2014 Review: Raymond Bonnette

Raymond Bonnette

Loreauville offensive coordinator Rhett Peltier talks about his junior quarterback...

There seems to be a growing trend of shorter-than-prototype QBs signing scholarships and getting their shot on the next level.

Although Raymond Bonnette stands just under 6-0, it's difficult to argue with his production as a prep quarterback.

"Raymond is probably around 5-foot-11 1/2," Loreauville offensive coordinator Rhett Peltier said. "He had a great year. He broke the school record for most passing TDs in a season, and is the school's first 2,000-yard passer.

"He had over 3,000 yards total offense with 2,400 passing and over 700 rushing. Raymond wants to play quarterback in college. He has the ability and I hope someone gives him an opportunity."

What are Bonnette's strengths?

"His ability to make a play continue - to extend it - whenever things break down or don't go as originally planned," Peltier said. "He's also a very good runner."

Bonnette's best attribute, however, can be a double-edged sword.

"He's so competitive that he needs to work on knowing when a play is over and not take big hits just to struggle for one more yard," Peltier explained. "We can't afford to lose him.

"Raymond is a great kid and very coachable. He does well in school. He also takes every snap at corner and that's scary at times from a potential injury standpoint."

Bonnette completed 12-of-13 attempts for 300-plus yards and five TDs in his team's win over West Saint Mary.

"I'm sure he holds our career record for touchdown passes," Peltier said. "We don't keep up with all of those records, but I can't imagine anyone throwing for more."

Bonnette's favorite target is younger brother Rhashid Bonnette, a 2015 wide receiver.

Peltier is encouraged by successful FBS programs inking quarterbacks that don't fit the traditional mold.

The local Ragin' Cajuns signed D'Shaie Landor, who had similar measureables as Bonnette, out of Teurlings Catholic this year.

"It shows college coaches are willing to give kids a chance at quarterback even if they aren't 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds," Peltier said.

Bonnette (#4) pictured below (right) with RB Spencer Mitchell

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