Varsity Preps

Airline’s Got Talent

Louisiana has a lot of depth and talent in the class of 2016. Quite a few of these athletes come from North LA, particularly Airline High School.

Flying slightly under the recruiting radar, Vertain Allen, Deangelo Pouncy, Tyrice Neal and Shun’Cee Thomas each have been making noise on the field.

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Allen is a 6’1, 200-pound OLB/SS with a 3.0 GPA and a 19 on his ACT.

Last season Allen compiled 36 total tackles, 3 sacks, caused 2 fumbles and a deflected pass, and earned a defensive spot on the All-District 1-5A team.

Despite his success in the 2014 season, Allen has been working in the offseason where he now runs a 4.65 (40) and maxes 290 (bench) and squats 370.

You can view Allen’s highlights at: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2598562/highlights/206787379/v2.

His Twitter is @_Vertrainnn.

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Also referred to as “DP3”, Deangelo Pouncy is a 5’10, 170-pound FS/CB/WR.

Running a 4.54 (40), having a 32” vertical, benching 265 and squatting 375, Pouncy has become a big presence on the field.

“I started playing football ever since I was five-years-old,” Pouncy said. “Then I began playing for Airline High my freshman year and became a starter my sophomore year.”

Going into week four, Pouncy has already racked up two interceptions, one pick-6, three tackles for loss and 19 total tackles.

So far Pouncy has yet to receive any offers, but has received letters from a few colleges.

Pouncy is also putting work in the classroom has he maintains a 3.2 GPA and 20 ACT.

You can watch Pouncy’s highlights at: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2579366/deangelo-pouncy and follow him on Twitter at: @dpthree_.

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Wearing the #6 jersey for the Airline Vikings, Tyrice Neal is a 6’0, 160-pound CB/FS.

In the classroom Neal has a 2.3 GPA; on the field he has a 4.50 shuttle, 31.4” vertical and 35’ power ball.

Starting for the 5A varsity football team as a freshman, Neal has become a popular name on the defensive side of the ball.

You can view Neal’s highlights at: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2578587/tyrice-neal and follow him on Twitter at @tdub_6.

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Accumulating 751 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns on 128 carries and 3 receiving touchdowns, Shun’Cee Thomas is another weapon for the Vikings.

Entering into the week four competition, the 5’10, 181-pounder RB has already compiled 469 yards rushing and 8 touchdowns on 61 carries.

However, the field is not the only place where Thomas is finding success as he is maintaining a 3.0 GPA and 17 ACT.

You can watch Thomas’ highlights at: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2874421/shuncee-thomas and follow him on Twitter at @shun_slt_thomas.

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