- Gary Laney, Reporter, GeauxTigerNation
The early kickoff for last week's 24-19 LSU win over Texas A&M kept 2014 ESPN Watch List member Trey Quinn (Lake Charles, La./Barbe) from going to see the two schools that have been the first to offer him scholarships.
Quinn had a Friday night game, a 49-7 win over Moss Bluff, La./Sam Houston, to play. His father, Dave Quinn, said waking up early to head to College Station for an 11 a.m. kickoff was too tough a task.
"You want to get the full experience," he said. "You want to be able to visit with coaches before the game, all that, instead of just trying to get there for kickoff."
So, he said, a visit to College Station will still happen this fall, but later this season.
The elder Quinn did, however, have news: His son's offer list had grown. Ole Miss and Duke have both recently offered his son. He said other schools are showing a lot of interest, but are waiting until spring to make formal offers.
As for Friday's game, Quinn caught 8 passes for 150 yards against an outmanned Sam Houston squad. None of his plays were particularly spectacular simply because they often came easily as the Broncos secondary gave plenty of cushion out of fear of the big play, making the pitch-and-catch between Quinn and quarterback Kennon Fontenot fairly easy.
Fontenot -- who at 5-foot-10 is a prolific prep passer, but is considered a better baseball prospect in the 2014 class-- also connected on a pair of touchdown passes to Desean Smith, the 2013 ESPN 150 tight end already committed to LSU. On both touchdowns, Smith simply got behind the defense and at 6-foot-4 provided an easy downfield target for Fontenot.
Smith was one of the seniors honored at Barbe's senior day, a clear sign that the prep season is moving to its final stages. Barbe, which has already beaten traditional Louisiana powers Shreveport/Evangel, Scott/Acadiana and Carencro/Carencro, will be heavy favorites in its final two regular-season games.
In the post-season, Barbe will be one of the favorites in Louisiana's largest enrollment class (Class 5A) in a group hoping to knock off defending state champion and perennial power West Monroe/West Monroe, which features another top 2014 player in offensive lineman Cameron Robinson.
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