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 Draft Scout College Football Player News: Louisiana Tech
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  Louisiana Tech football has announced the addition of three transfers to its roster including quarterback Austin Kendall. Also joining La Tech are running back Keyon Henry-Brooks and cornerback Jacquez Payton. All three have the potential to be starters qؘNjG~&Pc ?? this season. Kendall is graduate transfer after spending three seasons at Oklahoma before transferring to West Virginia. He appeared in 11 games in two seasons for the Mountaineers, throwing for 2,153 yards and 14 touchdowns. In 2019 he started nine gam Aؘ8ӱ_ؘ̅`Ӆؘ_]lXؘؘ̅̅t]lؘ̅Hؘͅ 0cؘؘͅ:EiؘͅӅؘfc)8΅ؘcؘ={Vscؘes and had 1,989 yards and 12 touchdowns to rank seventh in the pass-heavy Big 12 in yards per game with 221. He had a decreased role in 2020, completing just 11-of-23 attempts for 164 yards and two touchdowns. - Monroe News Star

(DS#64 QB) rSr/2022 QB Austin KendallLouisiana Tech
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  Not everyone is always on the same page in NFL Draft war rooms. On Friday, an uncomfortable exchange between Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and senior scout Tom Donahoe was caught on camera following the selection of Louisiana Tech defqؘNjG~&Pc ?? ensive lineman Milton Williams. Roseman fist-bumped everyone in the room, but Donahoe was hesitant. "When we were at pick 70, there were a couple of guys that we liked on the board," Roseman told the media Friday. "We moved back a little bit to see how i Aؘ8ӱ_ؘ̅`Ӆؘ_]lXؘؘ̅̅t]lؘ̅Hؘͅ 0cؘؘͅ:EiؘͅӅؘfc)8΅ؘcؘ={Vscؘes and had 1,989 yards ant would go. A couple of guys that we liked went as well. "These guys spend all year scouting these guys. You get favorites, you get guys that you feel really strongly about. We all do. That's the fun part about being in the draft room is the emotions of υؘ ؘ^# ؘ ؘ ؘ/ׇ ؘ ؘ ؘit." Philadelphia traded down from No. 70 to No. 73 and chose Williams in the third round to close out the second day of the draft. - Monroe news star

(DS#7 DT) rJr/2021 DT *Milton WilliamsLouisiana Tech
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  The Vanderbilt football program is losing its leading rusher from last season. Running back Keyon Henry-Brooks has announced that he will enter the NCAA Transfer Portal. He is the second running back to transfer, joining Jamauri Wakefield, who entered thqؘNjG~&Pc ?? e portal on Dec. 28, just two weeks after new coach Clark Lea was hired. Henry-Brooks will have two years of eligibility left, with the potential for a redshirt. Henry-Brooks played in six of Vanderbilt's nine games, starting in five of them, as a sophome started nine gam Aؘ8ӱ_ؘ̅`Ӆؘ_]lXؘؘ̅̅t]lؘ̅Hؘͅ 0cؘؘͅ:EiؘͅӅؘfc)8΅ؘcؘ={Vscؘeore in 2020. He rushed 120 times for a team-high 494 yards and two touchdowns. He also tied for second on the team in receptions with 28, amassing 258 yards through the air. He was also one of only four Commodores to score multiple touchdowns, and he ledSW1QMIIEQؘ 7wHؘؘ the team in all-purpose yards per game with 125.3. - The Tennessean

(DS#999 RB) Jr/2023 RB Keyon Henry-BrooksLouisiana Tech
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  01/15/21 - Myles MasonSr/2022, Louisiana Tech, 6-1, 204 (DS#999 SS) + More +

  Former Arkansas defensive back Myles Mason announced his transfer destination on Wednesday. A junior safety from Trussville, Ala., Mason posted to his Twitter account that he has committed to Louisiana Tech. Mason entered the NCAA's transfer portal in laqؘNjG~&Pc ?? te December. In his final season with the Razorbacks, Mason recorded 33 total tackles, including nine against Ole Miss and LSU. He started three of Arkansas' last four games in 2020. - Northwest Arkansas Times

(DS#999 SS) Sr/2022 SS Myles MasonLouisiana Tech
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  01/14/21 - Myles MasonSr/2022, Louisiana Tech, 6-1, 204 (DS#999 SS) + More +

