Weekend observations: Loranger, U-High 

September, 10, 2012
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I'll have a report about Friday's Loranger-U-High game in Tuesday's From the Road feature. But I wanted to share some additional thought's about Loranger's 26-21 win against U-High on Friday night. The game featured one LSU commit and a bevy of Tiger targets, and that amount of star power certainly did not disappoint. First thing's first: what a night for 2013 commit Jeryl Brazil (Loranger, La./Loranger).

1. Maybe Brazil should play offense after all: Brazil spent the early part of his recruitment as an athlete -- a tweener stuck between wide receiver and cornerback. That changed when he made an impressive showing at The Opening this summer, and ESPN scouts listed him as a cornerback and bumped him into the top 60 prospects in the ESPN 150. It makes sense that such a speedy player would wind up in one of the most athletic positions on the field.

But after watching Brazil dazzle against one of the state's best teams, it's hard to feel so sure. Brazil was a threat to go the distance every time he touched the ball -- which was every snap, as he played quarterback. The senior is also a track star for Loranger, and while it's easy to write off track speed on the football field, that's not the case here. It takes Brazil about a step and a half to reach his top speed, and if he gets two to three yards of space to run he's a liability to score a touchdown from any spot on the field. He did just that three times against the Cubs -- from as far away as 69 and 70 yards.
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