October 13, 2008

Baseball commit tearing up the gridiron

In the midst of all the tremendous recruiting class for the class of 2009 at LSU, there is one commitment that you may not have heard of: New Orleans (La.) Isadore Newman quarterback Wes Luquette. That is because three-star prospect is a baseball commit despite having the ability to play football at a number of different programs.

On the gridiron, Luquette has his team off to a 5-0 start to the season and has plenty to be excited about.

"The season is going really good," Luquette said. "We're 5-0 and that's probably the best thing about it right now. I feel like I've been playing really good. We've only been playing about three quarters just because we've been beating people really bad. My completion percentage is way up and my interceptions are way down."

The increased accuracy was a focus of Luquette's heading into the season and the hard work appears to be paying off.

"My completion percentage, I tried to work on that a lot," he said. "I think it's mostly from experience. I've been playing for a couple seasons now. We worked a lot this summer on passing and stuff but I think it's just experience, about improving season to season."

Due to his athleticism, Luquette is also a threat on the ground for his high school. That athleticism also is a big reason why he is a highly regarded baseball commit. Despite football offers from Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana Tech, Luquette is not even considering playing football in college unless of course it would be in Baton Rouge.

"I'm committed to LSU right now for baseball," he said. "I've kind of talked about maybe trying to walk on just to give it a shot but I'm committed to LSU for baseball so I'm not taking any visits or anything."

This Friday Luquette and his teammates will face their toughest test of the season so far in St. James High School.


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