UL Head Coach Mark Hudspeth introduced his 2013 Signing Class to the Cajun Nation Wednesday afternoon. Defensive Signees in the class.
James Clark | Linebacker | 6-2 | 210 | Smellsmere, Fla. (Sebastian River HS)
High School: Third team all-state and First team all-district pick as a senior at Sebastian River High, playing for caoch Randy Bethel. . . made 52 tackles (33 solo) as a senior, recording 25 tackles for loss and 12 quarterback sacks to help team to an 8-3 record. . . also had 52 tackles (28 solo) as a junior, making 19 TFL and eight sacks. . . ranked as the No. 48 linebacker in the country by Scout.com. . . chose Louisiana over Auburn, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Rutgers, South Florida, West Virginia and WKU, according to Scout.com.
George Williams | Linebacker | 5'11 | 230 | Miami, Fla. (Hialeah HS)
High School: Second team all-state choice as a utility player as a senior at Hialeah High, playing for coach Marc Berman. . . ranked sixth on the Miami Herald 2013 Pre Spring Top 25. . . carried 30 times for 131 yards and a TD and caught six passes for 110 yards and a TD as a junior. . . defensively, made 89 tackles. . . three-year starter in football. . . a two-year starter in basketball, is currently averaging 10.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.6 steals this year. . . was reported to have scholarship offers from 25 schools, including Arkansas, Auburn, Knetucky, Miami, Ole Miss, Nebraska, West Virginia, Clemson, LSU, Florida State and Georgia, before selecting Louisiana. . . also made visits to Hawaii and Ole Miss. . . ranked as the No. 49 linebacker in the nation and the no. 39 player in Florida this year by Scout.com . . ranked among the top 50 at his position by three different recruiting sites.
Simeon Thomas | Defensive Back | 6-3 | 180 | Miami, Fla. (Carol City HS)
High School: ranked No. 20 in the Miami Herald list of the top Miami-Dade County recruits as a senior at Carol City High, playing for coach Harold Barnwell. . . made 35 tackles with two interceptions as a senior. . . played in the Nike Dade vs. Broward All-Star game. . . made 65 tackles with three interceptions as a junior. . . a three-star recruit, he was ranked No. 40 at his position by Scout.com. . . chose Louisiana over offers from Clemson, Hawaii, Syracuse, FIU, Florida state, LSU, Ole Miss, South Florida, UCF, Utah State and West Virginia.
Troy McCollum | Defensive Back | 6-1 | 170 | Miami, Fla. (North Miami Senior HS)
High School: Ranked No. 16 in the Miami Herald list of the top Miami-Dade County recruits as a senior at North Miami Senior, playing for coach Ed Williams. . . had 31 tackles (24 solo) with an interception as a senior. . . played in the Nike Dade vs. Broward All-Star game. . . had 49 tackles with an interception as a junior. . . chose Louisiana over offers from 21 schools, including Hawaii, Indiana, Utah State, WKU and FIU. . . three-star recruit by Scout.com, No. 128 CB in the country.
Cedrick Tillman | Cornerback | 5-9 | 180 | Greneda, Miss. (Greneda HS/Holmes C.C.)
Junior College: First team all-state choice as a freshman at Holmes CC, playing for coach Jeff Koonz. . . made 28 tackles (26 solo) as a sophomore, adding four TFL, two fumble recoveries and one INT. . . made 35 tackles as a freshman with two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. . . . . . chose Louisiana over offers from Middle Tennessee and Troy.
High School: First team all-state choice as a senior at Grenada High, playing for coach Lamar Pitcock. . . rushed for 762 yards and 11 touchdowns on 146 carries and caught 32 passses for 504 yards and three scores as a senior. . . had 1,616 all-purpose yards as a senior. . . voted “Mr Grenada” as a senior. . . voted team’s best defensive back as a junior after making four interceptions. . . also rushed 20 times for 232 yards and two touchdowns. . . lettered twice in both track and baseball. . . ran a personal best 10.6 in the 100. . . ran on the 4x100 relay team that finished third in the state. . . played left field on the baseball team.
Tracy Walker | Defensive Back | 6-2 | 180 | Brunswick, Ga. (Brunswick HS)
High School: First team 1-6A all-region choice as a senior at Brunswick High, playing for coach Victor Floyd. . . registered 67 tackles with five interceptions, two forced fumbles and seven TFL as a senior. . . also received all-area kudos. . . was an honorable mention pick as a junior after making 57 tackles with two interceptions. . . lettered twice in football and three times in basketball. . . helped hoops team to a 22-7 record and a regional title as a junior. . . has a 6-10 wingspan, runs a 4.5 in the 40 and has a 36-inch vertical leap. . . was involved with Navy, Air Force, The Citadel and Georgia Tech before signing with Louisiana. . . two-star recruit by Scout.com.
Carlton Perkins | Defensive Back | 6-0 | 190 | Walker, La. (Walker HS)
High School: Carried for 1,955 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior at Walker High, playing for coach Dwayne Severio. . . rushed for 1,387 yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore despite playing just eight games at running back. . . three-star recruit and the 34th best player in Louisiana and the No. 47 athlete nationally by 24/7Sports. . . chose Louisiana over offers from Memphis, Minnesota and North Texas.
Corey Trim | Cornerback | 5-11 | 180 | Baton Rouge, La. (Redemptorist H.S./Jones County C.C.)
Junior College: Helped team to a 6-3 record as a sophomore at Jones County CC, playing for former New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Ray Perkins. . . made 46 tackles as a sophomore (36 solo) with four interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. . . was a regular in the secondary as a freshman, making 10 tackles (eight solo) with one TFL. . . three-star recruit by Scout.com. . . ranked as the 27th-best junior college cornerback in the country by 247Sports.
High School: Two-time all-state selection while playing for coach Guy Mistretta at Redemptorist High. . . also earned all-metro and all-district kudos. . . three-star recruit out of high school by Scout.com.
Demeatre Casey | Defensive End | 6-4 | 220 | Homer, La. (Homer HS)
High School: Honorable mention all-state selection as a senior at Homer High, playing for coach Glen Kyle. . . had 168 tackles with 18 quarterback sacks as a senior to earn area defensive player of the year by the Shreveport Times. . . intercepted three passes, returning each of them for touchdowns. . . helped team to an 8-2 record and a district title. . . included as one of the top 30 seniors in the state ...three-star recruit by 247Sports. . .chose Louisiana over offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Louisiana Tech and McNeese State.
Courtney Miggins | Defensive End | 6-5 | 250 | Miller Grove High, Lithonia,GA.
High School: Named to Georgia Scout.com's 6A-All Regional Team after his senior season at Miller Grove high school. After finishing his junior season with 40 tackles, eight sacks and 10 tackles for a loss, Miggins heard from a number of programs during the summer incuding Ball State, Louisville, Georgia Tech, Auburn, South Carolina and others. Three Star Recruit and No. 70 DE Scout.com in the country.