Boston College officially announced their 2011 recruiting class Wednesday afternoon (National Signing Day), featuring four four-star players (per Rivals' rankings), including cornerback Albert Louis-Jean.
Louis-Jean (6-1, 180) is a local product, from Brockton High School. ESPN had him ranked as the top prospect in the state of Massachusetts, while Rivals had him ranked as the country's No. 15 ranked cornerback
No. 9 cornerback in the nation as ranked by ESPN...Rivals.com second-team All-American...named to the Associated Press East Region 25 list of prospects...ESPNBoston.com first-team All-State selection...hauled in 28 catches for 572 yards and 5 TDs on offense while coming away with four interceptions on defense...
Louis-Jean chose Boston College over a long list of schools, including Notre Dame, Penn State, Miami, Stanford, UConn, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Maryland (ESPN Boston said he had over a dozen Division I scholarship offers).
Originally Louis-Jean was committed to play for a Randy Shannon at Miami, but then de-committed after the head coach was let go by the school. At the time, BC Interruption wrote:
"Landing Commits ALJ could instantly give Spaz a defensive playmaker in the secondary. BC's 2011 recruiting class now includes four safeties (Louis-Jean, Josh Keyes, Ameer Richardson and Spencer Rositano) and a cornerback (Manny Asprilla), but ALJ is easily the most highly touted recruit of the bunch."