The Louisiana Ragin Cajuns added four more recruits to their Class of 2023 on Wednesday, signing DL Antonie Baylis, DB Glenn Brown, LB Emiliano Soldevilla, and QB D’Wayne’ Winfield.
The 26-player class is full of local talent, with 11 players from the Bayou State. It has seven mid-year enrollees, 10 lineman, five receivers, four linebackers, three defensive backs, two tight ends, a running back, and a quarterback.
2022 season ticket holders can now renew for the 2023 season at the same price by going to www.ragincajuns.com/tickets. Renewal packets will also be mailed to the address on the account.
Louisiana also added two preferred walk-ons from the Acadiana area in Carencro’s Chantz Caesar and Southside’s Landon Baptiste.
Antoine Baylis (DL, Mansfield, TX, Southwest Baptist University)
Appeared in 18 games for Southwest Baptist and registered 41 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss, and 3.0 sacks … Tallied 15 tackles and a pair of sacks in seven games played in 2022 … Had a career game against Texas Permian Basin where he amassed four tackles, 2.0 sacks and forced a fumble … Registered 26 tackles in 11 games in 2021 to go along with 5.0 TFL and a sack.
Glenn Brown (DB, LaPlace, LA, Southern University)
Started in all 36 games played throughout his four-year career at Southern … Recorded 62 tackles, four interceptions and 2.5 tackles for loss … Broke up 19 passes … Picked off a pass and returned it for a touchdown in the 2022 season-opener against Florida Memorial … Tallied 21 tackles and seven pass breakups in 2022 … Registered a career-high 28 tackles in 10 games in 2021 with nine PBUs and a pair of interceptions … Earned all-district honors as a senior in basketball … Competed in the 200m at the state championship.
Emiliano Soldevilla (LB, Houston, TX, Cypress Ridge HS)
Garnered All-District 17-6A First Team honors as a senior … Registered 80 tackles and 9.5 tackles for loss … Recorded 121 receiving yards and a touchdown … Handled kickoff return duties and averaged 21.3 yards per return … Named an academic all-state honorable mention in 2022 … A team captain that was named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year … Also started on the basketball team.
D’Wayne’ Winfield (QB, Lutcher, LA, Lutcher HS)
Was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year and Best Player of the Year at the 2022 Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club after accounting for 4,657 yards and 70 touchdowns as a senior … Passed for 2,187 yards and 32 touchdowns while rushing for 2,477 yards and 38 touchdowns … Helped Lutcher win its ninth LHSAA State Championship, passing for 299 yards and three touchdowns and rushing 43 times for 130 yards and touchdown.