24 Shreveport, Bossier City area wide receivers to watch this fall

Jimmy Watson
Shreveport Times

The 2022 high school football season isinching closer. Here's a look at some of the top wide receivers in the Shreveport area to watch and what some of their coaches said about them.

Also check out these stories on the top 2022 offensive and defensive linemen, kickers and punters in Northwest Louisiana.

Nick Bailey 

Mansfield, Sr.

Height/weight: 6-foor-2, 170

Why selected: Also a standout on the basketball court, Bailey has the lift to out-jump most defenders he meets. 

Josh Brantley

Ruston, So.

Height/weight: 6-foot-4, 201 

Why selected: Brantley offers a big target while running a 4.86 40-yard dash.

Demarion "Tre" Carter

Huntington, Sr.

Height/weight: 5-9, 180 

Why selected: With an offer from Arkansas-Monticello Carter will lead a Raider’s skill position athletes that are full of fresh faces. He was a 2021 All-District and Times All-City selection. 

Daxton Chavez

Airline, Sr.

Height/weight: 6-foot-4, 195

Why selected: “Daxton is a long, tall receiver who makes plays with ease. He makes the hard catches look easy.” – Coach Justin Scogin. He has offers from Southern Arkansas, SAGU, LCU, Lane College. 

Captain Shreve's Cam Randolph moves the ball against North DeSoto last season at Griffin Stadium.

Cason Clemons

Glenbrook, Sr.

Height/weight: 5-foot-9, 159

Why selected: Clemons’ speed and great hands give him the opportunity to be one of the district’s best this fall.

Cole Cory

North DeSoto, So.

Height/weight: 5-foot-9, 155 

Why selected: A Trent Taylor type receiver who runs great routes and is the Griffins’ best returning receiver.

Marc Denison

Northwood, Sr.

Height/weight: 6-0, 182

Why selected: The first team All-District performer was the Falcons’ leading receiver last season. Will be a large target coming from the slot.

Jackson Dufrene

Byrd, Sr.

Height/weight: 6-foot-3, 160

Why selected: The Jackets don’t throw much, but Dufrene gives them a tall, speedy, sure-handed receiver who averaged over 10 yards per catch in 2021.

Evangel's Parker Fulghum catches a pass from his brother Peyton Fulghum in a District 1-4A football game last season against North DeSoto.

Parker Fulghum

Evangel, Jr.

Height/weight: 6-foot-2, 195

Why selected: A 2021 LSWA 4A All-Stater, Fulghum ran a 4.45 40 on grass this spring. “He has great hands and a high football IQ. We want the ball in his hands as much as possible. He caught 85 passes last season.” – Coach Denny Duron 

Jayden Goosby

Bossier, So.

Height/weight: 6-0, 147

Why selected: “Very young talented receiver. Goosby is very smooth with his routes, knows how to get open versus zone and has pretty good hands. He’s going to be one of the guys we look for in the pass game for sure.” – Coach De’Aumante Johnson 

Elijah Harper

Red River, Sr.

Height/weight: 5-9, 175

Why selected: “Eli is our best returning receiver and he accounted for 40 receptions and six touchdowns while playing most of the season with an ankle injury. He’s a great route runner with 4.5 speed and a high football IQ. He will play some QB & RB in certain packages. He’s been offered by Southern Arkansas University.” – Coach Jeff Harper

Desmond Harris

Northwood, Jr.

Height/weight: 5-foot-11, 180

Why selected: No one knows him yet, but he will have a big year this year. Explosive and has a high football IQ.

Aubrey Hermes

Calvary, Jr.

Height/weight: 6-1, 165

Why selected: A great route runner with deceptive speed, per coach Rodney Guin. He caught 58 passes for 1,210 yards in 2021.

Cameron Jefferson

Airline, Sr.

Height/weight: 5-foot-10, 185

Why selected: “Cameron's size and speed make him a perfect slot player at the next level. He catches the ball with ease, can really run and has great hips. Has offers from Lane College and Arkansas-Monticello.” – Coach Justin Scogin

Trenton Lape

Parkway, Sr.

Height/weight: 6-foot-2, 200

Why selected: The LSU baseball commitment lost much of last season due to an arm injury. He’s had a great spring and summer and receivers coach Jacob James thinks he’s due to a breakout season. 

Jalen Lewis

Haughton, Jr.

Height/weight: 5-foot-11, 165

Why selected: In 2021, Lewis hauled in 29 catches for 394 yards and three touchdowns while adding a rushing score and three touchdown passes.

Javeon Markray

Southwood, Sr.

Height/weight: 6-0, 175 

Why selected:  Markray was the Cowboys’ top receiver last year with 469 yards.

Delarrious Marshall

Green Oaks, Jr.

Height/weight: 5-foot-8, 165

Why selected: Top returnee for the Giants who just received his first offer from Lane College. Primed for a big year.

Cameron Mitchell

Minden, Jr.

Height/weight: 5-foot-11, 160

Why selected: “Quick athlete with great vision and feel for the game. Has the ability to make defenders miss - great hands.” – Coach Spencer Heard

Sam Odom

North DeSoto, Sr. 

Height/weight: 6-foot-1, 180

Why selected: A three-year starter who will move back to receiver after playing quarterback most of his junior year.

Cam Randolph

Captain Shreve, Sr. 

Height/weight: 5-foot-10, 165

Why selected: “Cam Wilson is a tireless worker who competes for the ball every time it’s thrown his way. Tremendous work ethic, student of the game and a great leader for our football program.” – Coach Adam Kirby. Had 17 catches for 194 yards and an 11.4-yard average with two TDs last season.

Benton's Pearce Russell had a big night against Hahnville in the LHSAA Class 5A state playoff game.

Pearce Russell

Benton, Sr.

Height/weight: 6-0, 185

Why selected: “Pearce is one of the top three wide receivers in the state. Best route-runner I've ever coached. High football IQ. Has Trent Taylor and Cooper Kupp type ability. Should be D1 receiver. Has offer from SAU right now.” -- Coach Reynolds Moore

Josh Sebald

Lakeside, Sr.

Height/weight: 5-foot-10, 165

Why selected: “I have another tweener player who can play running back or receiver who has outworked most people and worked himself into possibly the school’s fastest player.” – Coach Mike Santelices

Marquez Stevenson

Captain Shreve, Jr.

Height/weight: 6-foot-4, 170

Why selected: The Class 5A state champ in the 400-meter, Stevenson has committed to Texas Tech for football and track. He averaged 27.2 yards per catch last season with five touchdowns.

Jaylin Williams

Minden, Sr.

Height/weight: 6-foot-3, 191

Why selected: A long athlete with the speed to take the top off. Great hands and very quick out of routes. Offered by Louisiana College.

Jimmy Watson covers Shreveport-Bossier area sports. Email him at jwatson@shreveporttimes.com and follow him on Twitter @JimmyWatson6.