Sunday, June 10, 2007
Another new 2008 commitment - Ryan St. Julien
Yesterday, another new 2008 commitment came out of the closet. Ryan St. Julien, cornerback, 6'1" 169#, 4.6 40, out of Catholic High - New Iberia, announced his verbal commitment to LSU. He is likely to be rated as a 3-star to start.
You can tell from those numbers that he is rather slightly built at this point. Some would say that he isn't particularly fast either, but I've given my opinions on 40 times in the past. If you don't like his 40, take a look at his vertical jump. It's reported at an impressive 30 inches, which is probably 24 inches higher than mine.
He was high school teammates with incoming recruits Mitch Joseph and Josh Dworaczyk (TE and OL respectively). Catholic High - Pointe Coupee therefore is become a real feeder school for LSU.
This is looking like it may be a big class for corners and safeties. Robby Green of John Curtis and Prentiss Waggner of Clinton High are both going to be 4-star players, and we're looking out of state at 5-star TJ Bryant and a few other 4-stars. We could sign 4 corners this season.
I don't know a whole lot about Ryan St. Julien except that he has an excellent name. Just say it, Ryan St. Julien. Obviously he's going to have to bulk up at least a little, but with a 6'1" frame, that shouldn't be a big problem. He's probably still growing, and he looks like he may end up being a rather tall corner. Typically, cornerbacks run in the 5'11" to 6'1 range, and Ryan is already reportedly at the high end of that.