On most football teams, the Westgate senior defensive back would be the fastest guy on the roster. At WHS, he’s a close second.
“Kayshon (Boutte) is the fastest but I’m right behind,” said Blayne Delahoussaye, a first-team all-district performer last year.
Earlier this year, Delahoussaye, Boutte and wide receiver Jordan Doucet were on the WHS 4X200 relay team that garnered national acclaim.
“We were 13th in the nation at the New Balance Nationals,” Delahoussaye said. “That felt good because it’s something Jordan and I had been talking about for years, doing it on a national scale.”
That speed helped Delahoussaye land a pair of football scholarship offers after the spring.
“Southeastern came to the spring game,” Delahoussaye said. “They said they liked the way I played. They evaluated me and also liked my size, so they decided to offer me.”
The Lions signed edge rusher Ron Madison from Westgate in their 2019 recruiting class.
“I talked to Ron after I got the offer,” Delahoussaye said. “He said it would be a good look for us to both be there.
“He likes it there, and whenever they have somebody else you know personally at a college you’re considering, that makes it better.”
The Southern Jaguars also extended an offer to Delahoussaye, who intercepted three passes last season.
“It’s a good school,” he said. “I might take official visits there and to SLU next month. I might commit before the season. I might do it after, too. I do want to take official visits first.”
Delahoussaye, who sports a 3.4 GPA with a 20 on the ACT, plans to major in Kinesiology.
“Defense should be a team strength for us,” he said of the upcoming season. “My strength is man-to-man coverage. I can cover anybody.”
“The only thing keeping more colleges away from Blayne is that he’s a smaller guy,” Westgate head coach Ryan Antoine said., “but he just turned 16. I have some sophomores that are 16.
“He’s one of the smartest kids I’ve been around, studies the game, and is a real technician. He can definitely fly. Being a smaller stature guy, he has to concentrate on technique and details, and he only allowed four catches last season.”
Antoine projects big things for Delahoussaye.
“Whichever school he chooses is going to get a player,” Antoine said. “By the time he’s 19, he’ll be an all-conference player in college.”