Being a Northern Louisiana native, I get a lot of criticism from Cajuns here in Baton Rouge. Over and over again I have been called a “Yankee” or a “Texan”. I will never embrace either of the nicknames but I will do my best to learn more about this red stick land and the football culture that I am surrounded by.
So when I heard about Dutchtown High School having two former players entering the 2013 NFL Draft I had to do some investigating.
First, I googled Dutchtown high to find that it is located in Geismar, which is right outside of South Baton Rouge.
Second, Dutchtown high has close to 2,000 students from eighth grade to twelfth grade.
Third, Dutchtown high has never won a football state championship.
So how does a high school such as Dutchtown, which is not a powerhouse football program, produce two outstanding football stars?
Well when you have players such as Eddie Lacy and Eric Reid in your program, it seems simple.
Eddie Lacy, a former Alabama running back, and Eric Reid, a former LSU safety, are the first two players to be drafted from the Geismer School. And both players decided to forgo their senior season and be available for the 2013 NFL Draft.
More to come on their upcoming journeys to the NFL… stay tuned.