UL senior running back Elijah Mitchell has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 30 in Mobile, Alabama.
The game will be televised on the NFL Network.
Mitchell has been one of the most productive running backs in program history, ranking fifth in career rushing touchdowns (39) and sixth in yards rushing (2,952).
In seven games played during his senior season, he leads all UL rushers with 563 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 80.4 yards per contest. His best performance of the year came in UL’s overtime win at Georgia State when he rushed the ball 16 times for 164 yards and two touchdowns, the second being the game-winner.
UL ADDS FOUR-STAR RECRUIT TO CLASS: Coach Bob Marlin added four-star recruit Ty Harper to the program's early signing period class.
Harper, a 6-foot-4 combo guard, was rated as the No. 6 overall recruit in California and the No. 100 overall recruit nationally by ESPN. The native of Norcross, Georgia, who was the No. 22-rated shooting guard in the country, joins Carencro’s Joe Charles as signees for the 2020-21 season.
Harper, who averaged 15.5 points per game as a senior, helped Santa Clarita Christian to a 24-6 record, the 2020 CIF-Southern Sectional Division 2AA title and a No. 28 national ranking by Max Preps.
CAJUNS ADD TEXAS TWINS TO RECRUITING CLASS: UL's banner 2021 recruiting class got another boost Tuesday with the addition of twins Jacquelyn and Jessica Adams of Bryan High School in Texas.
That signing of the Texas twins increases the signing class to 12 players. The class was already ranked No. 1 nationally by Extra Innings Softball. Both sisters were listed among the website's elite 100, giving the Cajuns 10 on that list.
Jacquelyn is a catcher/first baseman who hit .346 with 61 RBIs in 89 career prep games. She was twice named as the Defensive MVP in her district.
She was a battery mate to her sister, Jessica, who collected 47 wins and 414 strikeouts in addition to 23 homers and 85 RBIs during his prep career. Jessica is also able to play a corner infield position.
“Jessica is a down-ball pitcher, who has a great ability to hit the bottom corners of the strike zone with great consistency," UL coach Gerry Glasco said. "She has also proven to be a very powerful hitter, and consistently gets big hits in clutch moments.”