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Posted On: 10/28/20 12:49 PM

Consider 2021 "The Year of the Receiver" in Louisiana.

With all due respect to star defensive tackle Maason SmithMaasonSmith6'5" | DLTerrebonne | 2021StateLA, the state’s now-senior class has been primarily headlined and spotlighted by its impressive crop of pass-catching playmakers for at least two years.

Smith tops the 2021 rankings, but five of Louisiana’s top 10 prospects — as well as dozens of its top 200 — are receivers.

And that impressive group in terms of both high-end talent and depth comes despite natives Latrell Neville and Theodore "Teddy" Knox now living in Texas and other two-way high school stars such as Sage RyanSageRyan5'11" | DBLafayette Christian | 2021StateLA, Matthew LangloisMatthewLanglois6'0" | DBCatholic - Pointe Coupee | 2021StateLA and Jardin GilbertJardinGilbert6'2" | DBUniversity Lab | 2021StateLA being recruiting as defensive backs.

Without considering those expatriates and athletes, here are the seven top names to know leading the way of that receiving class.

All seven are among Louisiana’s top 19 senior prospects overall in the 2021 rankings.

Chris HiltonChrisHilton6'2" | WRZachary | 2021StateLA Jr. — 6-2, 175 WR — Zachary

Speaking of this statewide receiving class taking over the spotlight two years ago, Zachary’s speedy, spring multi-sport standout is a great place to start. The son of two former college track athletes began high school

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