Destrehan back offered by Alabama

John Emery
John Emery is being recruited by numerous major schools. The Destrehan back earned an offer from national champion Alabama recently.

Destrehan running back John Emery still has his senior season with the Wildcats ahead of him, but he’s already got his share of offers to play at the collegiate level — including one from the defending National Champions.

Emery received an official offer from the University of Alabama this month, the Crimson Tide added to a list of suitors that include LSU, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida State, who have extended offers of their own.

The 6-foot, 200 pound back is considered by many as the state’s top running back recruit in the Class of 2019. Despite missing several games due to a broken wrist suffered against East St. John in Week 6 of the regular season, Emery rushed for 1,004 yards and eight touchdowns while catching 19 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns as a junior. In his sophomore season, he rushed for 1,323 yards and scored 15 touchdowns while splitting time with then-starter Kristian Mosley, averaging 10.6 yards per carry.

“He’s one of best running backs in the state and maybe the nation,” said Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux. “He’s a versatile kid who can run, make all the moves and catch ball out backfield. He’s a real smooth guy that’s a truly good back.

“He fights and fights and fights. I’ll take him any day. I want him on my team any day.”

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