The Southeastern Louisiana football team finalized its list of midyear additions Thursday, when coach Ron Roberts announced two players who previously participated at the Football Bowl Subdivision level would continue their athletic endeavors in Hammond.
The newest Lions are defensive back Derrick Raymond (6-1, 175) and wide receiver Chris Briggs (6-5, 214). Raymond, who comes to Hammond from LSU, will have three years remaining. Briggs, who previously played at Southern Miss, will have one year of eligibility and will sit out the 2014 season.
The latest secondary addition is Raymond, who redshirted at LSU in 2012 and did not see action for the Tigers in 2013. ESPN rated Raymond the state’s No. 35 prospect coming out of East Jefferson High.
Briggs has spent three seasons in Hattiesburg, appearing in 31 games and totaling 26 catches for 368 yards and a touchdown. Prior to enrolling at Southern Miss, Briggs was an all-state performer at Franklinton, where he hauled in 54 passes for 867 yards and 15 touchdowns for the Class 4A state champions as a senior. Coming out of FHS, he was rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and a two-star recruit by Scout.com.
The rest of the Southeastern signing class will be announced Feb. 5.