Student-athletes signed letters of intent at St. Augustine High School adding to the school’s tradition of athletic excellence.
Five student-athletes signed letters of intent to play college sports on National Signing Day, adding to a long list of other athletes who preceded them at the school.
The five St. Augustine High School students joined high school seniors from across the country in signing binding National Letters of Intent this week, officially accepting athletic scholarships offered to them by a college or university.
The following student athletes signed letters of intent on National Signing Day:
D’Andre Christmas-Giles: Texas
Defensive Tackle | 6’3, 290
Christmas-Giles is a consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 334 player overall, the No. 34 defensive tackle, and No. 21 player in the state of Louisiana, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Giovanni LaFrance: Arkansas
Linebacker | 6-2, 235
A consensus three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. Rated as the No. 23 inside linebacker in the class of 2016 by 247Sports. Ranked as the No. 32 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN. Listed as the No. 54 inside linebacker in the country and No. 1 inside linebacker in the state of Louisiana by Scout. Earned an ESPN scout grade of 78 as the No. 36 player in the state of Louisiana. A consensus top 50 player in the state of Louisiana by ESPN, 247Sports (No. 42) and Rivals (No. 50). Registered over 250 tackles in his three years at Saint Augustine, earning All-District honors all three seasons. Named to the New Orleans Advocate Large School All-Metro second team as a senior. Totaled 99 tackles, including 73 solo, eight tackles for loss and five sacks during his senior season at Saint Augustine under head coach Al Jones. Put together five double-digit tackle performances during the 11-game season while also rushing for 128 yards and four touchdowns. Had 88 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, five sacks and two forced fumbles as a junior after a 76-tackle sophomore campaign. Selected Arkansas over Tulane, Louisville, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Cal, Utah and others.
Darrell Landry: Mississippi Valley State
Running back/wide receiver | 5-9, 170
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Darius Joseph: Jackson State
Offensive lineman | 6-3, 285
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Jamal Pettigrew LSU
Tight end | 6-6, 218
Versatile tight end who will be able to contribute in the running or passing game. Big frame that will allow for mismatches in the passing game. Can also set the edge as a blocking tight end. A 4-star prospect by Scout, 247Sports, and ESPN. Rated as the No. 188 national prospect by Scout, No. 219 by ESPN and No. 243 by 247sports. Ranked as the seventh-best tight end as the 13th best prospect in Louisiana. Caught 17 passes for 345 yards and three TDs as a junior. Followed that with 295 receiving yards as a senior. Earned a spot the USA Today All-USA First Team for the state of Louisiana in 2015. Participated in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.
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