Eugene Showcasing Skills

Eugene Showcasing Skills

Acadiana High's Micah Eugene is preparing to play district rival St. Thomas More Friday night in the states premiere 5A matchup this week. While Eugene is focused on the Cougars, college recruiters are taken notice of his play on both sides of the ball.

Micah Eugene knows what the game against rival St. Thomas More means to the players in each program and the 5A power rankings. Eugene exchanged a little smack last Saturday with STM athletes Sam Scofield and Joe Oliver LaPrairie during a visit at UL Micah talked to us about his friendly exchange of banter with the STM athletes and visit to Cajun Field.

"They were doing most of the talking," Eugene stated referring to Scofield. "I just let them know we are going to find out Friday night who has the better team. He was talking about meeting me on the field when I play offense and told him to plan on it."

Micah Eugene visited UL with teammate Nick Smith, whom is currently committed to the Cajuns. Micah spoke about his visit to UL with teammate Nick Smith.

"I've seen games before at Cajun Field, so that wasn't anything new," Micah said. "But it was good to come in and speak with the coaches about the program. I hadn't come in during the summer, so I had the opportunity speak with Coach Lustig (running back coach) and Coach Brown (defensive back coach)."

Eugene has played both sides of the ball this season, but has made a reputation as an All-District and All-Acadiana at defensive back. The "5-10", 190-pound senior had 105 yards on just five carries in the first half against McDonogh #35 on September 18th.

"I wish coach would let me run the football more," Eugene stated laughing. "But I will do what is necessary for the team to win right now and get back to the dome. I've played about 50% of the snaps on offense, so it's been fun for me this season. I'm still going pretty much every rep on the defense, so I can't really complain."

Micah is still waiting on his first offer this year after camping at LSU, Alabama, Texas, Northwestern St. and Ole Miss.

"I went to those camps and the National Underclassmen camp as well," Micah said. "I wanted to be in position to showcase my abilities against the best, so I attended the big camps. Things haven't happened for me yet, but I'm talking to Alabama, UL, LSU and Northwestern State right now. I'm also scheduled to take the ACT next month, so I should have a current test score later this fall."

The Cajun Redzone will continue to follow Micah Eugene throughout his senior year.

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