It appears that the University of Miami still has a chance to reel in Brockton High four-star defensive back Albert Louis-Jean.
Louis-Jean committed to Miami in March, but was one of three players who de-committed earlier this month after the school fired Randy Shannon. Louis-Jean said Miami remains a potential landing spot.
“Of course,” Louis-Jean said. “I’m going down there [for an official visit] this weekend.”
Louis-Jean, who is the top-rated recruit from New England, has already taken official visits to Boston College and Penn State. He said after this weekend, he does not have any other official visits planned.
Louis-Jean’s father, Albert Louis-Jean Sr., said at the moment it’s a three-team race between those schools.
“I’d say BC has just as good a chance as anybody,” Louis-Jean Sr. said. “We’ve heard from a lot of schools since Randy [Shannon] was fired, but I wouldn’t say we’ve had serious conversations with any of them. He’s not really interested in anybody else at this point.
“He’s always been interested in just a few schools. That’s why he committed early.”
Miami is scheduled to introduce former Temple head coach Al Golden as Shannon’s replacement today. Louis-Jean said as of Monday morning, he had not been contacted by Golden or anybody at Miami.
“I really don’t’ know anything about him,” Louis-Jean said.
Golden is a New Jersey native who played tight end at Penn State. Before he became Temple’s head coach, Golden served as an assistant coach at Virginia, Penn State and Boston College.
Miami has four commitments in its current recruiting class.
Louis-Jean is expected to announce his decision during the first week of January.
Cochran leads Masuk to title
ESPNU 150 Watch List quarterback Casey Cochran (Monroe, Conn./Masuk) completed 22 of 32 passes for 309 yards and three touchdowns in Masuk’s 50-20 triumph over New Canaan in Connecticut’s Class L championship game Saturday.
Cochran, who also ran for a touchdown, left the game with an ankle injury in the third quarter, but returned late in the fourth.
Masuk completed its season with a 13-0 record.