  Louisiana Tech's secondary continues to get deeper. Skip Holtz and his defensive staff landed a third SEC defensive back transfer in the last five days Wednesday when former Arkansas safety Myles Mason announced his commitment to the Bulldogs on his TwitqؘNjG~&Pc ?? te December. In his final ter page. The 6-2, 204-pound safety appeared in 27 games for Arkansas over the last three seasons, earning five starts at safety, and collected 58 tackles. Mason ranked eighth on the team with his 33 tackles in 2020. - Monroe News Star

(DS#999 SS) Sr/2022 SS Myles MasonLouisiana Tech
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  Two SEC defensive backs announced they would be transferring to the Bulldogs as Vanderbilt cornerback Elijah Hamilton and Tennessee defensive back Baylen Buchanan made announcements on Twitter. Tech picked up two players with more than 60 total games ofqؘNjG~&Pc c ?? te December. In his f experience, and the added bonus of the playing time in college football's top conference. Both are graduate transfers and will use their final year of eligibility in Ruston in 2021.

Both are sons of former NFL players. Elijah Hamilton's father ie started nine gam Aؘ8ӱ_ؘ̅`Ӆؘ_]lXؘؘ̅̅t]lؘ̅Hؘͅ 0cؘؘͅ:EiؘͅӅؘfc)8΅ؘcؘ={Vscؘes Ruffin Hamilton, who was a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons. Baylen Buchanan's dad is Ray Buchanan, who spent time with the Indianapolis Colts, Falcons and Oakland Raiders and was a two-time Pro Bowler. Elijah Hamilton appearedSW1QMIIEQe emotions of υؘ ؘ^# ؘ ؘ ؘ/ׇ ؘ ؘ ؘit." Philadelphia traded down from No. 70 to No. 73 and chose Williams in the th in 33 games with the Commodores in three seasons and put together his best statistical season in 2020 with 24 tackles and three pass breakups. A three-star recruit out of Blessed Trinity Catholic School in Roswell, Georgia, he considered Army and Navy bvTiؘOut ultimately signed with Vanderbilt in 2016. - Monroe News Star


(DS#100 CB) rSr/2022 CB Elijah HamiltonLouisiana Tech
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  Kellton Hollins, a senior center from Lousiana, announced Monday via Twitter that he will enter the transfer portal. Hollins played in seven of the Frogs 10 games this season including one start against West Virginia. What made Hollins a standout player qؘNjG~&Pc c ?? te December. In his fwas not necessarily what he did on the field but what he did off of it. He was passionate about making a difference at TCU and leaving his mark on the campus which he did by heading a project where the words "END RACISM" were painted outside of TCU's football and basketball stadiums. He invited students, faculty and staff to sign their names on the mural. - Dallas Morning News

(DS#34 C) rSr/2022 C Kellton HollinsLouisiana Tech
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  Another former Tennessee football player has found a new home. Defensive back Baylen Buchanan took to Twitter on Friday night to announce that he will be transferring to Louisiana Tech, becoming the fourth former UT player to move on to a new program in qؘNjG~&Pc vؘ-2482the last month. Buchanan has missed each of the past two seasons while dealing with a spinal injury. He will have one more year of eligibility. - Monroe News Star

(DS#999 FS) rSr/2022 FS Baylen BuchananLouisiana Tech
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  West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall plans to play elsewhere next season. West Virginia football spokesman Mike Montoro confirmed Tuesday that Kendall has put his name into the NCAA’s transfer database. Kendall came on in relief of Jarret Doege in qؘNjG~&Pc c ?? te December. In his fthe second half of the Liberty Bowl and threw two touchdown passes to lead the Mountaineers (6-4) to a 24-21 victory over Army. Kendall also appeared in a backup role in the season opener against Eastern Kentucky. Kendall came to West Virginia from Oklahtside of TCU's football and basketball stadiums. He invited studoma as a graduate transfer a year ago and started the first nine games, throwing for 1,989 yards with 12 TDs and 10 interceptions, before Doege finished out the 2019 season. - AP College Football

(DS#64 QB) rSr/2022 QB Austin KendallLouisiana Tech
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  01/02/21 - Myles MasonSr/2022, Louisiana Tech, 6-1, 204 (DS#999 SS) + More +

