The Advocate’s Super Dozen for 2013

KENDELL BECKWITH

ATH, 6-3, 225, East Feliciana

Committed to LSU

Rankings: No. 41 ESPN, No. 68 24/7 Sports, No. 92 Rivals, No. 138 Scout

Stars: 4 (all services)

Noteworthy: Class 3A All-State defensive MVP. … Played in Under Armour All-American Game. … Invited to The Opening, a showcase event for elite prospects, last July. … In 10 games had 79 tackles (21 TFLs) including 16 sacks, three FR, two FF. Threw for more than 1,200 yards at quarterback. … Could play defensive end or linebacker in college.

JOSH BOUTTE

OG, 6-4, 305, Westgate

Committed to LSU

Rankings: No. 111 24/7 Sports, No. 116 Rivals, No. 162 Scout

Stars: 4 (24/7 Sports, Rivals, Scout), 3 (ESPN)

Noteworthy: Played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl. … Big, physical prospect capable of dominating opposing defenders. … Has good first step despite size. … Needs to improve pass protection, making first-year redshirt a strong possibility. … Recorded 23 knockdowns in a game with St. Thomas More in September.

JERYL BRAZIL

CB, 5-10, 184, Loranger

Committed to LSU

Rankings: No. 60 ESPN, No. 143 24/7 Sports No. 193 Rivals, No. 194 Scout

Stars: 4 (all)

Noteworthy: Class 3A All-State selection as an athlete. … Played in Under Armour All-America Game. … Participated in The Opening. … Possesses athleticism to be a slot receiver or cover corner but is likely to wind up in secondary. … One of the earliest commitments of the Les Miles era, pledging to LSU in July 2011, decommitted briefly but rejoined class and has helped Tigers recruit others.

JEREMY CUTRER

S, 6-2, 180, Jewel Sumner

Committed to LSU

Rankings: No. 177 Rivals, No. 195 24/7 Sports, No. 243 Scout

Stars: 4 (all services)

Noteworthy: Class 3A All-State selection. … Played in Semper Fidelis All-American Game. … A tough, physical player even though a bit lean. … Not afraid to deal a blow in the open field. … Needs to work on grades, bulk and agility, which likely will keep him off the field as a true freshman.

JOHN DIARSE

ATH, 6-0, 210, Neville

Committed to LSU

Rankings: No. 164 24/7 Sports, No. 197 Scout, No. 223 ESPN, No. 232 Rivals

Stars: 4 (all services)

Noteworthy: Named Louisiana’s Mr. Football for 2012. ... Played QB, earning Class 4A All-State offensive MVP and team MVP honors in 4A state title game. In 29-22 loss to Karr in state-title game, Diarse accounted for 299 of Neville’s 361 yards (148 yards rushing, 151 passing, two total TDs). … Played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl. ,,, Was 93 of 150 passing, 1,637 yards, 18 TDs, three INTs. Rushed 136 times for 1,259 yards, 20 TDs.e_SClBSTANDISH DOBARD

TE, 6-4, 245, Karr

Committed to Miami

Rankings: No. 136 ESPN, No. 202 Scout

Stars: 4 (ESPN, Scout), 3 (24/7 Sports, Rivals)

Noteworthy: All-State performer for Class 4A state champions. … Has prototypical tight end size and frame. … Excellent combination of blocker and pass catcher, though his hands have drawn criticism. … Can improve crispness of his route running but has lots of upside.

NOEL ELLIS

CB, 5-10, 170, Karr

Committed to Texas A&M

Rankings: No. 206 ESPN, No. 215 Rivals

Stars: 4 (all services)

Noteworthy: All-State performer for Class 4A state champions. … Played in Under Armour All-America Game. … Participated in The Opening and Gridiron Kings elite prospect events. … Possesses the speed and swivel hips needed to play tight man coverage, but lacks size.

RICKEY JEFFERSON

WR, 6-0, 190, Destrehan

Committed to LSU

Rankings: No. 193 Scout, No. 204 ESPN, No. 205 Rivals

Stars: 4 (all services)

Noteworthy: Younger brother of former LSU QB Jordan Jefferson. … Led Destrehan with 36 catches (five for touchdowns) for 562 yards. … Also played some running back. … Earned honorable mention Class 5A All-State honors. … Excels in gaining yards after the catch and separating from defenders.

MELVIN JONES

LB, 6-3, 245, Washington-Marion

Committed to LSU

Rankings: No. 171 24/7 Sports, No. 176 Scout

Stars: 4 (24/7 Sports, Scout), 3 (ESPN, Rivals)

Noteworthy: Class 4A All-State selection. … Recorded 80-plus tackles as a senior. … Brought a dominant, physical presence to QB spot for Washington-Marion, but raw passing skills make him a sure defensive prospect in college. Hard hitter as a MLB, possessing good tackling skills and speed.

DESEAN SMITH

TE, 6-4, 225, Barbe

Committed to LSU

Rankings: No. 68 Rivals, No. 133 24/7 Sports, No. 141 ESPN, No. 241 Scout

Stars: 4 (all services)

Noteworthy: Class 5A All-State. … Played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl. … Played WR in high school but projects as a tight end in college. … As a senior caught for 815 yards and 11 touchdowns. … Noted for his hands and ability to gain yards after the catch. Needs to improve his ability to defeat defenders at the line of scrimmage.

TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE

CB, 5-11, 170, Green Oaks

Committed to LSU

Rankings: No. 9 24/7 Sports, No. 18 Rivals, No. 58 Scout, No. 186 ESPN

Stars: 5 (24/7 Sports, Rivals), 4 (ESPN, Scout)

Noteworthy: No. 1 prospect in Louisiana according 24/7, Rivals and Scout. … Wowed observers at U.S. Army All-American Bowl with two big kick returns in the game and a pick six of LSU signee Hayden Rettig in practice. ... Class 3A All-State selection. … Lacks size but makes up for that with quickness and ability to close expertly on receivers.

TIM WILLIAMS

DE, 6-4, 230, University

Committed to Alabama

Rankings: No. 36 ESPN, No. 73 24/7 Sports, No. 113 Rivals, No. 167 Scout

Stars: 4 (all services)

Noteworthy: No. 1 prospect in Louisiana according to ESPN. … USA Today Second Team All-American. … Class 2A All-State selection. … Played in Under Armour All-American Game. … A bit undersized for a college DE but possesses explosive quickness and will chase down plenty of ball carriers.