Massachusetts' top-rated 2011 football prospect Albert Louis-Jean of Brockton High School committed to Boston College on Monday, ESPN Boston's Brendan Hall has learned.
Louis-Jean, a four-star recruit who is the ranked by ESPN Scouts Inc. as the No. 9 cornerback in the nation, also told ESPN Boston he plans to enroll at BC in January.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder had committed to Miami last March during spring practice, but with the firing of head coach Randy Shannon, Louis-Jean had a change of heart.
Scouts Inc.'s Billy Tucker had this to add on the Eagles' big get:
"The Eagles land their first four-star prospect for 2011 and now claim the top rated prospect in Massachusetts with committed of Louis-Jean, a former Miami pledge. The top-10 rated national corner has a lot of physical tools to develop in Chestnut Hill and should be one of the more athletic defensive back's on the Eagles depth chart as soon as he arrives on campus."
"At 6-foot-1, Louis-Jean has ideal height, length and range for a perimeter defender but also good footwork and overall agility needed to match up in space. His speed is more straight-line but still very good for his size and he should excel in B.C.'s zone schemes with his good closing burst and physicality. A great pickup for Boston College adding to a deep, quality class lacking a ton of blue chip prospects but filled with fundamentally sound, coachable prospects they have been achieving consist success with."