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Jax Harrington may be the first Erath High offensive linemen to commit to a Division I university.
Erath's Harrington commits to play for Cajuns
A football player, the size of Jax Harrington, does not come around Vermilion Parish too often.
Harrington is 6-foot-5 and weighs 290 pounds, and he plays offensive tackle for Erath High School.
Earlier in the week, Harrington verbally committed to play for the UL Ragin Cajuns, via Twitter. He selected UL after receiving 13 other scholarship offers, including from Kansas, Tulsa, Southern Miss., La Tech, and Air Force.
“UL has always had a special place in my heart,” Harrington said in The Advertiser. “Just going through this whole process, going campus to campus, you just couldn’t beat UL’s campus. You couldn’t beat their facilities. It was right there in the backyard, so it was the best spot.”
Harrington becomes the second Bobcat to sign a football scholarship with the Cajuns in two years. Tailback great Elijah Mitchell signed a scholarship with the Cajuns two years ago. Harrington blocked for Mitchell, the Class 3A MVP, for two years.
In Harrington’s tweet, he thanked all of the coaches who coached him and “bring out the best in him.” He also thanked his teammates for ‘being great peers.”
According to the website 247Sports, Harrington is now the third offensive lineman to commit to the Cajuns. He joins Neville’s Logan Newell and Chalmette’s Nathan Thomas.
Harrington is also the 10th commitment to UL’’s 2019 recruiting class.
Vermilion Parish has had its share of defensive backs, linebackers and defensive linemen sign Division I scholarships. But, very few parish offensive linemen have sign D-I scholarships.
He also may be the first Erath offensive lineman to commit to a Division I college.
Around 1998, John Thompson of Vermilion Catholic signed a scholarship to play for South Carolina as a tight end.
James Sellers, also of Vermilion Catholic, signed a scholarship to play center around the year 1989.
Erik Duhon of Kaplan High was a heavily recruited offensive lineman back in the late 1990s. He could have signed with a handful of D-I schools, but he elected to walk-on at LSU. Duhon stood 6-3 and weighed around 280 pounds.
Brandon Arabie of North Vermilion signed a football scholarship in 1995 as an offensive lineman