Boston High School: Miami

WA's Severin now holds four D1 offers

March, 1, 2011
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ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today with Worcester Academy athlete and ESPN150 Watch Lister Canaan Severin, who picked up his latest offer last weekend from Penn State to bring his Division 1 FBS offer total to four. Boston College, NC State and Virginia have been the other schools offering to date.

There is no general consensus among college coaches whether the Marlborough resident projects as either a wide receiver or defensive back. Severin told Brown he's open to playing wherever needed.

"I like scoring touchdowns," Severin said. "That gives you a great feeling. But laying a big hit on a receiver over the middle is a good feeling too. Schools have been telling me I'm a good enough athlete that if it doesn't work out on offense they can move me to defense. Or if it doesn't work out on defense, move me to offense."

Michigan, Tennessee, Miami (Fla.), Maryland, UConn, Iowa and Rutgers are among the other schools showing interest in the 6-foot-3, 210-pound junior, who re-classified to the Class of 2012 following his sophomore year at Marlborough High.

For more recruiting updates on New England's top high school football talent, be sure to check out Brown's blog.

Brockton's Louis-Jean decommits from Miami

December, 2, 2010
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Brockton High defensive back Albert Louis-Jean, the top-ranked 2011 prospect in Massachusetts and New England, has decommitted from the University of Miami, ESPNU is reporting.

Louis-Jean, a four-star recruit who is the ranked by ESPN as the No. 9 cornerback in the nation, had committed to the Hurricanes last March during spring practice. But with the firing of head coach Randy Shannon last Saturday, Louis-Jean and his family had a change of heart.

"I wouldn't say I'm solid [to Miami] right now," Louis-Jean told correspondent Roger Brown on Sunday 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."

Louis-Jean currently holds more than a dozen scholarship offers from Division 1, but Penn State and Boston College could emerge as favorites. He has taken official visits to Chestnut Hill and Happy Valley this fall; his official visit to the Penn State last weekend for their game against rival Michigan State was his second visit to the campus inside of three weeks.

Brockton's Louis-Jean weighing options

November, 29, 2010
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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.

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