Posted On: 01/29/21 6:00 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.

And one of the arms of the state’s premier program was the first to kick off its preseason tryout process as the Bootleggers’ Southwest Louisiana team headed to St. Martinville early on Jan. 2.

The event drew a wide range of standouts from the 2021 through 2024 recruiting classes not just around Louisiana, but even a couple from across state lines.

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

Cowinn Helaire — 5-9, 150 WR — Lafayette Christian (2022)

The Knights’ rising senior’s quickness was able to put defenders off balance off the line and create space out of breaks in his route and have one of the event’s more productive receiving performances. Helaire looks poised for a notable jump in opportunities this fall with weapons such as Sage RyanSageRyan5'11" | DBLafayette Christian | 2021StateLA and Caemon "Speedy" Scott among Lafayette Christian’s departures.

Austin Jackson — 5-8, 175 WR — Brother Martin (2022)

The smaller receiver showed the same quickness and speed for which he’s known in the

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