Brazil surges up ESPN 150


Jeryl Brazil moved up the ESPN150 as fast as he runs the 40-yard dash.

After his camp-best 4.32 40-yard dash at The Opening at Beaverton, Ore., over the weekend, the Loranger, La./Loranger cornerback moved up to No. 60 and into the updated ESPN150 released Thursday.

Brazil was impressive all around at The Opening, showing better than expected coverage ability at cornerback and turning in times of 4.31 in the 20-yard shuffle, a 34-inch vertical leap and a 122.4 SPARQ rating.

Brazil jumped from No. 162, making him one of the big movers in the 150 and also the highest-ranked player in the LSU class, surpassing offensive tackle Ethan Pocic, who checked in at No. 75. The Tigers have four committed recruits in the 150. Offensive lineman Tevin Lawson is at No. 135 and tight end DeSean Smith is No. 143.

Wide receiver Chuck Baker (No. 179), athlete John Diarse (No. 203), quarterbacks Hayden Rettig (No. 208) and Anthony Jennings (No. 267) and defensive end Frank Herron (No. 267) are in the ESPN 300, giving LSU ESPN300 players among the 19 players committed so far.

The Tigers remain contenders for several ESPN300 players, including these ESPN150 playes: Wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones (No. 10), athlete Kendell Beckwith (who, at No. 15, is the top-rated prospect in Louisiana), defensive end Tim Williams (No. 28), athlete Max Redfield (No. 35), wide receiver James Quick (No. 58), safety Priest Willis (No. 59), cornerback Artie Burns (No. 69), defensive tackle Justin Manning (No. 91), safety Tahaahn Goodman (No. 96) and defensive tackle Greg Gilmore (No. 101).

In the rest of the ESPN300, LSU remains in the hunt for wide receiver Rickey Jefferson (No. 174), defensive end Stacy Thomas (No. 213), defensive end Torrodney Prevot (No. 243), defensive tackle Scott Pagano (No. 258) and cornerback William Likely (No. 286),