DITR: Jac Comeaux Jr.

The Dunham Tigers leaned on the gutsy play of their quarterback Jackson House and their strong defense to make their first state championship appearance since 2004, but whenever the Tigers needed a big play, they called upon wide receiver Jac Comeaux Jr. for exactly that.

“It was an honor to be the top receiver on the squad this year. I worked extremely hard for it for countless hours and it paid off. I’m glad I was playing the role I did when we went so far this year. I knew going into this year that I needed to step up to not only receive DI offers this year, but to prove myself right that I am the guy. It was my turn. I started as a sophomore and was behind a couple of college players my freshman year so I had a lot of experience. The people know now.”

The 5’11, 165 pound receiver may not be the biggest guy on the field, but what is big is his incredible deep ball speed. His playmaking ability allowed him to be the number one target for the Tigers last season in a big way.

“Any deep ball route is my favorite route to run. It’s extremely hard for people to guard me with it.”

Always having a knack for making the big play, Comeaux only had 37 receptions, but 12 of those receptions resulted in touchdowns to also add 1,133 yards receiving. Add in the numbers, Comeaux averaged a staggering 30 yards per reception in 2022. Although his speed is elite, the Dunham playmaker certainly has more than just speed to get by defenders.

“My biggest strengths to my game as a receiver is my knowledge of the game as a whole, my I.Q., knowing my role, what to do in certain game situations, crisp and quick routes, my deep ball specifically, and my 4.4 speed to blow by defenders. My hands and able to go up and grab the ball for my size are elite.”

Although the Dunham Tigers would lose to St. Charles Catholic in the Division III (Select) State Championship, Jac Comeaux Jr. still made his mark in a big way at the Superdome with four catches for 159 yards and a touchdown. (Photo taken by Jason Saucier)

A lot of those skills are what he picked up after constantly watching a former LSU Tiger and current NFL superstar become one of the best in the league.

“OBJ is my favorite player. He has a similar playing style. I like how he is overall. I’ve watched every single game of his rookie year, followed him with the Browns and the Rams, and I watch all of his workout videos on routes and form as well.”

Helping lead the Tigers to the Division III (Select) State Championship Game, being a team player also gave him a lot of individual honors including making 1st Team All-District, All-Metro, All-State, and finally, Class 2A Louisiana Offensive MVP. With all of those accomplishments, one would think that would satisfy someone, but for Comeaux, there is more for him to accomplish his senior year.

“To improve next year, I need to get bigger. I am constantly in the weight room and I am trying to get to a 4.3/40. My goals are to get over 2,000 yards and 15 touchdowns, make All-State again, and get a Power Five offer.”

Currently, Comeaux is in a good spot right now in recruiting as with his 3.8 GPA in the classroom to boot, he has an Ivy League School offer from Cornell and also has over 30 college interests to go along with it. Playing against big competition at only 5’11, 165 pounds doesn’t scare Comeaux as he can make plays with the best of the best in Louisiana including Class 5A powerhouse Catholic High School in Baton Rouge.

“With the game the team had against Catholic, I knew we would be crazy. As a 2A team vs. 5A, we lost within the last three minutes of the game. Me and the QB had an insane connection that game for a TD.”

Always working to get better, Comeaux has always been a great athlete that has naturally excelled in any sport that he participates in.

“I’ve played golf, baseball, basketball, football, tennis, swimming, track so all the training has helped me with speed and agility. It just stuck with me. Once I figured out the form, I really got it down. I have always been fast because of all the work I used to do with trainers when I was young.”

Dunham High School 2024 WR Jac Comeaux Jr. signals first down after a catch he made against U-High his sophomore year.

The hard work has certainly paid off for Jac Comeaux Jr. as he is ready to show college coaches that he certainly has what it takes to become a great college player.

“To the recruiters on me: you won’t regret giving me a shot. Film/stats/awards do not lie either.”

Jac Comeaux is a perfect representation of the Dunham Tigers. Case in point last season, under estimate either Comeaux or the Tigers and you may get burned again in 2023.

“We have a chip on our shoulder and we are locked in just like we were last summer.”