UL notebook: Cajuns offer Acadiana High product, softball transfer signs, SBC statement on kickoff times

Tim Buckley
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

The Ragin’ Cajuns last week made a scholarship offer to Cameron George, an outside linebacker/defensive end from Acadiana High.

George reported the offer on his personal Twitter account.

One day after UL offered him, George also was offered by Conference USA members Florida Atlantic and Texas-San Antonio.

The Class of 2021 recruit also tweeted earlier this month that he has picked up offers from Navy and Air Force along with ones from Southland Conference members McNeese and Nicholls.

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UL has offered Acadiana High's Cameron George.

He also was offered previously by South Alabama and Coastal Carolina of the Sun Belt, and Lamar, Southeastern Louisiana and Northwestern State of the Southland.

Ivy League members Princeton Penn, Cornell and Dartmouth also have extended George roster offers, according to his Twitter account.

A few other UL recruiting notes:

» UL made an offer last week to East Central (Mississippi) Community College athlete JD Martin, a Class of 2021 recruit who has tweeted that he also was offered by Nebraska earlier this month, Maryland last month, Southern Mississippi in March and Western Kentucky along with fellow Sun Belt Conference members UL Monroe, Troy and Coastal Carolina in April.

» Langham Creek (Texas) High outside linebacker/athlete Jayhvion Gipson, who counts UL among the dozen-plus programs that have offered him, tweeted Monday that he plans to announce his commitment plan next week.

» Fullerton (California) College tight end Lucas Luft, who is eligible to transfer this year, tweeted last week that he was offered by the Cajuns.

» Beau Chene High Class of 2021 offensive lineman recruit Devon Manuel tweeted last weekend that UL is on his top-eight list, along with Arkansas, Michigan State, Iowa, Kansas, Iowa State, Houston and Central Florida.

» The Cajuns also made offers last week, according to tweets from the recruits, to Donald Lee, a cornerback from Klein Oak High near Houston, and Caden Costa, a Class of 2021 kicker from Mandeville High.

Costa also was offered by Air Force this month.

Lee’s other offers in May include ones from Houston, Arkansas State of the Sun Belt and Washington State.

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The UL softball team on Tuesday announced the signing of transfer Karly Heath, a pitcher and outfielder who spent the past two seasons at South Carolina.

“Karly (Heath) is one of those rare athletes who possess the ability to win games not only in the circle, but with her offensive abilities that include speed on the base path and power from the left side,” Cajuns coach Gerry Glasco said in a statement. “Her speed and size, to go along with a strong arm, makes her a very capable outfielder as well.”

Heath, from North Augusta High in South Carolina, appeared in 44 games including 21 starts as an outfielder and hit .315 with five home runs and 16 RBIs when she was a freshman in 2019.

She also appeared in 15 games including 11 starts as a pitcher that season, compiling an 8-0 record with a 2.48 ERA.

Heath went 5-0 in the circle during the coronavirus-abbreviated 2020 season.

She becomes the third NCAA Division I transfer for UL since the season ended in March, joining former Arizona pitcher Vanessa Foreman and ex-Arizona State infield Jade Gortarez.

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The Sun Belt and other leagues released a joint statement Tuesday regarding kickoff times for 2020 season football games, issued on behalf of the Football Bowl Subdivision Conferences, along with CBS Sports, ESPN, FOX Sports and their affiliated networks.

It read: "Collectively, the conferences and television networks have agreed to an extension for determining college football’s early season game times beyond the standard June 1 deadline. These kickoff times and network designations will be announced at a later date as we all continue to prepare for the college football season."


Cajuns outside linebacker Joe Dillon and guard Jasmine Thomas of the UL women’s basketball team were honored recently as the school’s Comeback Athletes of the Year.

Dillon missed the 2018 season with a hip injury that required major reconstructive surgery, then returned to record 45 tackles last season.

Thomas missed the 2018-19 season with a knee injury but came back to play in 17 games including 14 starts during a 2019-20 season interrupted by yet another injury.

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According to the Fort Bend Herald in Texas the UL women’s basketball team picked up a non-binding verbal commitment last week from Foster High Class of 2021 forward Alicia Blanton.


According to Texas Recruiting Report the UL basketball team recently put out an offer to 6-foot-8 Ja’Vier Francis, a Class of 2021 recruit from Westbury Christian School in Houston who is ranked by Rivals.com as the nation’s No. 24 power forward prospect.

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