LSU invited David Ducre to its junior day this past weekend. The Tigers offered a scholarship during the “Boys from the Boot” event–which is held each year by LSU for its top in-state talent.
It didn’t take long for Ducre–the nation’s No. 1 rated fullback prospect–to accept the offer. The 6-foot-0, 230-pound back is out of Lakeshore HS in Mandeville (La.). It seemed like almost a no brainer that once the prospect got an offer, he would likely commit either on the spot or pretty quickly afterwards. Schools like Tulane, Southern Miss, Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana Tech had already offered.
“I’m stoked because I have the opportunity to play with and compete against some of the best players that the country has to offer,” Ducre told Saturday Down South after his commitment on Wednesday. “The competition will only make me better. They love my physicality, strength, speed and my hands.”
Ducre isn’t a lumbering fullback who only blocks. He’s been clocked under 11 seconds in the 100-yard dash, and was third in a regional meet last year behind current LSU signee Leonard Fournette and Texas A&M signee Speedy Noil. He rushed for nearly 800 yards last fall, with 13 touchdowns–despite dealing with a high ankle sprain. He also is a weapon catching the ball out of the backfield.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings always follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings.