, Shreveport/Calvary Baptist, DL, 6-3, 270

Ivy Wall, Amite/Oak Forest, P, 6-0, 155

Latrone Williams, Denham Springs/St. Helena Central, DB, 5-10, 173

Louis Wings, Marrero/West Jefferson, DL, 6-2, 280


NEEDS ADDRESSED: Addressing needs is exactly what the Lions did, signing players in areas affected by the departures of veteran seniors, like quarterback Bryan Bennett and linebacker Isiah Corbett. Southeastern got a little bit of everything at every position in this class.

WHAT’S NEXT: Southeastern coach Ron Roberts said he “could sign up to four more” players. “I don’t know if we will or not,” he said. “It depends on if we get the right guy. I think we’ve addressed everything we need to, so if we find a guy that can make an immediate impact right now, I’d do it ... (if) he’s a great player.”

Lagniappe: The Lions will get an early start on spring football this year, beginning drills Feb. 24.

COACH ROBERTS SAYS: “The reputation is kids all come in here with ideas. They know what we’re about now. They’re coming here to win championships, and they’ve got to carry it on.”