Louis Insists He's 'Solid' for the Buckeyes

Delray Beach [Fla.] Atlantic senior wide receiver James Louis surprisingly committed to Ohio State on July 29th, after receiving over forty scholarship offers. Louis, an Under Armour All-American, reaffirmed his commitment to the Buckeyes in an interview with Bill Greene.

The July commitment of Delray Beach [Fla.] Atlantic senior wide receiver James Louis to Ohio State was the most surprising development of the 2010 Buckeye recruiting class. Louis committed to Jim Tressel and the Buckeyes without ever visiting Ohio State.

One of the top wide receiver prospects in the country, Louis chose the Buckeyes suddenly last summer after most recruiting experts had him leaning to Florida.

Louis, who had more than forty offers, admitted several schools are still recruiting him including the Gators, where he was rumored to be visiting this weekend for their game against Florida State.

"Florida is still recruiting me, but I don't know where people got that I was visiting there this weekend, because I'm not going there," he stated. "A lot of schools are still calling and trying to get me to reconsider, and they want me to take official visits."

He did take the time to clarify his recruiting status, and reaffirmed his pledge to Ohio State.

"I am 100 percent committed to Ohio State and that's solid," Louis said. "I loved it there when I visited for the USC game. My mom wants me to take a few visits to be sure of my decision, so I'm probably going to take a few. But I don't have anything set up with anyone, and I'm not sure yet which schools I might be visiting."

Louis, 5-11 and 180 pounds, has been selected as an Under Armour All-American, and will play in the all star game on January 2nd.

EVALUATION: James Louis gives Ohio State much needed speed and game-breaking ability in the receiving corps, and will be in the mix for playing time in 2010. Ohio State returns Devier Posey, Dane Sanzenbacher and Duron Carter next season, so Louis will be battling Lamaar Thomas, Taurian Washington, Chris Fields, James Jackson and fellow freshman Tyrone Williams for playing time as the fourth wide receiver. Louis could also be a factor in the return game as the Buckeyes look to replace Ray Small.


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