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.