Destrehan RB, DT to land at Alabama, Tulane

Destrehan defensive tackle Noah Taliancich.

Destrehan’s senior class of football stars have already sent some major waves through the recruiting ranks by announcing where they’re headed – or, in one case, where they’re not headed after all.

Running back Kyle Edwards spent the past two seasons as part of a potent one-two punch with current LSU freshman John Emery, who made an impressive debut for the Tigers this season. But though Emery cast a large shadow, Edwards certainly wasn’t obscured by it, shining brightly himself—and the University of Alabama noticed. Edwards officially committed to be part of the Crimson Tide program via Twitter.

“Today is the day where I will make one of the biggest decisions of my life, and before I do I would like to thank God and my family for always being there for me and being my motivation … my brother for inspiring me to play football … all the coaches and people who impacted my life … my team for always pushing me and working every day to help me get better. Especially have to thank my Mudcats cause I can’t make things happen without them … I am very blessed and excited to say that I will be committing to the University of Alabama,” Edwards said via the late August post.

Kyle Edwards of Destrehan

Defensive tackle Noah Taliancich made his decision early in the summer, electing to commit to Tulane, a school he’s long been a fan of and aspired to attend.

Taliancich has been a jack of all trades for the Destrehan defense: he’s played middle linebacker, outside linebacker and defensive end, respectively, in each of the past three seasons. He brings a mix of size, strength, suddenness and agility that few nose tackles can boast. At the college level, he projects as an end.

“Everyone that knows me can tell you that I’ve been a huge Tulane fan all my life,” Taliancich said via Twitter. “I remember going to the Superdome from a young age to go watch the Green Wave on Saturdays. It is truly home to me … I would like to announce my commitment to Tulane! I am living out a dream I never thought was possible! I want to thank God, my parents, family, coaches and friends. None of this would be possible without them!”

Taliancich originally committed to Louisiana-Lafayette, but shifted gears in May. He thanked ULL head coach Billy Napier in the post and said Napier “supported every decision” Taliancich has made.

Until recently, it was thought four-star recruit Quincy Brown was headed to Mississippi State after committing to the Bulldogs program over the summer. But he announced Wednesday on Twitter that he was recommitting, reopening the race to land the 6’4 wide receiver among major schools.

Among other schools interested in Brown have been LSU, Georgia, Texas A&M and Florida.

Brown hauled in 33 receptions for 589 yards and six touchdowns as a junior last season, leading the Wildcats in yards and touchdowns. Destrehan’s receptions leader was Quinton Torbor, who caught 36 passes for 510 yards and five touchdowns—Torbor and Brown were to be teammates again, as Torbor currently is preparing for the 2019 season as a Mississippi State Bulldog himself, but it appears Brown will be headed elsewhere once his senior year is through.

 

 

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