One of the nation’s top linebackers is starting to trim down a list that was steadily growing.

John Ehret linebacker Michael Divinity, ranked the fifth-best linebacker in the country by ESPN, announced on Twitter the 15 schools that he is most seriously considering.

The schools Divinity listed were: LSU, Texas A&M, Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Missouri , Oregon, Florida State, TCU, Oklahoma, Texas, Baylor and Nebraska.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Divinity recorded 74 tackles, 17 tackles for losses, eight sacks, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries as a junior when he was named to The New Orleans Advocate’s All-Metro team. He was a key piece of a stingy defense that helped the Patriots (9-2) win the District 8-5A title.

AOL seeks coach

Academy of Our Lady is seeking a head softball coach for the 2015-16 school year.

If interested, contact Athletic Director Teri Verret at (504) 341-6217 or email her at