4-star CB visits Rutgers, talks offers

The standout cornerback from Massachusetts took an unofficial visit to Rutgers on Friday to learn more about the school and experience the campus. He was able to get to know the coaching staff, see the facilities and learn plenty about the academic philosophy of the school. But did he get a scholarship offer?

When Friday began, Albert Louis-Jean said his knowledge of Rutgers consisted of knowing running Ray Rice starred at the school.

By the time evening arrived, the four-star cornerback from Brockton (Mass.) High knew plenty about the Scarlet Knights program. He spent the afternoon on an unofficial visit, getting a look at the facilities, learning about the academics, and getting know members of the coaching staff. But he said a scholarship offer was never discussed.

"They didn't say anything about it because I just gave them the film (Friday),'' Louis-Jean said. "They want to evaluate the film.''

The evaluation did not take long, and the 6-foot-1, 170-pounder said he received word a written offer was being sent out Monday.

"That changes things because instead of wondering whether it is a place you can go to, now you have a scholarship,'' he said. "That changes things a lot because you can now start thinking about going to school there." Already, Louis-Jean said he holds offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Miami, Maryland, Penn State, Syracuse and Vanderbilt. He said he doesn't have a leader.

During his visit to Rutgers, Louis-Jean got the opportunity to view the facilities, speak with the coaching staff and learn plenty about the academic reputation and approach of the school.

"They showed us around the athletic building (the Hale Center),'' Louis-Jean said, "showed us around the campus, took us in the locker room and we watched some highlights. We talked with the academic advisors.''

Louis-Jean described it as "a typical visit,'' but also one he considered necessary as he moves forward in his recruitment.

"We covered everything,'' Louis-Jean said. "I wanted to get a chance to see their campus, and a chance to talk to their coaches.''

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