by Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com Owner
In our final preseason feature on each position, we take a look at student-athletes who don’t belong in one category or the other. These talented players can do it all at any position, offense or defense.
We look forward to seeing all of our Louisiana high school football players taking the field this fall in pursuit of championship gold.
Austin Ausberry, University Lab
6-1 | 205 | Undecided | Class: Senior (2022)
The eldest of the Ausberry brother’s has attracted a ton of offers due to his versatility and willingness to play in whichever sport can help position his team to win the game. The four-star athlete has offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Houston plus more and although his primary position is at defensive back, look for Ausberry to excel at wherever he may be playing on the gridiron.
Jaiden Ausberry, University Lab
6-2 | 200 | Undecided | Class: Junior (2023)
One of the nation’s top five-star athletes still has two seasons as a player at University Lab but huge opportunities are on the horizon. Jaiden Ausberry does whatever is needed for his team whether its at linebacker or in an offensive position. He led the Cubs in tackles (80) as a sophomore and even recorded 12 sacks. With interest from the nation’s top programs including Alabama, Ohio State, LSU, Georgia and more, Ausberry will be fun to watch and could end up joining his older brother. The two would make a fantastic pair of athletes to have.
Aviyon Butler, Ponchatoula
6-3 | 205 | Undecided | Class: Junior (2023)
Butler is one of many Ponchatoula student-athletes expected to make an impact at whichever position they are requested to play at. As a junior, Butler has received an offer from Virginia and could possibly have a slew of other interested programs at his front door by the end of the 2021 season.
Javae Gilmore, Amite
6-4 | 190 | Undecided | Class: Senior (2022)
Gilmore has been a great asset for the Warriors over the span of his high school career. During his junior season, he only played in eight games but recorded 54 tackles, five sacks, broke up five passes and picked off three passes. His ability to play in positions all across the field has drawn interest as the three-star still has a lot to prove in Amite.
Kendrick Law, Captain Shreve
6-0 | 195 | Undecided | Class: Senior (2022)
Kendrick Law has done it all at Captain Shreve. From playing multiple positions on offense to transitioning over to play defense most times in the same game, Law has proved his worth and college programs have taken notice. Where he is the most fun to watch is on special teams as he returned a kickoff 90 yards last season while his longest punt return was 55 yards. He rushed for over 100 yards and caught 32 passes for 465 yards and three touchdowns. There are not many high-profiled collegiate teams who haven’t offered the four-start athlete and with Law taking his recruitment into the fall, everyone is sure to get one hell of a show before his next step up.
Richard Lumpkin, Jeanerette
5-10 | 175 | Undecided | Class: Junior (2023)
Lumpkin has been a valuable starter for Jeanerette during his young prep career and his stock has risen each year. With Mississppi State, Virginia Tech and Virginia already having offered the junior multi-sport athlete, many predict that he could have more offers on the way as the 2021 season progresses. Don’t sleep on this kid and be sure to keep up as he has the ability to play any position at any given time.
Jacoby Mathews, Ponchatoula
6-2 | 215 | LSU | Class: Senior (2022)
Jacoby Mathews will be a household name in the not too distant future as the LSU commit excels at anything he tries on the field. The five-star athlete can do it all as he proved in 2020 when he passed for over 850 yards while having rushed for over 500 yards while totaling 19 touchdowns across the board. That is when he wasn’t chasing down the ball from defensive standpoint. The elite talent displayed by the multi-sport athlete will be a of worth for the Tigers next fall and will be fun to watch for years to come.
Khai Prean, Ascension Catholic
6-1 | 190 | Undecided | Class: Junior (2023)
Prean has consistently turned heads throughout his playing career and the two-way player has a lot more to prove this upcoming season. The four-star athlete can be dangerous in the backfield and wreck havoc on every defense he comes across. Across the line, Prean has been an asset as a defensive back and is able to pick off anything in his vicinity.
Amorion Walker, Ponchatoula
6-3 | 180 | Notre Dame | Class: Senior (2022)
Ponchatoula’s Amorion Walker committed to Notre Dame earlier in the year and will have one last season to show everyone why he is taking his talents to one of college football’s elite programs. Despite missing a few games last season due to injury, expect Walker to come back with full vengeance and improve his craft even more. As a sophomore, he caught 23 passes for 484 yards and two touchdowns.
D’Wanye’ Winfield, Lutcher
6-2 | 210 | Undecided | Class: Junior (2023)
Winfield is one of the top dual threat quarterbacks in the state that a casual football fan would want to go witness. His ability to find his receivers in open space and his footwork to help escape the pocket will have multiple DI recruiters knocking down his door as the season progresses. With over 1,300 yards passing and 750 yards rushing as a sophomore, Winfield leaves defenses guessing as to how to defend the talented athlete. It would be wise to not forget his name come time for postseason play.
Others To Watch:
• Kelvin Black, North Caddo
• Herman Brister, Southern Lab
• Jerimiah Brown, Acadiana
• Germonie Davis, Cecilia
• Jai Eugene, Destrehan
• Torey Lambert, Brother Martin
• Aeneaus Lemay, West Feliciana
• Jaylin Lucas, Terrebonne
• Richard McKneely, Liberty Magnet
• Leroy Paige, Holy Cross