October 28, 2009
Louis-Jean taking it all in
Junior athlete Albert Louis-Jean has enjoyed the recruiting process with relatively little stress thus far. That's due largely to the fact that Boston College extended him a written offer on September 1, essentially guaranteeing that he will have the ability to play college football in the Division I ranks.
Since that time interest in the Brockton, Massachusetts versatile athlete has steadily grown. He hasn't sent any film out, but he has a pretty good idea of why schools are interested.
"I've never sent any film out to anyone, but I think when I went to the Connecticut Five-Star Showdown I did a couple of good things. Most schools got to know me as a 6-foot-1 cornerback that runs a 4.4 (40-yard dash). Then I went to the combine and showed what I could do at wide receiver."
Louis-Jean has helped Brockton to a 6-1 record so far this year, but he has missed a couple of games with a knee injury. Despite that, he has managed to return a kick for a touchdown. He has also been on the receiving end of three touchdowns.
Though Boston College is the only school that has offered so far, Louis-Jean said he has been receiving interest from the likes of Miami, NC State, Virginia, Oregon, Alabama, Georgia and Notre Dame.
EagleAction.com has spoken with Louis-Jean before, but he recapped his relationship with BC thus far.
"I actually went up to their camp this past summer and did good there," he said. "They offered me on September 1. I've kept in touch with coach (Sean) Devine. We have a good relationship. I talk to him and he asks me about school and things like that. We talk about a lot of things going on off the field. We honestly just have regular conversations about everything.
"Boston College is a great school. It's definitely a school I'll be considering."
Louis-Jean attended the BC-Northeastern game earlier in the year, and he also went to the Miami-Clemson game recently down in Florida. Those trips have obviously left a strong impression on him.
"I wouldn't say I have any favorites because it's too early, but I definitely like the couple of schools that I've visited. Miami was a great trip. At BC, I saw things I had never seen before. I saw things I had never seen at Miami and it was really different. It was a different atmosphere but a great atmosphere. The game was exciting and I talked to a few of the coaches so I could get a good feel for them. I liked it."
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