Offense: Top 40 Hits in New Orleans
Luther Ambrose
Luther Ambrose
abone@scout.com
Posted Apr 27, 2007


The Scout.com All-American Combine in New Orleans April 21 brought us some new names to watch for in 2007 as well as players who had dominating junior seasons. The 40-yard dash is not the most important factor in recruiting, but the first questions asked of a player: height, weight and 40-time. Scout.com presents the top 40-yard dash performers at each position on offense.

Top 40-yard dash performers in New Orleans:

Quarterbacks:

Josh Jordan
Josh Jordan--St. Amant, (La.) 6-4.5, 200, 4.61
Jordan had a great junior campaign completing 102 of 209 for 1,350 yards with 11 touchdowns. He also recorded 333 yards rushing on 84 attempts. His schools of interest include Auburn, Vanderbilt, UConn, Louisiana Tech and Louisiana Lafayette.

Ryan Broussard
Ryan Broussard--Lafayette-Northside, (La.) 5-11.5, 156
Broussard's junior campaign was successful at the receiver position with 46 catches for 852 yards and four touchdowns.

Jordan Jefferson
Jordan Jefferson--Destrehan, (La.) 6-4, 198, 4.95
Jefferson broke his wrist in the fifth game of his junior season, but he managed to return and play in his team's final play-off game. He completed 81-of-143 for 1,600 yards, 20 touchdowns and only four interceptions in six games. Jefferson awaits his first scholarship offer, and he hears from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Miami, Ole Miss, UConn and Stanford.

Running Backs:

Luther Ambrose--St. James, (La.) 5-8.5, 154, 4.29
Ambrose's 40-time caught the attention of all in attendance. He rushed for over 1,300 yards during his junior season with 12 touchdowns. He holds a scholarship offer from Ole Miss and hears regularly from Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Florida, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Arkansas.

Brandon Bolden
Brandon Bolden--Baton Rouge-Scotlandville, (La.) 5-11, 208, 4.47
Bolden holds a scholarship offer from Baylor and more are expected after his solid combine performance. He has an early list of favorites including Baylor, LSU, Auburn, Georgia Tech and Wisconsin.

Albert Richard
Albert Richard--Picayune, (Miss.) 5-6.5, 156, 4.50
Richard rushed for over 2,000 yards during his junior year and scored 33 touchdowns. College favorites include LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Southern Miss.

Wide Receivers:

Wayne Jacobs
Wayne Jacobs--New Orleans-O.Perry Walker, (La.) 5-5, 198, 4.41
Jacobs was a sleeper before the combine, but he turned some heads with his speed.

DeAndre Brown
DeAndre Brown--Ocean Springs, (Miss.) 6-6.5, 220, 4.52
Brown is a Scout.com four-star receiver who had a solid junior season recording 21 passes for 350 yards and seven touchdowns. He also carried the ball 15 times for 338 yards and six touchdowns and completed three of five passes for 170 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Brown added two kick-off returns for scores as well. He holds numerous scholarship offers including Alabama, Auburn, LSU, South Carolina and Tennessee.


Kiam McGee--McComb, (Miss.) 6-2, 186, 4.52
McGee recorded 18 receptions for 360 yards and three touchdowns during his junior campaign. Schools showing interest include Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Tulane.

Offensive Lineman:


Dallas Thomas--Baton Rouge-Istrouma, (La.) 6-5, 252, 5.27
Thomas made a great impression during his junior season and was awarded All-State grading out at 92-percent and not allowing a sack for the year. His scholarship offer sheet will continue to grow with several schools already on board: LSU, Ole Miss, Baylor, Tulane, Houston and Louisiana Tech.

Dyron White
Dyron White--Slidell, (La.) 6-5, 276, 5.28
White is gaining momentum going into spring evaluations. His junior campaign was impressive not allowing a sack and receiving honorable mention All-State. Florida, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Michigan, UConn, Miami and Vanderbilt are the schools keeping a close watch.

Kevin Saia
Kevin Saia--Geismar-Dutchtown, (La.) 6-2, 260, 5.29
Saia was named All-District, All-Parish, All-Metro and honorable mention All-State in 2006. Ole Miss, Louisiana Tech are showing interest, and he holds a scholarship offer from Tulane. He has been to Ole Miss and Mississippi State for Junior Day. His dream is to play in the SEC.

This is Part 1 of a two part series with Top 40 Hits for Defense to follow.

Stay with Scout.com as we continue to track these high school prospects throughout the 2007 season.

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