DHS’ Nelson and Richard verbally commit
Halfback/safety Jerico Nelson announced that he has verbally committed to play for Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Nelson, who Rivals.com ranked as the 23rd best overall athlete in the country, committed to Purdue after being recruited by Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Miami (Fla.) and Tennessee.
The fleet-footed halfback who rushed for over 1,100 yards and scored 15 touchdowns during the Wildcats 15-game 2007 season is expected to play safety for the Boilermakers.
Nelson intercepted 2 passes for the Wildcats in 2006 and he picked off 8 passes playing safety as a sophomore.
The 5-9 ½, 198 pound athlete is the highest rated football player to verbally commit to the Boilermakers during the recruiting process.
Nelson was recruited to Purdue by Boilermaker running back coach Joel Thomas.
While Nelson is taking his football skills out of state, Destrehan outside linebacker Chris Richard has decided to stay in the state of Louisiana to play his college football.
The 6-0, 195 pound standout outside linebacker, who projects to a strong safety spot in the college ranks, has verbally committed to play football at UL-Lafayette.
Richard, an all-district linebacker for the Class 5-A state champion Destrehan Wildcats, was being recruited by Louisiana Tech, Purdue and Southern Mississippi in the recruiting process.
Richard was ranked as one of the top 7 safety prospects in the state of Louisiana, and the Ragin’ Cajuns are very familiar with the talent in the River Parish area.
Former Destrehan head coach Tim Rebowe coaches the safeties for UL-Lafayette.
Nelson and Richard join quarterback Jordan Jefferson and wide receiver Tim Molton, who both verbally committed to play for LSU to accept football scholarships from the unbeaten 2007 state championship squad.
Questions? Comments? Email Mike Detillier at email@example.com.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
Local union workers at Shell and Motiva refineries in Norco went on strike after...
A Killona man faces felony animal cruelty charges after the St. Charles Parish...
Rather than rely on “hopes and prayers” to find funding for the West Bank hurricane...
Most nonprofits would, in a perfect world, want to pay their volunteers. But for...
The St. Charles Herald-Guide announces the hiring of reporters Anna Thibodeaux and...
When Hahnville wrestler Kendrick Jones won the LHSAA Division I state championship...
Andrews Remodeling has over 25 years of experience in home remodeling, repair and additions. No job is too big or too small. We guarantee all of our work and believe the job is not complete until the customer is satisfied.
HHS sophomore named top prospect - 3677 views
Hahnville sophomore Austin Perrin is turning heads of Division 1 baseball coaches here in Louisiana and across the South.