Ohio State transfer WR Louis has Bulls on short list
One more name to consider as the summer football endgame of roster comings-and-goings continues: Former Ohio State receiver James Louis, who is transferring after redshirting his only season with the Buckeyes, said Sunday night that USF is one of four in-state schools he's considering.
Louis, who said he had spoken with USF assistant Kevin Patrick, who recruited him out of high school in Delray Beach, said he plans to visit Miami and Florida International on Monday, with USF and Florida State as his other top choices. He's citing "family issues" in leaving Ohio State and said he wants to stay close to home as he chooses where he'll play this fall.
Louis would sit out the 2011 season and then have three years of eligibility. He said he did not think USF had any available scholarships until January -- it's unclear whether Sunday's news that Dontae Aycock and Brandon Wilkinson have left the team would change this -- and said he did not want to wait until spring to enroll at his new school.
Louis played high school football with USF safety Jon Lejiste, and said USF was in his top five coming out of high school, along with Ohio State, Florida, FSU and Miami. (He said the Gators aren't an option because of their coaching change). Louis said he hopes to make a decision by the end of this week -- USF won't be back on campus before then, but he could meet the Bulls in Vero, which is about 90 miles up the coast from Delray.