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.