New Offense A Good Fit For New Signee

The Tigers got in late on Philip Pierre-Louis, but got his signature early on signing day.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.--Lightning-quick receiver Philip Pierre-Louis has officially signed his letter of intent with the Auburn Tigers. In a recruiting year with need for speed at receiver, the 5-9, 165-pound Sunshine State product is in the top echelon in the country in that regard.

Pierre-Louis chose the Tigers over several schools, including Colorado, Iowa State, Mississippi State and Syracuse.

A player who wasn't high on Auburn's radar until the hire of new offensive coordinator Tony Franklin in December, Pierre-Louis' skill set could be a big asset in the new spread offense.

Pierre-Louis, who committed to Auburn on his official visit on Jan. 13, could also vie for a spot in the rotation as a kick or punt returner. He is one of three players from Florida high school power St. Thomas Aquinas expected to sign with Auburn this February, joining Christian Thompson and former teammate Jermaine Johnson.

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