In this past weekend's Louisiana state championships in the New Orleans Superdome, several players made names for themselves. Perhaps none had a bigger impact than Lafayette Carencro defensive lineman Jacoby Briscoe though.
With his team trailing West Monroe 20-3 in the second half of the class 5A final the 6-foot-4, 290-pound senior turned on another gear. He forced two fumbles on successive series as Carencro quickly made the score 20-13. While the offense couldn't quite overcome the deficit in the end there is no denying the fact that Briscoe did everything in his power to rally the team.
Playing defensive end for Carencro, Briscoe has shown he is incredibly versatile. Because of that he has received offers from quite a few programs.
"I'm hearing from a lot of schools," Briscoe said. "I have offers so far from Texas Tech, University of Louisiana, Memphis, Tulane, Pittsburgh and that's about it."
Because of the deep playoff run Briscoe has yet to take any official visits. However he has plans to do so in the near future.
"I'm setting one up with Texas A&M really soon and I have one scheduled for the 28th with UL," he said. "I've been talking with coach (Jim) Turner and coach (Terrell) Williams at Texas A&M. I talked to coach Turner about two weeks ago and we talked about getting a visit set up."
Like many prospect from the state of Louisiana, Briscoe says he is very high on an in-state program. He has not received a ton of interest from them though.
"I like LSU," he said. "I've grown up a big fan of them. I still talk to coach (John) Chavis and I get stuff in the mail from them but I'm not hearing too much from them."
Other than the Tigers Briscoe says he does not have a top school or group of schools.
"I really don't know," he said. "I haven't really thought about that."