Miles take on defensive signees


6-5 * 286 * Defensive Tackle
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
University School of Nova South

HIGH SCHOOL : A participant in the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game with the Black Team …A three-star rated prospect by and No. 41 rated DT… Led University School of Nova South to a 3A State Championship in his senior season…Played on both offensive line and defensive line throughout high school… Also played basketball in high school … Coached by Roger Harriott.

PERSONAL : Son of Monasha White … Born Feb. 1, 1994.

MILE'S TAKE : "We liked Maquedius because he sounded like he could have been a descendant of a Roman emperor. Is a tall, rangy kid with a big nose. Could play A gap or B gap but we like him at nose tackle for obvious reasons."


6-3 * 235 * Linebacker
Jackson, La.
East Feliciana High School

HIGH SCHOOL: A consensus four-star recruit by all of the national recruiting services … An Under Armour All-American who competed for Team Nitro at the 2013 … Tabbed as the No. 3 ranked recruit in Louisiana by … The nation's fourth-ranked athlete by and 92nd overall prospect … A member of the Advocate Super Dozen … Named the Class 3A Defensive Most Valuable Player and a first-team Class 3A All-State selection while leading East Feliciana High School to a berth in the state semifinals with a 9-4 record in 2012 … Finished his senior season with 91 total tackles, including 17 sacks and 23 tackles for loss … Coached at East Feliciana High School by Cedric Anderson.

PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 2, 1994 … Parents are Wendell and Urhonda Beckwith … Brother, Wendell Beckwith, Jr., plays defensive end for Tulane University … Cousin, Darry Beckwith, was a two-time second-team All-SEC linebacker at LSU from 2005-08.

MILE'S TAKE : "One of the top linebackers in the country. Could play the Mike or Sam position for us if he was not named Kendell. Versatile player who can play outside when we play in outdoor arenas and inside when we play in domes. Good genes. Great hair."

6-5 * 241 * Defensive Line
Somerville, N.J.
Immaculata High School

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as a four star recruit by … Ranked as the No. 14 best defensive end in the nation by … Ranked as the No. 8 prospect in the state of New Jersey by … Participated in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl for the East squad … Clocked at a 4.80 40-yard dash time … Coached by Pierce Frauenheim.

PERSONAL: Mother is Corri Bower … Born February 18, 1995.

MILE'S TAKE : " I never heard of him until Wednesday morning when Brick Haley told me there was a big kid on tv with an LSU hat on we might want. Once I read about Bower I closed fast. Tall, rangy, quick man with long fingers on each hand. Should see early time.


5-9 * 181 * Athlete
Loranger, La.
Loranger High School

HIGH SCHOOL: Was LSU's first commitment for the class of 2013 … Played quarterback, running back, and cornerback for Loranger High School … Participant of the Under Armour All-American Bowl Game (Black Team) … Named to the Class 3A All-State Team at athlete … A four star prospect according to and Rivals250 member … Rated as Louisiana's No. 7 best overall prospect by … Nationally, rated No. 16 by … A member of the Advocate Super Dozen … A profound track athlete, in 2011 he was the Class 3A state championship in the 100m and 200m races … As a junior he broke the Louisiana state record in 55 meters in 6.25 seconds … Coached by Sam Messina

PERSONAL: Parents are Pamela and Jeryl Brazil Sr. … Born March 28, 1994.

MILE'S TAKE : "This kid can fly. Reminds me of the the little guy we used to have who was really fast whose name I can't remember. He can play nickel back, dime back but probably not quarter back for us. He is out first Brazilian player. After watching him run I will take a Brazilian more just like him."


6-4 * 275 * Defensive Tackle
Hope Mills, N.C.
South View High School

HIGH SCHOOL: Participated in the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game for the Black Team … Rated as a four star prospect by and Rivals250 member… Named the No. 6 player in the state of North Carolina by … Graded as the nation's No. 31 defensive tackle … Played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas … Named to the Associated Press North Carolina All-State Team … Posted 90 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and two sacks his senior season … … Earned first-team All-Mid-South 4A Conference honors his junior and senior year … Coached by Randy Ledford

PERSONAL: Parents are Tina Ward and Glen Gilmore … Born Nov. 28, 1994.

MILE'S TAKE : This Gilmore is no girl. He is a big man who can play tackle or end for us. We like his calves a lot. There is no alphabet in the gap he cannot play. Will play early for us in the B- gap and expect him to play in the B+ gap by mid-season."


