Brockton's Louis-Jean weighing options

Correspondent Roger Brown is reporting today on his blog that the University of Miami's decision to fire head coach Randy Shannon on Saturday has caused Brockton senior wideout/safety and Hurricanes commit Albert Louis-Jean to once again open up his recruitment.

Louis-Jean, an ESPNU 150 defensive back and the top-ranked prospect in both Massachusetts and New England, gave a verbal commitment to Miami last March. He was at the Penn State-Michigan State game Saturday for an official visit, his second trip to Happy Valley inside of three weeks, and has also taken an official to Boston College. Louis-Jean has not yet taken an official to Coral Gables, but told Brown such a visit is still in play in the wake of Shannon's firing.

"I wouldn't say I'm solid (to Miami) right now," Louis-Jean told Brown last night. "(Shannon) was a huge factor. When I went down there, he told me they would take care of me. Whoever they bring in is going to tell me whatever I want to hear. It's up in the air right now.

"I was surprised, because I was told even if he didn't do what he was supposed to do (this season), they were going to give him one more year. It's a bad situation down there right now."

For more recruiting updates on local prospects, be sure to check out Brown's blog.