Kendall Bussey to announce commitment Friday _lowres

Advocate staff photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Newman running back, Kendall Bussey will announce his college commitment at the school Friday. Bussey had committed to Nebraksa but after coach Bo Pelini was fired, he re-opened his recruitment.

Newman running back Kendall Bussey originally committed to Tulane.

Then he switched to Nebraska.

But after Nebraska fired coach Bo Pelini a few weeks ago, Bussey re-opened his recruitment.

On Friday, he plans to bring it to an end when he announces his commitment at the school at 4:30 p.m.

“It’s been a long process,” Bussey said on Thursday. “I’m ready to shut it down and just focus on what school I am going to.”

Bussey said the four schools he will choose among from are Texas A&M, Tennessee, Indiana and Nebraska.

Bussey rushed for 1,240 yards and 28 touchdowns this season for the Greenies, who reached the Division III semifinals. He finished with 35 total touchdowns.

Corcoran commits to Nicholls

John Curtis linebacker Mike Corcoran committed to play at Nicholls State on Tuesday.

The decision shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise.

Corcoran’s dad played for Nicholls in the early ’90s.

“That was one of the main reasons,” Corcoran said. “My dad and my uncle both played there. Another thing is they are going to turn around the program. They have a new head coach and a new system and I want to be a part of that rebuilding.”

Corcoran said the distance helped as well.

“It’s not too far from home and not too close, so it’s perfect,” Corcoran said.

Corcoran helped lead Curtis to a 10-2 record and to the Division I title game this season.

“They are getting a very good football player,” Patriots coach J.T. Curtis said. “He has a lot of versatility. He can rush the passer as an outside linebacker, and he can be a guy who can drop back into pass coverage. He has a tendency to make big plays when it counts. He is a good kid, a good athlete with good speed, and he will bring that leadership into the program.”

Wallace picked for showcase

John Curtis linebacker Bo Wallace has been selected to play in the Semper Fi All-American Bowl, a national showcase featuring some of the nation’s top players.

“It was a surprise,” Wallace said. “I wasn’t really expecting it.

“I was thinking once the season ended that I would be done. So to have an opportunity to play in an all-star game with some of the best players means a lot.”

Wallace has verbally committed to Notre Dame.

Locals on all-star roster

The LHSCA/LFCA East-West All-Star Football Game will be played at 1 p.m. Saturday at Independence Stadium in Shreveport.

Eleven players from the New Orleans area will suit up for the East squad, coached by Hahnville’s Nick Saltaformaggio.

New Orleans-area players in the game are: RB Ricky Preston (Hahnville), DB Josh Magee (Franklinton), DB George Brister (Covington), K/P Tyler Olivier (Fontainebleau), WR Daniel Hollander (Hannan), WR Hunter Bastion (Fontainebleau), LB Evonte Williams (Bonnabel), LB Mitchell Morel (Hannan), OL P.J. Burhalter (Franklinton), DL Richie George (Riverside) and DL Frederick Brown (Hahnville).

Landry-Walker to be featured

The Landry-Walker football team is featured in one of the latest installments of’s Underdog series.

The series highlights high school football programs across the country that have overcome adversity.

To see the film on the Charging Buccaneers, visit the prep sports blog at