A Comet is prepared for collegiate jump: Mason Narcisse signs to University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Published 10:12 am Saturday, February 8, 2020

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LAPLACE — Future Ragin’ Cajun Mason Narcisse, a tried and true defensive powerhouse on the St. Charles Catholic Comets football team, is confident his high school athletic career prepared him to make big time plays at the collegiate level.

Without a doubt, Narcisse’s most memorable moment was blocking a field goal in double overtime to send the Comets to the Division III state championship game.

The Comets were up against the Catholic High – New Iberia on Nov. 29, 2019. The Panthers had just run in for a touchdown, and all they needed was an extra point to send the game to triple overtime. That was when Narcisse ran down the middle and blocked the Panther’s kick to end the game with a 43-42 victory.

Narcisse signed a letter of intent to play football for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on National Signing Day, and he looks forward to countless exhilarating games alongside his new teammates.

UL was the first to offer Narcisse a collegiate football career, and the university’s coaching staff has been there for him every step of the way over the past two years.

“They really were there day one with me,” Narcisse said. “I want to be part of their culture because they are a really good team. The recruiting is awesome over there. I’m going to be serious. I’m planning on working hard. You’re going to see me playing some big time football.”

With hard work and dedication, Narcisse hopes to rise to the challenge and eventually reach the Ragin’ Cajuns Hall of Fame. His first step is to get playtime and make Freshman All-American.

Narcisse has collected numerous all-district titles during his time at SCC. Additionally, he’s earned a spot on all-metro, the Clarion Herald’s elite team, and two all-state listings from the Louisiana Football Coaches Association and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

Narcisse fell in love with the game at an early age and started out in the St. John the Baptist Parish recreation circuit, playing football with the Wildcats. He will be the first in his family to play football at the collegiate level.

“I’m trying to be great,” Narcisse said. “It comes with the hard work and dedication I’m going to put in to help the team grow and get better.”

He’ll never forget the lessons learned at SCC, where head coach Frank Monica and defensive coach Wayne Stein have always taught him to be respectful and driven for success.

Monica described Narcisse as an excellent player who has been consistent in practice habits and performance. He’s versatile on the front line, with the ability to play defensive tackle or defensive end.

“He’s a very physical player,” Monica said. “He’s got strong hands and plays with good leverage. He chases the ball. I think that ULL has got a steal in Mason. I think he’s good enough to play on the next level if the good Lord spares him from injury.”

Monica said Narcisse’s best football is still ahead of him.

“He’s got a lot to prove, and I think he’s going to a good university. They have been committed to him for two years,” Monica said. “We wish him well. He’s as good as he wants to be, and he’s going to control that with his work ethic.”