Ryan Robinson Jr. Edna Karr

Posted On: 01/31/21 9:32 PM

Louisiana’s rapidly expanding 7-on-7 landscape wasted little time launching into its 2021 routine following the COVID-delayed high school season’s Dec. 30 conclusion.

The state’s premier program, the Bootleggers, followed a tryout session for its Southwest Louisiana team Jan. 2 at St. Martinville with its primary tryout for the national squad the next day at St. James.

The event drew a wide range of standouts from across Louisiana, including a couple from across state lines — such as one-time LSU-committed cornerback Khamauri Rogers, who returns to the team for the second straight season.

A handful of the top performers — including one bonus player of note — included:

Javae Gilmore — 6-4, 190 ATH — Amite

Perhaps the biggest question for the next rising star out of Tangipahoa Parish is to which position does he project at the next level. His long, tall frame, with plenty to potentially add to it, suggests Gilmore could grow into not only a tight end or outside linebacker, but even a defensive end. But, even against top cornerbacks at the tryout, he showed the speed and skills on the perimeter to provide as good a wide receiver performance of

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