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Istrouma QB among state's best

The 2004 recruiting class is going to be a good one for quarterbacks in Louisiana. Evangel's John David Booty has already committed to USC, and St. Martinville's all-purpose threat Early Doucet is getting offers from all of his top schools.<br><br>Another name to follow is Alfred Newman of Baton Rouge-Istrouma, one of the state's best all-around athletes.

As a junior, Newman (6-3, 200) completed 58 percent of his passes for 2,253 yards and 23 touchdowns with only five interceptions. While most consider him a dropback passer, he also showed that he has some pretty good wheels with 489 yards on the ground and an additional five scores. The accolades did not stop there for Newman, who garnered first team all-state honors as a punter with an average of...

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