June 18, 2009
Talented safety Gilbert St. Louis updates his recruiting
The Chippewas are after yet another speedster from the state of Florida, this time its three star athlete Gilbert St. Louis from Plantation (FL). Playing in the secondary for Plantation comes with some big expectations as the Colonels sent Josh Robinson (Central Florida), and Brandon McGee (Miami) to Division 1 schools just last year.
"It's great having played with those guys" added St. Louis, "I just want to continue the tradition and follow in their footsteps".
Last year St. Louis totaled 46 tackles, 6 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries as he played both corner and safety. For his upcoming senior season St. Louis hopes to build off those statistics and make a bigger impact as a ball hawk in the secondary.
"I want to get about five interceptions
and take them all back for touchdowns".
Gilbert has had a pretty quiet summer pertaining to the camp circuit, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been staying busy.
"I might go to the Florida State camp, but that's about it for the summer. I've been pretty busy with my high school team and that's where my focus it right now".
St. Louis currently holds an impressive offer list that includes Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Connecticut, Maryland, Colorado State, Minnesota, Indiana, Toledo and just recently, Southern Mississippi. With such a long list of school already offering him, where does CMU currently stand?
"I like CMU a lot, I really do" said St. Louis.
"I like there depth chart too. They are also recruiting some of my teammates like Devon Drane and Ravelto Robinson, so that's cool".
Central Michigan also appears to fit the type of school St. Louis is looking for.
"I want to go somewhere that has good academics and a place where I can get a good education. I'm also looking for a place that has good coaches and a program that sends guys to the NFL".
Louis was officially timed at 4.45 seconds in the forty yard dash at a Rivals.com event, but reported he has ran as low as 4.31. Either way his speed is an asset, but not the only thing he brings to the football field.
"I'm bigger than a lot of guys I play against. I think I'm pretty fast and I hit hard, and I also have good tackling technique" said St. Louis in reference to his football strengths.
St. Louis doesn't currently have any leaders, but that could change soon as he is debating when to make his commitment.
"I don't have any leaders right now, no top three or top five" added St. Louis.
"But I definitely want to make a decision before my senior season is over, maybe even before the summer is over who knows. But definitely before my senior season is done, I want to get my commitment out of the way before then".
CMU has made a habit of grabbing talented secondary players from the state of Florida, might St. Louis be moving to Mount Pleasant? Look for more on St. Louis in the future.
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