Florida Speedster Has Three Offers

At just 5-9, 165-pounds, many have questioned whether wide receiver Philip Pierre-Louis has the size to play football at a major college program.

However, two months ago Philip Pierre-Louis was clocked at 4.25 seconds in the 40-yard dash, so one thing is clear: you can't teach that type of speed.

"Obviously I have the speed, and I'm pretty explosive," said Pierre-Louis. "I have good elusiveness too. Aside from that, the best quality I have is my competitive desire to win. I think I could bring a lot to the next level."

The rising senior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL caught four touchdown passes last year, but did most of his damage on special teams.

"I returned five kicks for touchdowns last year," he said. "In fact, just about every school that's recruiting me has told me that I would have a chance to come in and start as a return man as a freshman. They've said that I have what they're looking for there."

Pierre-Louis claims offers from Mississippi State, Bowling Green and Central Michigan, and is hearing from several others.

"I've camped at Miami and FIU, and I think they're both interested but want to decide how I would fit in. I'm going to the Friday Night Lights camp over at Florida, I think. Other than that I'm looking at Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and Duke. I've heard from all those schools a lot."

Recruiting coordinator and defensive tackles coach Ray McCartney has told Pierre-Louis that the Wake Forest staff is "definitely interested", and will monitor his development in the coming weeks, into the start of his senior season.

He plans on taking all five of his official visits, but is not sure where he will go yet.

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