The vast number of collegiate scouts at Destrehan’s spring game last week was indicative of the level of talent that projects to the next level.
And while Destrehan running back John Emery has garnered plenty of attention from those teams, the Destrehan receiving corps has been quite popular as well at the next level.
Sophomore wide receiver Quincy Brown is the latest Wildcat to receive attention from college football’s power conferences, earning an offer from the University of Alabama.
Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said in addition to Alabama, Brown has drawn offers from Florida and Georgia notably among a host of other teams.
“He’s a good kid and he works extremely hard,” Robicheaux said. “He’s 6-foot-4 with long arms and he’s deceptively quick. He’s a good player and hopefully he’ll give us that back side playmaker where Justin (Jefferson) was so big for us in making things happen downfield.”
Brown finished his sophomore season with 14 receptions for 240 yards and three touchdowns, his 17 yards per catch tied for the high mark on the team.
It comes on the heels’ of fellow Wildcats receiver Quinton Torbor’s verbal commitment to Mississippi State last month. Torbor, a four-star wide receiver recruit as per Rivals.com, had received numerous offers, including from Auburn, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Tulane, Kentucky, Tennessee, Marshall, Memphis and South Alabama.
Torbor hauled in 34 receptions for 470 yards and six touchdowns, each of those numbers team-high marks. The versatile receiver was utilized in a variety of ways last season, lining up wide and also at running back.
While Emery suffered a season-shortening injury last season, it has not cooled teams at the next level’s interest in the nation’s fifth-ranked tailback recruit. Emery still topped the 1,000 yard barrier last season despite missing nearly half the regular season and a playoff game, going for 1,004 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.
Emery has notably been offered by LSU, Florida, Michigan, Mississippi State, USC, Alabama, Arizona, Ole Miss, among others.