YORK – Masry Mapieu will be taking his talents to Louisiana. The state champion signed his letter of intent Wednesday to play for the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Mapieu initially committed to Nebraska, but due to academic concerns, the Huskers rescinded their offer. He then decided to play football at Iowa Western Community College. But Mapieu felt that the junior college route wasn’t the right fit for him, “If you get hurt, your process is done and I didn’t want that to happen. Louisiana-Lafayette offered me a full scholarship and I would rather take that.”
In his three years with the York Duke football team, he totaled 174 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, four sacks, one fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception.
Mapieu says he’s enjoyed his time at York High School, “It’s been great here. The coaches have taught me a lot of stuff. I remember when I was a freshman at McCool Junction seeing them (York) play in the state title game that I wanted to be in that position someday. Now, I’m a state champion!”
Louisiana Lafayette intends to use Mapieu at nose tackle and defensive end. The Ragin’ Cajuns are coming off a 5-7 record and are searching for their first winning season since the 2014 campaign.