7-in-Seven Countdown: Top 2020 high school prospects

7-in-Seven Countdown: Top 2020 high school prospects

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - We are just one week away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days high school previews and to get ready, we wrap up our 7-in-Seven countdown.

We finish the countdown with the top seven 2020 high school prospects.

If a player is left off the list or an offer isn’t reported on the page, please send an e-mail to sports@kplctv.com or contact Brady Renard on Twitter.

An honorable mention list will be released on Sunday.

**The stars are based on recruiting services 247Sports and/or Rivals.**

7. D’Ante Gallashaw, Leesville, RB – Offers: Louisiana College

7. D’Ante Gallashaw, Leesville, RB – Offers: Louisiana College

We begin our list in Leesville with running back D’Ante Gallashaw. The senior was key in leading the Wampus Cats to the semifinals in 2018 as he finished with over 1500 all purpose yards and 8 touchdowns.

Tom Lemming, host of the Lemming Report, praised the speedster saying he had impressive film that showed off his vision, balance, and speed. Gallashaw is also a member of Leesville’s track team and was a leg in the 4x100 relays at the state championships in May that saw the Cats finish second in Class 4A.

Leesville will have a stable of backs in 2019 with Gallashaw, his little brother Caleb, and Darius Sawyer expecting to split the carries. The elder Gallashaw will be sure to make the most of his carries as he aims to wow more college coaches in 2019.

6. Gabe Rankins, LCCP, OG – Offers: Louisiana College, Bellhaven

6. Gabe Rankins, LCCP, OG – Offers: Louisiana College, Bellhaven

Lake Charles College Prep’s Gabe Rankins holds down the six spot on our countdown. The Blazers gentle giant stands at 6′ 4″ and a whopping 340 pounds and makes his presence felt at the line of scrimmage.

Rankins was a first team all-district selection and one of several returning stars from a Trailblazer team that clinched their first district championship in school history and advanced to the quarterfinals.

Rankins will aim to follow the trail blazed by Shane Bradford, Jacalon Pitre, and TaVonn Alexander and become yet another football signee at LCCP. With the buzz around underclassmen Solomon Lewis and TreVonte’ Citizen who each have a pair of Power Five offers, he’ll have plenty of chances to draw attention from collegiate coaches.

5. Luke Doucet, Iota, RB – Offers: Arkansas Monticello, Louisiana College

5. Luke Doucet, Iota, RB – Offers: Arkansas Monticello, Louisiana College

The fifth spot on our list belongs to Iota running back Luke Doucet. The bowling ball of a back was key in the Bulldogs semifinal run as he tallied nearly 1900 yards and 26 touchdowns on the ground en route to being a first team all-state selection and district MVP.

According to coaches, Doucet made serious strides off the field in the offseason. He currently weighs 225 pounds and even clocked a 4.6 in the forty-yard dash at a camp.

Doucet will be tasked with carrying most of the load for the Dogs in 2019 and if he can match his numbers from a season ago he should be able to catch the eyes of Division I coaches.

4. Efosa Evbuomwan, Leesville, DE/OLB – Offers: Lamar

4. Efosa Evbuomwan, Leesville, DE/OLB – Offers: Lamar

Hailing from Leesville is our number four top 2020 prospect in defensive end/linebacker Efosa Evbuomwan. The rising senior began his high school career at Meade High in Maryland before moving to Southwest Louisiana.

Evbuomwan was a key member of the 2018 Class 4A semifinalists finishing with 22 total tackles and two sacks. He also forced a pair of fumbles and recovered two as well.

Evbuomwan’s lone offer is from Southland member Lamar and with him being only one of two returning starters for the Wampus Cats expect his production to increase as a senior to garner more offers.

3. Tavyen Grice, Sam Houston, WR – Offers: Southern

3. Tavyen Grice, Sam Houston, WR – Offers: Southern

Cracking the top three is our only wide receiver on the list in Sam Houston’s Tavyen Grice. The multi-sport athlete transferred from Washington-Marion ahead of the 2018 season.

Grice made the most of his first year as a Bronco as he caught 55 passes for 745 yards and seven touchdowns and was a first team all-district selection.

Grice only holds an offer from Southern for now but his role in the Bronco offense should increase during his senior season, which could make that offer list grow.

2. Hunter Brown, Barbe, OT - Offers: Air Force, Louisiana College, Mississippi College, Keiser University

2. Hunter Brown, Barbe, OT

Coming in at number two is Barbe offensive lineman Hunter Brown. Brown played both ways for the Bucs in 2018 and was a first-team all-district selection and helped the team to an 8-3 record.

Brown will go into his final high school season with his college choice already made as he will head to Colorado Springs, Colorado to attend the Air Force Academy.

Browns will continue a family tradition of serving in the armed forces but will be the first to join the Air Force.

1. Jerren Gilbert (3*), Sam Houston, OT – Offers: LA Tech, Air Force, Alcorn, Grambling, McNeese, Southeastern, Southern

1. Jerren Gilbert (3*), Sam Houston, OT

Claiming the top spot on our list is another Sam Houston Bronco, this time coming on the offensive line. Big Sam’s Jerren Gilbert has been an anchor up front and one the most heavily recruited seniors in the area.

The three-star center spent his junior season clearing holes for Yale signee Gerron Duhon who finished 2018 with 1,346 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Despite holding a handful of Division I offers the rising senior became Louisiana Tech’s 12th commitment of the 2020 class when he committed to the Bulldogs in June.

HONORABLE MENTION:

If you believe a player deserves to be added to the list or an offer isn’t reported on the page, please send an e-mail to sports@kplctv.com or contact Brady Renard (@RenardSports) on Twitter.

Adam Beard, Vinton DE -

Austin Tramonte, Sulphur LB -

Chandler Sweeney, Barbe LB -

Chandler Ware, Barbe WR -

Charlie Drost, St. Louis TE/DL - Louisiana College

Colby Hollier, South Beauregard RB -

Colin Chatman, Oberlin RB -

Daylon Charles, Lake Arthur RB/DB -

Dylan Lewis, Barbe RB -

Elijah Roshell, DeRidder S -

Hayden Singleton, Barbe DL -

Hayes Fawcett, Kinder QB -

Jacob Humphery, Sam Houston DE -

Jadon Johnson, St. Louis WR -

Jalyn Thurman, DeRidder RB/DB -

JJ Ross, Westlake RB -

Josiah Henry, DeRidder LB -

Kylin Andrus, LCCP DB - Bellhaven

Orenthal Lewis, LCCP RB -

Ryan Richard, Lake Arthur OG - Vermilion CC, Richmond CC, CMP Prep, Culver-Stockton College

Skyler Leckelt, Kinder RB/S -

Torrell Levias, Lake Arthur RB - Vermilion CC

Trent Lecoq, Sulphur DE -

Treveon Henry, LCCP DE -

Tyler Carter, LCCP LB -

Wesley Willis, Rosepine OL - Louisiana College

William Carswell, Washington-Marion WR - East Mississippi CC, Arkansas Baptist, Vermilion CC

Zack LaFargue, Kinder K -

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