Pierre-Louis Looking to Contribute

Auburn freshman Philip-Pierre Louis is working on making the adjustment to college football and classes.

Auburn, Ala.--The smallest player in the 2008 Auburn football signee class is hoping to stand out enough in preseason practices to earn playing time this fall.

Philip Pierre-Louis, a 5-8, 155-pound receiver and return man from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has shown the quickness and speed that made him a football and track standout at St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

"Right now I feel like I am learning the offense pretty fast," Pierre-Louis tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "All of the stuff we are doing now I pretty much know it so I am happy about that."

Like most of the 2008 Auburn signees, he got an early start on his collegiate experience.

"I have been here since the first week of July," he notes. "I am taking three classes. Everything is going fine with those. My finals are on Monday. I definitely think it was a good idea to come early and get acclimated to school."

After a couple of months in Auburn, he says everything is going smoothly. He says practice has been what he expected. "Nothing has really surprised me," he says."Everything has been how I thought it would be."

Philip Pierre-Louis runs after making a catch in his first Auburn practice.

Commenting on handling the fast-pace of college practices, Pierre-Louis says he feels he is ready for the challenge. "I feel like I am in good shape and pretty much everybody on the whole team is, too," says the receiver who played on a state championship team as a high school senior.

Talking about his goal for his freshman season, Pierre-Louis says he will happy to contribute as a receiver or a returner. "I am definitely looking forward to any opportunity I have to get on the field early and help the team win," he says.

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