September 23, 2021
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High School Football Recruiting: University Lab School, U-High, Baton Rouge

Josh Sibley played football for approximately thirteen years. He is now a scout with Louisiana Gridiron Football and is currently scouting high school level talent throughout Louisiana. He hopes to help recruits reach their full potential and get to that next level of play.

 

The University Lab School, or U-High, is located in Baton Rouge, LA. Last season they finished with a district record of 7-0, and an overall record of 14-0

 

Jordan Clark

JR CB

Height: 5.10

Weight: 165

4 Star Recruit

 

Positives

  • Great jumping ability
  • Great speed

Negatives

  • Needs bulk
  • Had some drops that could have been INTs

Overall

Jordan has tremendous jumping ability and uses it to win most 50/50 balls. He has great coverage skills and field awareness and knows when he has help over the top in zone coverage. He has good instincts for the ball but does have some issues with drops that could be potential INTs. He should look to add bulk in the off-season. Could be a DI prospect. Here is a link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz4uz2UgldU

 

Christian Harris

JR WR/CB

Height: 6.01

Weight: 230

4 Star Recruit

 

Positives

  • Great hands
  • Big bodied receiver

Negatives

  • Footwork

Overall

Christian is a big bodied receiver with great hands and is a good route runner. He catches the ball away from his body and is a great run blocker on the outside. However, he does have a tendency to down shift at the line of scrimmage at the snap of the ball. This can easily be corrected with footwork drills in the off-season. Could be a possible DI prospect. Here is a link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iq9FbWTyog&feature=youtu.be

 

Mark Coppola

JR DE/T

Height: 6.01

Weight: 225

2 Star Recruit

 

Positives

  • Decent run blocker
  • Decent size

Negatives

  • Tendency to chase blockers
  • Needs size

Overall

Mark has the ability to drive defenders off the ball and sustain blocks. He has decent size and strength, but has a tendency to chase the defenders he is blocking. He should look to add a little more bulk during the off-season. Could be a possible DI as an Outside Linebacker because of his pass rusher abilities or DII as a lineman prospect . Here is a link.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtE9dLGaA2c

 

Dylan Rathcke

JR  T/G

Height: 6.05

Weight: 285

2 Star Prospect

 

Postives

  • Good size

Negatives

  • Not consistent on run blocking
  • No hip drive after initial step

Overall

Dylan has good size and average strength. However, he should look to focus on his run blocking technique during the off-season. Here is a link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntNAc-dKGdM

 

Donald Berniard Jr.

JR DT/C

Height: 6.0

Weight: 280

5 Star Prospect

 

Positives

  • Great speed
  • Great strength

Negatives

  • Needs size

Overall

Donald has a high motor and a great first step. He penetrates offenses and has the ability to split double teams. He displays immense strength by driving offensive lineman off the ball and back into the quarterbacks lap. He doesn’t give up on plays and has run down receivers from behind. Could be the top recruit in the state. Here is a link to his highlights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pYE2HJGHOU&t=138s

 

Paul Phillips

JR DT/C

Height: 6.03

Weight: 260

3 Star Recruit

 

Positives

  • Great size
  • Maintains blocks

Negatives

  • Average speed

Overall

Paul has great size and strength. He maintains his blocks and drives defenders downfield. “Mean streak” type player who can block in space, and get to the next man or level on a screen. Could be a DI FCS or DII prospect. Here is a link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJP0b-EIF_k

 

Leland Jones

JR ATH

Height: 6.01

Weight: 205

4 Star Recruit

 

Positives

  • Great first step
  • Good instincts around the ball

Negatives

  • Needs bulk

Overall

Leland is a hybrid defender that has a nose for the football, and is always swarming to it. He is a sure tackler and uses his speed and instincts to made plays. He has a great first step off the ball and uses it to get to the ball carrier. Could be a DI FBS or FCS prospect. Here is a link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNinJ_NRdxE

 

Bryton Constantin

JR LB/TE

Height: 6.02

Weight: 220

4 Star Recruit

 

Positives

  • Good speed
  • Good strength

Negatives

  • Needs bulk

Overall

Bryton has good strength and size and uses them to fight off blocks, and wrap up the ball carrier. He is a decent route runner and shows promise with run blocking. He should try to add some extra bulk in the off-season. Could be a DI FBS prospect. Here is a link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6mppNOXya4&t=6s

 

John Gordon McKernan

JR QB

Height: 6.01

Weight: 195

3 Star Recruit

 

Positives

  • Good down field vision
  • Good pocket awareness

Negatives

  • Throwing mechanics
  • Footwork

Overall

John has good pocket awareness and is able to move around in the pocket, which allows him to extend plays. He has good down field vision and is able to go through his progressions. However, he needs to work on his throwing mechanics and technique in the off-season. He should also look to focus his footwork especially when driving off his back foot on deep passes. Here is a link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaFm7wJPuuU

 

Michael Hollins

JR RB/MLB

Height: 5.11

Weight: 205

4 Star Recruit

 

Positives

  • One cut back
  • Good blocker

Negatives

  • Needs bulk

Overall

Michael has good size and great strength. He is a one cut runner that gets up field in a hurry and pulls away from defenders with his speed. Could be a DI prospect at the FBS level. Here is a link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjei4gP-DWU

 

Makiya Tongue

Photo Credit Michael Demoker

JR WR

Height: 6.02

Weight: 205

4 Star Recruit

 

Positives

  • Great hands
  • High points ball

Negatives

  • Sometimes catches ball into body

Overall

Makiya is a big receiver that has great hands and great strength. He uses his strength well on run blocking and to win contested balls against DBs. However, he does sometimes catch the ball into his body, this can be fixed if worked on during the off-season. Could be a DI FBS/FCS prospect. Here is a link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_eG9f6awII

 

Gideon Cueller

JR SS/RB

Height: 6.0

Weight: 185

3 Star Recruit

 

Positives

  • Great strength
  • Form tackler

Negatives

  • Needs bulk

Overall

  • Gideon has good speed and great strength that he combines with good instincts and a nose for the football. He is a form tackler and usually stops the ball carrier from gaining extra yardage after the initial hit. He should look to add a little bit of bulk to his frame in the off-season. Could be a DI FCS prospect. Here is a link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8d5aD7lT-A

 

Doryan Harris

JR WR/CB

Height: 5.08

Weight: 155

4 Star Recruit

 

Positives

  • Great hands
  • Great route runner

Negatives

  • Needs bulk

Overall

Doryan is an exceptional receiver with great hands and speed, whose feet never stop moving. He catches the ball away from his body and uses his route running ability to create separation from defenders. He should look to add some bulk to his frame during the off-season, because he is often brought down by the first or second defender. Could be a DI FBS/FCS prospect. Here is his link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5HCrNbxOD8

 

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