6-5 * 245 * Defensive End
Memphis, Tenn.
Memphis Central High School

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as a five star recruit and Rivals100 member by … Recorded 57 tackles, seven tackles for loss, and seven sacks in his junior season at Memphis Central High School … Tallied 26 tackles, six for tackles for loss, two and a half sacks, and forced one fumble in his senior campaign … Rated as the No. 2 player in Tennessee by and No. 5 defensive end … Participated on the East Team in the US Army All-American Game where he recorded one sack for a 10-yard loss … Coached by Lynord Crutchfield

PERSONAL: Mother is Wahlisha Hawkins … Born September 9, 1994.

MILE'S TAKE : "Herron is a big man with enormous eyebrows. We like him every bit as much as Knukims...err...Nkero....err...Knisko....err... whoever the kid is who went to Ole Miss. Spit my bit when he went to Texas last week but all is forgiven. He will be another Markevious Bingo for us."


5-10 * 187 * Defensive Back
Destrehan, La.
Destrehan High School

HIGH SCHOOL: Caught 36 passes for 562 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Wildcat offense during the 2012 season … Honored for his performance as an honorable mention Class 5A all-state performer … Was named Rivals250 member, a four-star prospect and a No. 18 ranking among cornerback prospects rated by … One of the top prep prospects in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2013, earning a No. 8 ranking by … … A member of the Advocate Super Dozen … Emerged as one of Louisiana's top prospects as a sophomore with 35 carries for 300 yards and three touchdowns, 18 catches for 327 yards and four touchdowns and 275 return yards and two touchdowns on special teams … Coached in high school by head coach Stephen Robichaux.

PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 28, 1994 … Parents are John and Elaine Jefferson … Younger brother of former LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson.

MILE'S TAKE : Ricky is an amazing young man who can play almost any position on the field. We will try him first at safety. He will compete for that spot with a preferred walk-on, Robert E, Jarret Lee's little brother. Let the best man win."


6-3 * 245 * Linebacker
Lake Charles, La.
Washington-Marion High School

HIGH SCHOOL: Named by the Class 4A All-State Team as a junior and senior … Earned a three star rating from … Rivals listed him as the No. 29 inside linebacker in the nation and No. 23 in the state … Recorded 78 tackles and an interception as a junior and followed that with 125 tackles as a senior, missing three games with a knee injury … Also played quarterback in high school … A member of the Advocate Super Dozen … Coached by Freddie Harrison.

PERSONAL: Parents are Vicki and Troy Jones … Born Sept. 28, 1994 … Dad signed as a running back with Texas A&M out of high school and finished at McNeese State.

MILE'S TAKE: Big kid with the perfect mean-streak disposition for linebacker, plays like someone stole his lunch money. Love the name Melvin. Can play verticallly but also has great horizontalness. We like Melvin in the middle."


6-5 * 290 * Defensive Tackle
Lincoln, Neb.
Lincoln Southwest High School

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in December and enrolled at LSU in January … Honored as a Semper Fidelis All-American … Played all four positions on the defensive line as a senior in 2012 … Also started at both fullback and tight end … Registered 98 tackles with 14 tackles for loss on defense as one of the nation's elite defensive line prospects … Honored as a Class A first-team all-state pick and Nebraska super-state selection by the Lincoln Journal Star after the 2012 season … A three-star prospect and the No. 18-ranked strongside defensive end recruit by … Named the No. 2-ranked prospect in the state of Nebraska by … Started high school football career at Odessa Permian (Texas) before eventually moving to Lincoln, Neb. … Coached at Lincoln Southwest by Mark King.

PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 4, 1994 … Parents are David and Amy LaCouture … His dad was a four-year ice hockey letterwinner at the University of Maine where he was a key member of the Black Bears' 1993 NCAA National Championship squad.

MILE'S TAKE : Did not realize Christian was white until Brick showed me his picture. Will move him to offensive line so as not to challenge known stereotypes. Just kidding, lighten up Francis. We will use Christian's massiveness to our advantage on the defensive line. Has the reach to play A and B gap simultaneously."


