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Ragin' Cajuns Land 22 On National Signing Day

A mystery for most of the recruiting process, the Ragin' Cajuns landed a very good recruiting class, led by running back Tre Ragas and tight end Cody Mitchell.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Of the many teams that get extensive coverage by recruiting websites, the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns are not in that fraternity. The Cajuns were a bit of a mystery on the recruiting field until signing day when they rolled out a vary impressive class.

Let's take a look at who they got.

  1. Tra’Vontae Booker, DL (East Feliciana HS): A 6-4, 305 pound lineman out of Jackson, Louisiana, Booker is one of four defensive linemen to sign with Louisiana. He is a two-star recruit and the #124 player in Louisiana.
  2. Korey Louis, LB (Breaux Bridge HS): A 6-1, 191 pound outside linebacker out of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, Louis is one of three linebackers to sign with the Ragin' Cajuns in 2016. Louis is a three-star recruit and the #74 player in Louisiana.
  3. Tanner Holmes, LB (Newton HS): A 6-2, 215 pound inside linebacker out of Newton, Texas, Holmes is one of five Texas natives to sign with the Ragin' Cajuns in 2016. He is a two-star recruit and the #306 player in Texas.
  4. Cody Mitchell, TE (Jasper HS): A 6-5, 230 pound tight end out of Jasper, Texas, Mitchell is the only tight end to sign with Louisiana in 2016. He is a three-star recruit and the #190 player in Texas.
  5. Kendall Baker, OL (McAdory HS): A 6-3, 285 pound offensive tackle out of McCalla, Alabama, Baker is the only signee of the 2016 class from Alabama. Baker is a two-star recruit and the #127 ranked player in Alabama.
  6. Trevara Miller, DL (Itawamba JC): A 6-1, 283 pound defensive lineman out of Noxapater, Mississippi, Miller was a teammate of Artez Williams at Itawamba JC.
  7. Randon Haynes, OL (Waxahachie HS): A 6-3, 210 pound offensive lineman out of Waxahachie, Texas, Booker is one of three offensive linemen to sign with the Ragin' Cajuns. Booker is a three-star recruit and the #196 player in Texas.
  8. Artez Williams, DB (Itawamba JC): A 6-1, 190 pound cornerback, Williams comes from the JUCO ranks at Itawamba JC. He was teammates with fellow signee Trevara Miller at the JUCO level.
  9. Akkai Ward, OL (Brusly HS): A 6-4, 295 pound offensive tackle out of Brusly, Louisiana, Ward is one of three offensive linemen to sign with Louisiana. Ward is a two-star recruit and the #137 ranked player in Louisiana.
  10. Damar’ren Mitchell, DB (Magnolia W. HS): A 5-11, 177 pound defensive back out of Magnolia, Texas, Mitchell is one of five from the Longhorn State to sign with Louisiana. Mitchell is a two-star recruit and the #345 player in Texas.
  11. Raymond Calais, RB (Cecilia HS): A 5-9, 167 pound running back out of Carencro, Louisiana, Calis is one of two running backs to sign with the Ragin' Cajuns. Calais is a two-star recruit and the #142 ranked player in Louisiana.
  12. Blair Brooks, S (Thibodaux HS): A 6-2, 190 pound safety out of Thibodaux, Louisiana, Brooks was a high school teammate of Dontrell Allen. Brooks is a two-star recruit andthe #114 player in Louisiana.
  13. Jacques Boudreaux, LB (Holy Cross HS): A 6-1, 222 pound inside linebacker out of New Orleans, Louisiana, Boudreauz is one of nine in-state players to sign with the Ragin' Cajuns. Boudreaux is a two-star recruit and the #107 player in Louisiana.
  14. Dontrell Allen, CB (Thibodaux HS): A 6-0, 180 pound cornerback out of Thibodaux, Louisiana, Allen is one of six defensive backs to sign with the Ragin' Cajuns. Allen is a three-star recruit and the #51 player in Louisiana.
  15. Calif Gossett, WR (Pensacola HS): A 6-5, 185 pound wide receiver out of Pensacola, Florida, Gossett is the only signee from Florida in the 2016 class. He is a two-star recruit and the #433 ranked player in Florida.
  16. Jarvis Jeffries, DL (MS Delta JC): A 6-3, 245 pound defnsive end end originally from Gastonia, North Carolina, Jeffries is heading to Louisiana via Mississippi Delta CC.
  17. Jake Arceneaux, QB (Ascension Episcopal): A 6-2, 175 pound pro-style passer out of Lafayette, Louisiana, Arceneaux is the only quarterback to sign with Louisiana in 2016. Arceneaux is a two-star recruit and the #100 ranked player in Louisiana.
  18. Tre Ragas, RB (Shaw HS): A player that decided on signing day, the 5-11, 201 pound running back out of Marrero, Louisiana is one of two running backs to sign with the Cajuns. Ragas is a three-star recruit and the #67 player in Louisiana.
  19. Denarius Howard, DB (MS Delta JC): A 6-1, 190 pound safety out of Mississippi, Howard is a one of five JUCO transfers to the program. Howard is a two-star recruit and the #280 ranked JUCO player in the nation.
  20. Edward Hayes, S (Coldspring HS): A 6-2, 190 pound safety out of Coldsrping, Texas, Hayes is one of six defensive backs to sign with Louisiana. He is a three-star recruit and the #244 player out of Texas.
  21. Kevon Perry, DL (Allen Hancock JC): A 6-1, 290 pound defensive linemen out of Buffalo, NY, Perry is the only recruit in this class to come from a northern state. Perry was an All-Conference First Team Defensive selection for Allane Hancock JC.
  22. Nicholas Wiggins, DE (McKinley HS): A 6-2, 220 pound defensive end out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Wiggins is part of an impressive recruiting class on the defensive line. He is a two-star recruit and the #105 ranked player in Louisiana.

Any Surprises?

No stunners, but getting Tre Ragas was a question until he signed Getting Ragas, tight end Cody Mitchell, and several big time JUCO players is great for 2016.


Any Disappointments?

Surprisingly, no. The Cajuns got the players they wanted and missed out on very few they were looking to sign.