It was a busy Monday for a handful of Louisiana prospects in the 2020 and 2021 classes as they picked up new scholarship offers ahead of the spring evaluation period. Here’s a look at some of the prospects who landed new scholarships to kick off the week.Holstein has officially busted through the Power 5 window with his first Southeastern Conference scholarship offer this week, with Missouri being the first team from the conference to join the race for his services.
The Missouri offer comes after a strong junior season for Holstein where he upped his completion percentage from 58-percent as a sophomore to 72-percent as a junior. He finished the year with 3,854 yards passing on 245-of-342 attempts with 47 touchdowns and seven interceptions for a QB rating of 139.8. In-state offers are in from Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana Tech, and out-of-state offers are now in from Missouri, Cincinnati, Southern Miss and Western Kentucky. Holstein is ranked as the No. 21 pro-style quarterback prospect in the country on the 247Sports Composite.The 6-foot-4, 265-pound rising senior out of North Louisiana has been a bit of a sleeper on the recruiting trail, but don’t expect him to be labeled as that much longer.
Colleges are beginning to take notice of the Stonewall native, the same hometown as former LSU linebacker Devin White. Mitchell has some impressive film coming off his junior season and was able to reel in an offer from Tulane on Monday. His first college offer came a couple weeks back when the Southern University staff made a move on the unranked prospect. He’s also coming off a junior season where he was a two-time state champion in track and field. At the LHSAA/All-State Sugar Bowl Track and Field meet last May, Mitchell won the 4A title in shot put (52-10.75) and discus (152-7.). Here’s a look at some clips from his junior year.It’s been an eventful month for Green, who had a nice showing at The Opening’s regional event in New Orleans last month and has added a handful of offers this spring. Southeastern became the latest team to offer him a scholarship when the Lions made its move on Monday.
Offers are now in from Tulane, Air Force, Louisiana-Lafayette, Nicholls State, Baylor, Southern and Southeastern. Green was part of a U-High team that won a state title in December, and he’s set to be back as a starter for the Cubs as a senior in 2019. At The Opening, Green measured in at 6-2.5, 303 pounds and recorded a 5.11 40-yard dash, a 4.88 shuttle and a 26.2-inch vertical jump. He was the lone offensive lineman to break 40-feet on the powerball toss, putting his SPARQ score at 97.14, the highest mark of any offensive lineman at the event.The Arkansas commitment out of New Orleans landed an offer from Louisville on Monday, and now his scholarship total has grown to 15 teams after committing to the Razorbacks in February. Vance is certainly one of the state’s top defensive backs in the 2020 class, and he’s ranked by 247Sports as a Top 25 overall prospect in Louisiana this cycle. Vance, who is coming off a strong junior year at Edna Karr, had a great showing at The Opening in New Orleans before going down with an injury. While he scratched his 40-yard dash time, Vance checked in at 5-foot-10, 152 pounds and clocked a 4.25 shuttle and a 34.7-inch vertical jump.
Ryan’s rise from his junior season through The Opening’s event in New Orleans has been well-documented. Ryan was a key member of LCA’s state title team in December, and he posted the best the highest SPARQ score (122.5) of any underclassmen in the country up to that point. At 5-foot-10.5, 193 pounds, Ryan clocked a 4.45 40-yard dash, a 4.37 shuttle and a 36-inch vertical jump. The following day, Colorado and Tennessee became his first two college offers. Then came a huge offer from LSU, which Ryan said certainly changed the outlook on his recruitment moving forward. Ryan’s uncle, Trev Faulk, and cousin, Kevin Faulk, were both standouts in purple-and-gold. Virginia also joined the fold, and on Monday, Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan reached out to the South Louisiana native with an offer. Ryan is expected to be one of Louisiana’s top prospects in the 2021 class.