HHS linebacker commits to Texas A&M

DHS receiver will choose between top programs on signing day

Hahnville linebacker Dwaine Thomas will live out his dream to play in the Southeastern Conference. After a trip to Texas A&M over the weekend, the standout defender verbally committed to the Aggies.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive end turned linebacker had originally committed to Louisiana Tech and then to the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. But when John Chavis left LSU following the Music City Bowl to become the new defensive coordinator at Texas A&M, the longtime SEC defensive coordinator set his sights on landing Thomas.

“I grew up watching LSU and their defense under coach (John) Chavis and it has been a dream of mine to play in the Southeastern Conference,” Thomas said. ‘LSU had some great defenses under coach Chavis and I am grateful to get that opportunity to play for him.”

Thomas was considered one of the most underrated prep prospects in the state of Louisiana after converting from defensive end to linebacker for Hahnville.

He was an All-State selection for Class 5A as a senior and it is uncertain whether he will project as an inside or outside linebacker for Texas A&M. With his unique athleticism and foot speed, it is expected he will start off at outside linebacker due to his pass rush potential.Merritt to announce on National Signing DayDestrehan High School star wide receiver Kirk Merritt will announce his school of choice on National Signing Day. Merritt is one of the elite wide receiver prospects in the state of Louisiana.

He had 26 catches for 440 yards and four touchdowns as a senior. He also rushed for 618 yards on just 46 attempts while scoring seven touchdowns.

The speedy slot wide receiver says that he will chose between Oregon, Alabama, Texas A&M and Auburn on Feb. 4.


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