Landry-Walker sophomore wide receiver Devonta Jason is one of four Louisiana players ranked in 247Sports’ Top 100 players in the Class of 2018, released Wednesday.
Jason, a 6-foot-3, 180-pounder, is ranked the nation’s No. 71 prospect in the sophomore class.
“He’s long, very disciplined and runs outstanding routes,” Landry-Walker coach Emanuel Powell said. “His speed can fool you. And he is very physical and not afraid of contact. His has tremendous upside.”
He is rated a four-star recruit.
Ferriday offensive lineman Dare Rosenthal (6-7, 290) is the highest ranked player from Louisiana at No. 10.
Rosenthal, a five-star recruit, has already committed to Alabama.
The other two Louisiana players on the list are:
No. 43: Jamarceon Jackson, Haynesville, safety, 6-0, 190.
No. 65: Terrace Marshall, Parkway, wide receiver, 6-3, 180
There is also one LSU commitment on the list. Justin Watkins, an athlete from North Marion (Florida), is ranked No. 15.
Arceneaux pledges to Nicholls
St. Charles offensive lineman Tyrin Arceneaux verbally committed to Nicholls State on Friday.
The 6-foot-3, 280-pound Arceneux plays primarily tackle.
He also had scholarship offers from Tulane, Louisiana- Monroe and McNeese State.
He became the second player from the New Orleans area to commitment to Nicholls State this week, joining Rummel quarterback Chase Fourcade.
He is also the second St. Charles senior to have made a verbal commitment this summer.
St. Charles defensive back Eric Lewis has committed to Tulane.
Retif Oil headed to regional
Retif Oil, the Jesuit-based American Legion baseball team, will compete in the American Legion Mid-South Regional Tournament that begins Wednesday and concludes Sunday in Conway, Arkansas.
It will be Retif’s second straight year in the regional tournament after winning the Louisiana state championship again.
Retif will play the state champion from Kansas in its first game Wednesday in the double elimination tournament.
Slidell’s Cayten signs
Recent Slidell graduate Spencer Cayten signed this week to play baseball at Northwest (Mississippi) Community College.
Cayten, who played third base for Slidell, was a first-team all-district selection.
“They are getting a dedicated player who knows the game,” Slidell coach Clayton Harris said.
“He is a kid who can hit for power and drive in runs. Northwest is getting a guy who will be prepared right away to play college ball.”
David Folse contributed to this report.