Berwick High’s D.J. Robicheaux signed Tuesday to play football at Louisiana College in Pineville. Seated, from left, are Robicheaux’s grandfather, Fred Robicheaux; father, Darrin Robicheaux; cousin, Benson Landry; Robicheaux; mother, Bobbi Jo Robicheaux; and grandmother, Charlotte Robicheaux. Standing, are sister, Gabrielle Robicheaux; aunt, Michelle Fontenot; and sister, Samantha Robicheaux. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
Berwick High’s Trenton Hebert signed Tuesday to play football at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, Minnesota. From left are
Hebert’s brother, Cory Hebert; mother, Regina Hebert; Hebert; father, Tracy Hebert; and cousin, Toby Everage. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
Berwick's Robicheaux, Hebert ink with colleges
Berwick seniors D.J. Robicheaux and Trenton Hebert signed paperwork Tuesday to continue their football careers beyond the high school level.
Robicheaux inked with Louisiana College in Pineville, while Hebert is headed to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, Minnesota.
Robicheaux said the process to pick a school was long and took a lot of thinking, “but I feel like it’s going to be a good fit for me.”
Robicheaux also considered Mid-American Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, but chose Louisiana College because it’s a lot closer to home. He said he likes the family-like atmosphere at Louisiana College.
Berwick Head Coach Eric Holden said Louisiana College is a “great university,” and Head Coach Dennis Dunn “does a great job there.”
“D.J. is a dedicated, hardworking individual who’s self-motivated, so that always leads to great things,” Holden said.
Robicheaux was Berwick’s defensive leader during the 2016 season, Holden said. He’s “extremely aggressive,” vocal and a motivator, Holden said.
Speed and quickness are the two things Robicheaux said he needs to work on the most while preparing to play at the next level.
Robicheaux, a safety, will work hard to try to start at that position his freshman year at Louisiana College.
Robicheaux will dedicate the coming months to training hard and eating right, he said.
Robicheaux was a first-team All-District 8-3A selection as a defensive back following his senior season, while he also was chosen as an honorable mention Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 3A All-State pick. He was selected to participate in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl after his senior season.
For Hebert, Fond du Lac was the only school where he considered playing football. Hebert said he likes the campus, the cold weather and “new environment” there.
Hebert said he hopes to play either center, his high school position, or offensive guard. He was selected to participate in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl after his senior season.
Hebert was one of Berwick’s leaders this past season on the offensive line and is “ult r a - c o m p e t i t i v e , ” Holden said. Holden has sent quite a few of his players to Fond du Lac.
“It’s a great place, kids get stretched out of their comfort zone being that far away from home,” Holden said.
“Every young man that I send up there has turned into a great individual,” Holden said.
Hebert said he needs to work most on improving his footwork and strength.
Hebert also intends to make sure he listens more intently to his coaches.
Holden will keep working with both Hebert and Robicheaux to help them train on aspects of the game, such as explosiveness and hand-eye coordination, until they go off to college.