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New 2018 Commit: DE Rocky Jacques-Louis

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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:39 pm   
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Has offers from North Carolina and UCF among others.

https://twitter.com/RockyDaReal/status/ ... 4695985152

https://www.hudl.com/profile/7700703/ro ... ques-louis


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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:05 pm   
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Thats whats up!! Welcome Rocky!


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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:31 pm   
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Nice commitment. Rocky Jacques-Louis is a 6'3/205 DE/TE from Dunbar HS in Ft. Myers, FL. He chose FIU over reportedly offers from North Carolina,Purdue, UCF, Tulane, Bowling Green, Appalachian State, Duquesne and Central Michigan, while garnering interest from NC State and Kentucky among others. He just announced via twitter, thus becoming this year's 9th known commitment.

A finalist for the News Press Area's Defensive Player of the Year, Rocky ended up last season with a county best 26 sacks, which broke the Lee County record, is ranked as the overall #10 player by News Press in the Florida Southwest area. He also had 95 tackles and 35 QB hurries, plus 17 tackles for loss additionally. He also has a 3.97 GPA. Rocky was also named Class 5A 2nd Team All State last year as a junior.

He is unrated by every website at this point.

His twin brother, Shocky has a ton of FBS offers like Michigan, Michigan State, Tennesse, Pitt, Kentucky and others.


Story on Rocky #10 in Southwest area of Florida: http://www.news-press.com/story/sports/ ... 431743001/

SBNation rates Rocky Jacques Louis as one of the Top 20 Sleepers under recruited in the nation: https://www.sbnation.com/college-footba ... t-rankings

Jacques-Louis highlight film: https://www.hudl.com/profile/7700703/ro ... ques-louis

Welcome to FIU, Rocky!

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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:07 pm   
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Story on his commitment:

http://www.news-press.com/story/sports/ ... 546442001/

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For many college coaches, Dunbar High defensive end Rocky Jacques-Louis’ size has been a deterrent from offering him a scholarship. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound pass rusher is undersized to play the position at the next level.

Florida International University coach Butch Davis, however, turned Jacques-Louis’ perceived flaw into a strength in his pitch to the senior. He’s coached a number of undersized defensive players who went on to have long pro careers.

“He said I could be the next one,” Jacques-Louis said.

More: The Big 15: Dunbar's Rocky Jacques-Louis is waking up recruiters

Lee County’s single-season sack record holder fully bought in Monday as he made a non-binding verbal commitment to FIU.

“I want to thank each and every coach from (Division) I to (Division) III that took notice in my athletic ability and offered me a scholarship,” he tweeted. “I will be forever grateful for those opportunities. With much thought, prayer and conversations with my family and closest friends, I am proud to say I will continue my academic and athletic future at FIU. #PantherNation stand up.”


Davis and the Panthers were the first to extend an official scholarship offer to the 2016 News-Press Defensive Player of the Year finalist who helped lead Dunbar to a second straight district title. He chose FIU over Appalachian State and Tulane.

“I thought it was the right move,” Jacques-Louis said. “I thought, 'What am I really waiting for?'”

Jacques-Louis, ranked No. 10 in The News-Press and Naples Daily News The Big 15, saw Davis’ experience in the NFL as a head coach and defensive coordinator during the Dallas Cowboys’ back-to-back Super Bowl run along with his time as a head coach at Miami and North Carolina as appealing. Davis was hired at FIU in November of last year.

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 PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:09 pm   
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247 Sports has assigned Rocky a rating of 2-stars (76), which I found surprising.


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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:22 am   
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Rocky had a huge game this past week. He lived in the opponents backfield and had a fumble recovery for a TD, in addition to forcing another fumble. He consistently beat the O-line off the snap with a quick burst of speed. Excited to have him come to FIU.

Film against Hardee High:
https://www.hudl.com/profile/7700703/rocky-jacques-louis

Also, for what it's worth, his brother, Shocky, recently decommitted from Tennessee and was an FIU target. Shocky is also being pursued by many big time programs, so we'll see what happens...


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 PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:19 am   
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Senior season film:

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/7700703/5a09e502d21b640dcc146f15

He reminds me a lot of Fermin Silva. They have similar frames (both 6'2"), put up similar combine numbers, and if anything, Rocky is slightly faster than Fermin (or at least when they were both in high school). I really don't have any idea why Rocky is being slept on by recruiting agencies. I think Butch found another good one here.


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