FNL Will Host Dade County 2012 Secret

It is widely known that Dade County is one of the most, if not the most fertile football recruiting grounds in all of nation. Therefore, it isn't surprising that a few prospects go unnoticed for a while. The 2012 class is barely getting noticed right now and one to watch hard will be Miami Beach athlete Ricardo Louis. Louis already has three BCS program offers and is looking for more.

The five hour trip up to Friday Night Lights on July 23, could be a very productive one for Ricardo Louis. The 6-2, 200 pound athlete is already being offered as a quarterback but hi athletic skills could allow him to play many positions in college.

Playing the game since he was nine years old, Louis ran for 455 yards and 10 touchdowns and threw for 425 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore in Miami Beach's Wing-T offense. His ability to throw the ball has prompted his coaching staff to try and throw the ball more in 2010.

While he may be a secret in the Internet recruiting world, coaches from major programs have been by to watch him play and some have already verbally offered a scholarship to play football for their respective programs.

"Miami, FIU, Florida, UCF, and Tennessee have been in contact," Louis said earlier this week. "FIU, Miami, and UCF have offered. My two favorites growing up were Miami and Florida. I liked Percy Harvin and Jaccori Harris."

He is pushing himself at quarterback, but is still uncertain what his future brings.

"Right now schools are telling me quarterback and safety, but I have been working out a lot at receiver," he said. "I like receiver too."

Louis talked about the schools that he has been in the most contact with.

FIU: "I like the way they are rebuilding their team. They are trying to rebuild with players from around Dade County. I really like that."

UCF: "I like their facilities and their campus. I like the way they handle themselves, they are really straight about everything."

Miami: "I like a lot about Miami. I like how they win games, their academics, and their facilities. I like everything about them."

Tennessee: "They want me to play quarterback for them. I went up there for a camp and did really well at quarterback and they were the first team that really offered."

Florida: "Florida is saying quarterback right now and talking about an offer on September 1. I plan on playing receiver and quarterback at Friday Night Lights....I just heard about the camp and i know people show off their skills there. I just want to get some work at quarterback and want to be seen. I will work out at receiver too."

With still two high school seasons left to play, Ricardo Louis already has a feel for what he is looking for in a college football program.

"(My decision) will mostly be about academics, tradition and how they recruit me," he said. "If I go there I also want some early playing time."
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