Louis Hopes to Shine in All-Star Game

Arkansas State commitment Kirk Louis, Jr., has big plans for Sunday’s U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl. Louis, a 6-foot-1, 240-pound linebacker from Baton Rouge McKinley, will play for the Black Knights in the game that pits top senior football talent from the Baton Rouge area.

“I've had a great week of practice,’’ said Louis. “I’ve got my fingers crossed that I will get MVP. I want to get it for the fans.”

The game will be played at Olympia Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. This is the 13th year for the game to be played.

Louis’ high school team finished 4-7.

"We had a really good season defensively,’’ he said. “I got first team All-District and I am hoping for All-State.

Up to 10 offers, Louis said he is still strong in the A-State camp and he plans on making his official visit to Arkansas State on the weekend of Jan. 23-25.

“UL-Lafayette has been talking about offering me lately but it won’t affect my decision,’’ he said. “I’m all A-State.”

He did not get to attend any games in Jonesboro this year but watched the Red Wolves on TV.

“I know that DL has been beat up, but I know this staff will get things turned around,” he said. “That's the reason I committed.”

A family trip to the GoDaddy Bowl is being considered.

“If we don’t go we will be watching and representing,’’ he said.