Two star recruits from Barbe HS 

May, 25, 2012
After LSU looked outside of its state lines to land California quarterback Hayden Rettig, which continued a stretch since 2008 without a Louisiana signal-caller getting a scholarship to LSU, it might be easy to think Louisiana simply isn't producing high-powered passing offenses that churn out BCS-level quarterbacks.

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Cal Sport Media via AP ImagesLSU recruits enjoyed watching QB Zach Mettenberger sling the ball around during the spring game.
But take one look at the game tape of ESPN 150 tight end DeSean Smith (Lake Charles, La./Barbe), and it's easy to see that's not always the case.

In Barbe's pass-happy offense, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Smith is rated as the No. 4 H-back tight end in the nation by ESPN. He can be found split out wide, in the slot and every now and then as a true tight end.
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