  Arkansas defensive back Myles Mason has also entered the transfer portal, according to a report from AL.com's Matt Zenitz. He recorded 33 tackles this season, including nine against Ole Miss and LSU, and started in three of the team's final four games. -qؘNjG Northwest Arkansas Times

(DS#999 SS) Sr/2022 SS Myles MasonLouisiana Tech
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  2020 CONFERENCE USA FOOTBALL ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM: LB-Maki Carabin, Louisiana Tech,...Carabin appeared in six games for Tech this season. The native of San Antonio, Texas, has registered 23 tackles, including eight solo and 1.0 for loss, in the 2020 campaigqؘNjG Northwest Arkansas Timesc c ?? te December.n. He has posted at least two tackles in every game he's played in this season, including a career-high eight tackles against Marshall on Oct. 17. Carabin also had a career-high two pass breakups against UTEP (Oct. 10). - Louisiana Tech Football

(DS#999 ILB) rSo/2024 ILB Maki CarabinLouisiana Tech
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  12/31/20 - Dakota WhiteSo/2024, Louisiana Tech, 6-3, 301 (DS#55 OG) + More +

  2020 CONFERENCE USA FOOTBALL ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM: OL-Dakota White, Louisiana Tech,...White appeared in seven games for the Bulldogs, including two starts at left tackle. The Katy, Texas, native was part of an offensive front that ranks first in C-USA and sqؘNjG Northwest Arkansas Timesc c ?? te Deecond in the FBS in fourth down conversions at 88.9 percent (16-of-18). He has helped the offense score on 88.9 percent of its red zone attempts (32-of-36) this season to rank second in C-USA and 22nd nationally. - Louisiana Tech Football

(DS#55 OG) So/2024 OG Dakota WhiteLouisiana Tech
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  12/31/20 - Jacob BarnesrSo/2024, Louisiana Tech, 5-08, 170 (DS#6 K) + More +

  2020 CONFERENCE USA FOOTBALL ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM: K-Jacob Barnes, Louisiana Tech,...Barnes has served as both the kicker and punter for Louisiana Tech this season. The native of Baton Rouge, La., is a perfect 33-for-33 in PATs in the 2020 campaign, includiqؘNjG Northwest Arkansas Timesc c ?? te Deecond in the FBSng a career-best 9-for-9 against Houston Baptist (Sept. 26). He opened the season with eight straight made field goals, including a career-long 51-yarder against HBU. Barnes is 11-for-13 in field goals this season and kicked the game-winning 35-yarder inkؘj͍S׿Gؘ jؘ double overtime against UAB on Oct. 31. - Louisiana Tech Football

(DS#6 K) rSo/2024 K Jacob BarnesLouisiana Tech
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  12/31/20 - Cedric WoodsSo/2024, Louisiana Tech, 5-09, 170 (DS#40 CB) + More +

  2020 CONFERENCE USA FOOTBALL ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM: DB-Cedric Woods, Louisiana Tech,...Woods has started at cornerback in all nine games for the Bulldogs this season. The Monroe, La., native is tied for 11th in C-USA in passes defended per game at 0.78. He iqؘNjG Northwest Arkansas Timesc as Timesc c ?? s tied for the team lead in pass breakups with five on the season and posted a career-best two pass breakups against UTEP (Oct. 10) and at UTSA (Oct. 24). Woods has registered 29 tackles, including 20 solo, and has had two interceptions. He had a careerirginia from Oklahtside of TCU's football and basketball stadiums. He invit-high six tackles at Southern Miss (Sept. 19), and he registered a career-high four solo tackles against UTEP. Woods has recorded at least three tackles in seven of LA Tech's nine games. - Louisiana Tech Football

(DS#40 CB) So/2024 CB Cedric WoodsLouisiana Tech
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  12/31/20 - Tyler GrubbsSo/2024, Louisiana Tech, 6-0, 221 (DS#12 ILB) + More +

  2020 CONFERENCE USA FOOTBALL ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM: LB-Tyler Grubbs, Louisiana Tech,...The New Orleans, La., native leads Tech with 87 tackles and is second on the team in solo tackles with 33. He has registered double-digit tackles in four games this seasonqؘNjG Northwest Arkansas Timesc @ؘHp, including a career-high 16 tackles at Southern Miss (Sept. 19). - Louisiana Tech Football

(DS#12 ILB) So/2024 ILB Tyler GrubbsLouisiana Tech
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