National Signing Day is a monumental moment in the life of a young football player. South Louisiana always shines in the spotlight, and the class of 2017 put pen to paper and signed with teams all across the country.

The Acadiana area and surrounding regions are so rich with talent, college recruiters know they can always find talent wherever they go. When the living room starts to fill up with letters and the phone is ringing off the hooks, high school players face an incredibly difficult decision.

Once they put their name on the dotted line, their future for the next four years is set. This decision will determine where they get their education, the teammates that will become their lifelong friends, the location that becomes their home away from home and so much more. Good luck to all the young men who worked years for this moment, now go make everybody proud.

Abbeville Wildacts
TE Allen Arclies: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
LB Montel Cormier: Lousiana College Wildcats
LB/RB Chris Shelvin: Louisiana College Wildcats

Acadiana Wreckin' Rams
DB Bralen Trahan: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
TE Andre Landry: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (blue-shirt, Class of 2018)
OL/DL Dylan Lewis: Missouri Baptist
DL Lamar Christmas: Missouri Baptist

Barbe Bucs
RB Kirkland Banks: Lamar University Cardinals
WR Nate Briscoe: McNeese State Cowboys

Breaux Bridge Tigers
LB Tylar Wiltz: Southern Arkansas Muleriders

Carencro Bears
LB Rashaad Harding: ULM Warhawks
DB Kordell Williams: McNeese State Cowboys
WR Eric "Juice" Tolivour: New Mexico Military Institute
OL Chaise Melancon: New Mexico Military Institute
OL Kenneth "Big Ken" Mouton: Coffeyville Junior College

Catholic High-New Iberia Panthers
DL Ziyon Hill: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
LB Brandon Potier: Arkansas-Monticello Bowl Weevils (preferred walk-on)

Cecilia Bulldogs
DE Braylon Daigle: Northwestern State Demons

Comeaux Spartans
OL Shane Vallot: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (preferred walk-on)
DL Desmond Monette: McNeese State (preferred walk-on)
WR Tanarious Achan: Riverside City College (JUCO)
DB/LB Latravien Thomas: Riverside City College (JUCO)
DT Antonio Bourgeois: Riverside City College (JUCO)
LB Cody Duhon: Louisiana College Wildcats
DB Juston Birch: Louisiana College Wildcats

Erath Wildcats
RB Elijah Mitchell: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns

Iowa Yellow Jackets
DT Michael Mayes: Tyler Junior College
RB Joseph Figueroa: Grand View University

Jennings Bulldogs
RB Travis Etienne Jr., Clemson Tigers

Kaplan Pirates
RB/LB Julius Johnson: Louisiana College Wildcats

Lafayette High Mighty Lions
LB Chance Anderson: Arkansas-Monticello Bowl Weevils
S Uche Utomi: Arkansas-Monticello Bowl Weevils
DB/WR Tre'lan Langlinais-Louisiana College Wildcats

LaGrange Gators
DE/OLB Kevin Victorian: Grambling Tigers
DB Devin Jack: Henderson State Reddies
DE/LB Jordan Griffin: Southeastern Lions

New Iberia Yellow Jackets
LS Anthony Work: Louisiana College Wildcats

North Vermilion Patriots
WR/DB Tyler Galley: Sterling College Warriors
DE/TE Jaylon Miller: Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions
QB/DB Triston Romero: Elmhurt College Blue Jays

Notre Dame Pioneers
DT Tyler Shelvin: LSU Tigers

Opelousas Catholic Vikings
OL Spencer Gardner: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (blue-shirt, Class of 2018)

Sulphur Golden Tors
QB Byron Walker: Southeastern Lions
DL LaColby Tucker: Garden City CC

St. Thomas More Cougars
WR Griffin Hebert: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
DT Hunter Clay: Southern Jaguars (preferred walk-on)
LB Noah Fontenot: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (preferred walk-on)
K Gabe Pontiff: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (preferred walk-on)

Teurlings Catholic Rebels
DB Justin Murray: Tyler Junior College

Welsh Greyhounds
LB Garrick Gray: McNeese State Cowboys

Westminster Christian Academy
LB Zach Thomas: Louisiana College Wildcats
LB Ken Jones: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (preferred walk-on)

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