Here's a look at Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns' 2022 football recruiting class. It's heavy on Texas

Tim Buckley
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Seven of UL’s nine known Class of 2022 football commits are from Texas high schools.

Camron Cooper, an athletic defensive end from Dayton High, is the latest to commit to the Ragin’ Cajuns. He announced his  commitment on Twitter  July 18.

Two days later, Cooper – ranked as 247Sports’ No. 30 edge rusher nationally – reported an offer from Hawaii.

Two other recruits committed to the Cajuns earlier this month: Zeon Chriss, a quarterback from Madison Prep in Baton Rouge, and Trey Fite, a product of Tatum High in Texas ranked as the No. 52 edge rusher nationally according to 247Sports Composite.

Fite has 13 offers, including one from Arkansas, which he visited last month. He also took unofficial visits to Texas and Houston in June.

Other offers include Houston, Washington State, Kansas State, Utah State, Marshall, Wyoming, San Diego State, New Mexico, UTSA, Dartmouth and Lamar.

Harker Heights (Texas) High tight end Terrance Carter was UL’s first commit on June 1, followed two weeks later by Bryant Williams, an offensive lineman from Grand View High in Lake Charles.

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Four other Texans committed later in June: Marshall High teammates Jaydon Johnson and Christian Williams, McKinney High athlete Damon Youngblood and offensive lineman Van Wells of C.E. King High in Houston.

Johnson, a receiver, received his first offer from Kanas in early February. He announced he’d committed to UL a week after visiting. Marshall and Houston also offered.

Christian Williams – a 6-foot-4, 320-plus pound offensive lineman – received his first and only FBS offer from UL, where he attended an offseason camp.

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Youngblood – a receiver/defensive back with a 100-meter time of 10.9 seconds according to his Twitter account – committed to UL two weeks after receiving an offer from Rice.

Tulane, Arkansas State, Colorado State, North Texas, New Mexico, Utah State, Liberty, Army, Navy, Air Force, Dartmouth and Furman also made offers to Youngblood.

UL offered the 6-2, 300-pound We in early June, after a camp at LSU.

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He committed to the Cajuns in late June, about two weeks after Houston also made an offer.

Wells’ previous offers came from Texas State, Tulane, Maryland, East Carolina, Charlotte and 10 others including multiple service academies and Ivy League programs.

Cooper loaded with offers

The versatile Cooper also received scholarship or roster spot offers from three Ivy League schools (Princeton, Yale, Penn) and three programs which recruited him as a tight end (Rice, Colorado State, UTSA).

UL Monroe made an offer as well, as did Air Force, San Diego State, Utah State, East Texas Baptist, Lehigh and, his first, Alabama A&M.

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Also a track team sprinter, Cooper visited UL, Rice, San Diego State and UTSA in June.

UL recruited the 6-2, 240-pounder as a defensive player and originally offered him in late April.