Reserve (La.) East St. John is just to the west of New Orleans and as Hurricane Katrina passed just to the east of New Orleans the town was largely spared of any damage, something that wide receiver Louis Lee is thankful for.
"We got a good bit of water, but that's about it," Lee said. "We had a foot of water for a day or so, but it went down and we didn't get any damage. The school is fine and is actually being used as a shelter for a lot of people."
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Lee attended the NIKE camp in Athens where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.67 seconds, the shuttle in 4.37 seconds and posted a 29-inch vertical jump.
"Last week we practiced kind of light Monday-Thursday," Lee said. "We are trying to figure out who we're going to fill our schedule with because a lot of the teams we played were large New Orleans schools. I know that we have picked up Hahnville, Lutcher, St. Charles and West Monroe. This Friday night we are playing Hahnville for our first game. We're supposed to have seven regular season games."
As a junior Lee caught 60 passes for 1,156 yards and eight touchdowns. He caught all of his passes last season from five star quarterback and LSU signee Ryan Perrilloux.