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Port Allen HS
Port Allen, La.
Senior captain... Four-year starter at DB... Named defensive MVP as senior for school located across Mississippi River from Baton Rouge... Shutdown CB as senior, helping Pelicans play for district title and advance to first round of 3A state playoffs... Contributed 53 total tackles and four INTs as senior, earning first team 3A All-State honors after returning five kickoffs for scores... Also had three TD receptions... Averaged nearly 40 yards as punt returner... Added All-District honors... As junior, posted five INTs... Standout in basketball and track & field... Former starter on hoops squad; member of 3A state champion 4x200-meter relay foursome that also set state record.
Andre Jeroy Hal... "Dre"... Born May 30, 1992... Son of Lisa West and Andre Hal Sr... Has two older sisters, Tyguencia and Alancia... Mom owns two beauty salons, dad works in construction... Dad played collegiate football... School also produced current New Orleans Saints' starting CB Tracy Porter... Involved in FCA at school.
HEAD COACH GUY BLANCHARD
"Dre is a moral, high character kid, a better person than he is football player, and he is a tremendous player.
"We kind of threw Dre to the sharks as a freshman, starting him as at cornerback. He took some lumps, but he definitely learned to swim, and became a great one.
"Dre was on every team's best receiver this entire year and didn't give up a completion. Not one. He's an SEC corner. And as a returner, there were times when Dre completely took over games."