March 7, 2008

Emilien picks up offer number one

Lauderhill (Fla.) Plantation is loaded with talent in the 2009 class. With teammates Brandon McGee and Josh Robinson already off and running with numerous offers each, Plantation safety Vladimir Emilien has now entered the fray. Emilien picked up his first offer on Thursday from the University of Connecticut.

"I got it today," Emilien said of the offer. "It's my first official offer. I had already talked to Coach Richardson and I knew he was very interested in me. I haven't really seen the facilities. I'm interested in them but I have to experience it and see if I can live there. I was pretty happy about it because it was my first offer."

Emilien who has plenty of size at 6-foot-1, 188 pounds, and has athleticism to boot should see more offers continue to come in.

"Louisville has been talking to me," he said. "Louisville said that they were offering me but they're switching recruiting coaches so they said it would be a little bit, like two or three weeks before they can offer me."

Along with Louisville, South Florida has been showing Emilien some interest and he has also been hearing a lot from defending Big Ten Champion Ohio State.

"Ohio State wants to talk to me," he said. "They said they want to evaluate me more and to send my tape up there. Basically they said they may offer."

At this point, Emilien is getting interest form the far North, the Midwest and in-state but he says he is undecided on his thoughts about playing away from home.

"Right now I'm 50/50 on whether I want to stay in Florida or get out of Florida," he said. "I'm waiting for it all to happen right now."

On film, Emilien shows that he is a physical athletic safety with a lot of potential. He has a lot of confidence as well.

"I've got good awareness," he said. "I tackle very well. I think I can cover anybody in the nation right now so I fee like I'm an all-around DB."


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