Jai: I’d say keep pushing and have a strong mindset. Thing are gonna happen, people are gonna come and go, you might lose a few relationships, but things are gonna change for the better.Jai: First, I want people to know that outside the classroom, I take pride in showing people the ropes. Besides football, I am a very good, caring and understanding person. Basically saying, I’m good to know off the field. I feel people could forge a great relationship with me and I take pride in things of that nature.
Jai: Probably my dad is the most influential. Since the beginning, he is who I look up to. God, first of all is inspiring me, but my family as well. My family has always been there for me, pushing me to limits I’d never thought I’d be able to reach.
Jai: In the next five years, I plan to be happy. Wherever God takes me, I can’t really make that promise, but I see myself in a very positive place with my family behind me. That’s what I care about, family.
Jai: The community, the very awesome community who takes pride in football, something I love doing. They show an amazing amount of gratitude when it comes down to football.Jai: Playing for Coach Scott, he is a great coach. He produces inside school, too. He is an administrator in school and I think he’s done a great job with us, taken this program and taken it to new heights. He’s very similar to Nick Saban, in our opinion, because of his leadership and the time and effort he puts into football and other thing outside of football. So, I feel like he’s doing a great job and obviously, he’s got us to the ‘Dome. Well, there you have it folks, Mr. Jai Eugene Jr., quarterback, Division I football player. The Nick Network Prep Report would like to thank you for your time and we look forward to all the many great things you will accomplish in life. Good luck to Jai and his team, the Destrehan Fighting Wildcats to complete an undefeated season (13-0) and take home the LHSAA Non-Select Division I Football Championship. The game will be Friday, December 9, 2022 at 7 p.m. in the Superdome against the Ruston High School Bearcats. Jai: I plan to be a nurse, follow my mom’s footsteps. I watched my mom go through nursing school growing up and outside of the football field, I thought that was unique. You know, dealing with people, helping people and that’s also part of the reason I want to be at Tulane.To experience everything that ESPN.com has to offer, we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version of your web browser. Click the upgrade button to the right or learn more.
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It is one thing to hear stories and to watch film of their dad playing college or NFL football, but the Destrehan senior actually got to experience watching his dad play in Tiger Stadium when he was a little kid. Those memories of being around one of the best college football programs in the country and being around all of his dad’s teammates in the locker room already gave him a leg up in terms of actually knowing what it takes to be a part of a successful college football program starting at an early age.
This dual threat quarterback will continue the bloodlines given to him by his dad Jai Eugene Sr., who was also a highly recruited player that played quarterback for the Wildcats and signed to play in the secondary for the LSU Tigers. Like his dad, Eugene Jr. will also play in the secondary at the collegiate level. Despite being great high school quarterbacks and Division I football recruits, there are actually some differences to each of their games.
A second generation standout athlete from Destrehan High School is taking his talents to the Tulane Green Wave after quarterback Jai Eugene Jr. announced his decision to commit yesterday.Being so close to accomplishing one of your goals and having to wait a year to try and accomplish that goal can eat at you, and it has driven the younger Eugene to have his best season yet.Having those guys as resources made it a very easy decision for him to commit before the start of the season. Now, since the deed has been done, the Wildcats signal caller can focus on the season.
“First, I would like to thank God for the opportunity and the position he’s put me in. I want to thank my parents, and bonus parents who look out for me, and anyone else who’s apart of my journey.”
Experiencing what his dad went through after a great career at LSU, Eugene Jr. took his father’s advice and it has helped him apply to his own recruiting process. With other schools like Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Houston, Liberty, and Troy offering the three star prospect, listening to what the coaches and players had to say about each program really helped the second generation Destrehan star throughout this process.