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Neville - 2013 Schedule & Notes

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Notes about the Neville Tigers

They Move the Chains: Senior Andre Fuller makes the switch to quarterback after playing the past two seasons at defensive back and wide receiver. The lefty has a good arm and is versatile playmaker. ULM, Arkansas State and McNeese St. have already offered him a scholarship as an athlete. Fuller (6-0,200) is not afraid of contact and will be a force running the ball. Junior WR Kenova Turpin is a dangerous playmaker in space. Give him an inch and he will take 80 yards. They call him "video game" for a reason. His a, x, y and b moves are off the charts. Look for offensive coordinator Brett Lemoine to find ways to get Turpin into open spaces. TE Kylon Highshaw is a huge target at 6'5. He will certainly create some mismatches in the secondary. Senior David Patrick has the potential to be Neville's primary ball carrier, however expect to see Laurence Jones also in the backfield.

Blitz Patrol: All eyes will be senior defensive back Laurence Jones. He is a shutdown corner and will be the leader of the tigers defense. Ashari Goins is your typical Neville linebacker. Undersized at 5'9, 210 pounds, but he has a nose for the ball. He is a two-year starter who already has offers from McNeese St. and Southern. Up front the Tigers will be young, but much bigger than they have been in the past.

Cleats to Fill: How do you replace Mr. Louisiana Football John Diarse? You don't. Mickey McCarty and his staff realize the LSU freshman was a once in a lifetime player and they were just thrilled to have the opportunity to coach him for four seasons. Diarse did it all last season as he threw for 1,685 yards and 18 touchdowns while collecting 1,327 yards on the ground with 21 rushing touchdowns. As good as John was on the field, he may have been even better in the locker room. His leadership qualities will certainly be missed.

Unsung Hero: Senior Scott Ryder will not wow you with his size or speed, however the safety has game. Ryder (5'9,160) is a 3-year starter and will not be intimidated by any situation.

Ace Watch: With his exciting style, Turpin is a fan favorite and should be a regular on the Wendy's Friday Night Blitz. He has been "Ace worthy" the past two seasons, but gladly let the upper classmen race home with the t-shirts. Fuller and Jones will make weekly cases to be featured on the Monday night segment.

National Ink: Jones (6-2,215) has college coaches knocking down his door. has him ranked as the 26th best prospect in the country. Alabama and LSU are going to duke it out to land the talented defensive back.

Must-See Matchup: The Tigers will be put to the test early and often. Coming out of the starting gates the Tigers will have to get by Ruston, Acadiana and Ouachita. If they can get thru that portion of their schedule unscathed look out!

Postseason Prospects: With six starters returning on both sides of the ball, a strong nucleus is back from last year's state runner-up squad. A deep run into the postseason or a December visit to the Big Easy is expected by Tiger fans. See no reason why this year's squad will not be on the carpet again this season.

Coach Talk: : "There is not a big secret to our success. We have great kids who work hard to go along with a good coaching staff. Expectations are always high at Neville and we look forward to the new challenges of a new season." — Neville Coach Mickey McCarty

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