Wednesday, February 7, 2007

LSU Signee Will Blackwell

A blue-chip defensive lineman rated among the best in the nation at his position ... Extremely strong with a great work ethic and a knack at stopping the run ... Comes from a winning program after leading West Monroe to consecutive state titles in 2004 and 2005 ... Ranked in's Top 100 for 2007 ... Member of the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen, New Orleans Times Picayune's Blue-Chip List and Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 ... Started sophomore through senior seasons and was named to the Class 5A all-state first team twice ... Finished his senior season with 54 tackles four forced fumbles, recorded four sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown ... Racked up 80 tackles and eight sacks as junior ... Bench presses 325 pounds and squats 525 pounds ... Coached by Don Shows ... Grandson of longtime West Monroe defensive coordinator Jerry Arledge ... Born Jan. 24, 1989.

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