6-1 * 234 * Defensive End
Wilson, N.C.
James B. Hunt High School

HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged nearly 10 tackles and a one sack per game … Recorded 134 tackles, 12 sacks and one safety in his senior campaign … Rated a three-star recruit by … ranks him the No. 11 player in North Carolina … Ranked as the No. 22 defensive end in the nation by … Participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl where he walked away with Defensive Player of the Year honors … Coach by Randy Raper.

PERSONAL: Mother is Cynthia Neal … Born May 17, 1995.

MILE'S TAKE : Lewis is a small defensive lineman. We like him because he plays large and enjoys wreaking havoc in the enemy's territory. We have strongly recommended his high school coach, Randy Raper, consider a name change. Maybe Jesse Raper or Harvey Raper, anything but Randy Raper."


6-2 * 218 * Defensive End
Winnfield, La.
Winnfield High School

HIGH SCHOOL: A skilled pass rushing defensive end who was one of LSU's first commitments in the Class of 2013 … Was a two-time Class 2A All-State selection, making 69 tackles and nine sacks along with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 2012 … … Led Winnfield to the 2011 Class 2A state championship game with a 14-1 mark … The 17th-ranked weak-side defensive end recruit nationally by … Coached at Winnfield by Andy Pyles.

PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 2, 1994 … Parents are Michael Patterson, Sr., and Kim Vincent.

MILE'S TAKE : Big kid who runs like a deer. We like his vision and that it is twenty in each eye. He is amphibious and can play left or right end for us. We have also recommended a name change for his Coach, Andy Pyles."


6-1 * 205* Linebacker
River Ridge, La.
John Curtis High School

HIGH SCHOOL: Honored as the Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the 2A All-State Team by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … Named to the 2012 Class 2A All-State team … Led John Curtis to a Class 2A State Championship in his junior and senior seasons, including a perfect 14-0 mark this season and national championship … Racked up 10 total tackles and scored a touchdown on a 80-yard fumble recovery in the 2012 Class-2A state title game … Earned MVP honors in the 2010 Class-2A Title Game with 21 tackles … A three-star recruit according to … Ranked as the No. 28 prospect in Louisiana by … Recorded 124 tackles in his senior season … Coached by J.T. Curtis.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 9, 1994 … Parents are Kesha Riley and Duke Bergham.

MILE'S TAKE : Anyone named Duke is okay with me. The kid has stones. Offered him a grayshirt and told us gray was not his color, he wanted a purple one. He is a tackling machine who can play linebacker, safety and especially special teams."


6-1 * 163 * Defensive Back
Pompano Beach, Fla.
Blanche Ely High School

HIGH SCHOOL: Participated in the Offense-Defense Bowl as a member of the defense … Earned a four star rating by … ranked him No. 26 at his position and No. 46 in the state of Florida … Coached by Charles Hafley

PERSONAL: Parents are Carol Scriven and Reginald Robinson … Born July 23, 1995.

MILE'S TAKE : You cannot have enough defensive backs on your team from Pompano Beach. Rashard has a lateralness about him you cannot teach. His wingspan is deceptive. Uses his pointy knees well to annoy receivers in coverage."


5-10 * 170 * Defensive Back
Shreveport, La.
Green Oaks High School

HIGH SCHOOL: Considered one of the nation's top cornerback prospects for the Class of 2013 … A five-star recruit as the nation's No. 4-ranked cornerback by … The top-ranked recruit in Louisiana by … Named a U.S. Army All-American and started in the secondary for the West … … A member of the Advocate Super Dozen … Played primarily as a quarterback during his prep career at Green Oaks High School … Passed for 593 yards and rushed for 306 yards while accounting for 11 touchdowns during a stellar senior season in 2012 … Honored as a first-team Class 3A All-state selection … Emerged as an elite prospect during his junior season in 2011 while passing for 1,710 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushing for 804 yards and eight touchdowns from the quarterback position … Added 45 tackles and four interceptions on the defensive side of the ball as a junior … Also a standout basketball player during his prep career while earning second-team Class 3A All-state honors as one of the state's top guards in the spring of 2012 … Coached by Spencer Heard.

PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 16, 1995 … Parents are David White and Lashawnita Ruffins … Related to former LSU All-America cornerback Morris Claiborne.

MILE'S TAKE : "Another descendant of a Roman Emperor. While no man should tell another man he likes his hips, I like the ones on Tre'davious. They are fluid and seemingly interchangeable. Tre'Davious, Jeryl Brazil, Ricky Jefferson and Robert E Lee give us many options in our return game."