June 1, 2020

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Diamond in the Rough: Luke Doucet

Luke Doucet is a 5’9” 215lbs four-star junior running back from Iota High School in Iota, Louisiana with a running style that is very similar to that of former LSU Tiger running back Jacob Hester. Doucet was named 1st team All District, 1st team All-Parish, 1st team All-State, 1st team All-SWLA Big Schools, and was named to the All-Acadian football team his junior year. Doucet was also named district MVP and SWLA Big Schools MVP. Doucet has a rating of a 9/10 in weight and 10/10 in footwork. Doucet runs a 4.57 in the 40-yard dash, has a 32” inch vertical, can bench 255 and squat 455. Doucet finished his junior year with 1,876 yards and 26 touchdowns.

When did you start playing football and when did you start to love playing football?

I started playing football when I was six years old and I started to love playing football when I was ten years old. The game of football just felt natural to me and I have always had fun doing it.

What are some life lessons you have learned from playing football?

Some life lessons I learned while playing football are work ethic. In order to be the best you have to work at it and always stay focused on your goals. Football has taught how to balance things out with football and school.

What kind of football player are you?

I am a tough player, I like to make contact and the more times I hit people the harder and angrier I try to run.

What is the best game you have ever played in so far?

The best game I played so far has to be the North Webster game. The o-line played really good and they made really good blocks that allowed me to make big plays in important situations. I rushed for 164 yards and had 3 touchdowns. I felt really good that game and I even scored the touchdown that give us the lead late in the game. It was a quarterfinals game so everybody was going crazy; it was just an amazing experience.

Do you have any hobbies outside of football?

I like to go to the mall and joke around while having fun with my friends. I also like to just hangout, play Xbox, and watch movies.

What made you decide to be a running back?

I like running people over, scoring touchdowns, and getting a bunch of yards. I remember watching Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson at Alabama and wanting to be just like them.

Are there any football players you try to model yourself after?

I try to model myself after Le’Veon Bell and Leonard Fournette. I like Le’Veon Bell’s patience and vision and I love how hard Fournette runs and how he just tries to embarrass somebody every play.

What is your greatest strength on the football field?

I run hard and can block when the team needs me to. I work hard and I can lead by example. I feel like whenever my team needs me to step up and make big plays I can. I’m not scared of contact I have good vision, and I can set up my blocks. I have good patience that allows me to give the holes time to open up and I run behind a good offensive line so they make everything easier for me.

What is a part of your game that you are trying to improve?

I am working on getting faster. If I would’ve been a little bit faster I feel like I could’ve broken off some long runs. I am also working on getting better vision in open space to make people miss and cutting back to get more yards. I last but not least I am working being a better receiver out of the backfield because that would help me be a more all around back.

What are your goals for your senior year?

I want to make it to state championship because we fell a game short last year and it just made us hungrier for next year. I know as a team we want to be undefeated district champs. I also want to have at least 2,500 yards rushing and be all- USA Louisiana first team.