Redshirt freshman who goes into 2014 with a chance to see significant playing time … Big and physical player with good hands … Had tremendous fall camp for the Tigers in August of 2013 and was in position to be in rotation at wide receiver before suffering an injury that nagged him through the first couple months of the season … Completely healed and goes into the offseason in a position to compete for a starting position … Redshirted as a true freshman in 2013 … Switched numbers and will wear No. 9 in 2013.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2013 … Joined the Tigers in January of 2013 after graduation from high school early … Took part in spring practice with the Tigers where he received the Newcomer Most Improved Award after the spring game
A versatile playmaker in all three phases of the game in high school … Played quarterback as a senior at Neville … Graduated from high school in December of 2012 and enrolled at LSU the following January … A participant in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl where he caught one pass … Led Neville to the 4A Finals as a senior and accounted for 148 yards rushing, 151 yards passing and two touchdowns in the team’s 29-22 loss to Karr in the state title game … Named the 4A Offensive MVP by Louisiana Sports Writers Association … Named to the 2012 Class 4A All-State football team … Received the 2012 Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance Mr. Football Award as voted on by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … A consensus four-star prospect by the recruiting websites … Ranked as the No. 10 prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com … Named a PrepStar Top 300 All-American … Rated the No. 22 wide receiver nationally by 247sports and No. 23 athlete by ESPN.com … A member of the Advocate Super Dozen … Threw for 1,685 yards and 18 touchdowns while collecting 1,327 yards on the ground and 21 rushing touchdowns his senior season … Recorded three interceptions at defensive back as a junior … Coached by Mickey McCarty.
Parents are Shelia & John Diarse Sr. … Born Dec. 10, 1994 … Majoring in kinesiology.