September 23, 2009

Speedster Gilbert St. Louis updates recruitment

One state that colleges continually recruit year in and year out is the football hotbed of Florida. Aptly nicknamed the "Sunshine State", Florida has developed a fresher title relating to college fooball, "The Speed State". Having already pulled current starters Antonio Brown, Kirkston Edwards and Paris Cotton from Florida along with a host of backups and depth players, the Chippewas are once again eyeing the state for some speed.

As one of the fastest defensive back's in the state, Gilbert St. Louis has seen plenty of schools offer him a scholarship. Among them are Central Michigan, Colorado State, Maryland, Connecticut, Indiana, Minnesota and Western Michigan with a host of other schools keeping close tabs on him during his senior season. St. Louis is scheduled for an official visit to CMU this weekend and has the Chippewas in his top five.

"My top five would be Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Indiana, Connecticut and Minnesota" said St. Louis.

Of those schools, St. Louis is scheduled to visit all but Minnesota in the coming weeks. With visits on the way, St. Louis has also made it very apparent what he's looking for.

"I'm just looking for a steady program, coaches, a good education and really, a good place I can stay for four years because chances are it will be farther from home"

While all the schools he plans on visiting may have different standards and situations in those regards, they all do have one major thing in common that has drawn the interest from St. Louis.

"All of them have the possibility of early playing time. I've looked at their depth charts and there is a definite possibility I could see the field early".

What's giving St. Louis the chance to see the field early is his blistering speed combined with a 5-foot-10 and 175 pound frame that could project at many positions. St. Louis has played some wide receiver and started at safety last year, but has moved to his preferable and recruited position of corner this year.

"I've played pretty good this year, I'm at corner now," said St. Louis. "I think I've done a good job, and pretty much every school is recruiting me as a corner too".

Teaming with him in the secondary is fellow CMU target Devon Drane. They both have CMU offers and the possibility of playing together has been brought up.

"We're trying to maybe play together," said St. Louis. "But I don't think we will be visiting at the same time".

St. Louis and his Plantation High squad are off to a 2-0 start and looking to make a deep run into the playoffs. While there is still plenty of time left in the season, there may not be much time before St. Louis pulls the trigger on a school as he plans on deciding in October.

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