Football: Recruiting update — June 20

The summer is a busy time for college recruiting with offers, visits and commitments. Check here for the latest on what is happening with local prospects.

Eddy Pierre-Louis’ big weekend

Eddy Pierre-Louis has already established himself as a high-profile recruit. After all, the Tampa Catholic offensive lineman is a four-star recruit who has more than 40 offers. 

But the junior became even more recognizable after stellar performance at two camps this past weekend. 

Pierre-Louis was named the offensive line MVP  at the Rivals Underclassmen Challenge in Atlanta. A day, he stood out at an offensive/defensive lineman camp at Alabama, so much that he picked up an offer from the Crimson Tide. 

“It felt great,” Pierre-Louis said of this past weekend. “This is just a blessing. My hard work is paying off. I just love to compete against others and to see where I stand.”

Pierre-Louis is blessed with athletic bloodlines. His older brother is former Cambridge Christian star Richard Gouraige, now a starter on Florida’s offensive line. 

Montravious Lloyd commits to Pittsburgh

Lakewood running back Montravious Lloyd announced his commitment to Pittsburgh this past weekend. He is the second area player from the 2023 class to pledge to the Panthers, joining Tampa Bay Tech defensive end Antonio Camon. 

Lloyd, a three-star recruit, is listed as the nation’s 81st-best athlete according to 247 Sports’ composite list. He picked Pittsburgh over offers from 11 other schools, including Florida State, Wake Forest and West Virginia. 

Last season, he rushed for 641 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense and had eight sacks on defense. 

Sumner’s Kylen Webb picks Clemson

Last week, Kylen Webb made his college plans by committing to Clemson. 

Webb, a four-star recruit, is rated as the 70th-best player in the state and the 25th-best athlete in the nation in the 2023 class according to 247 Sports’ composite list. 

He picked the Tigers over offers from 18 other schools, including Florida State, Miami and Pittsburgh. 

The multidimensional threat ran for 426 yards and seven touchdowns on offense and had 19 tackles and two interceptions on defense. 

Two locals zero in on top college choices

Two coveted prospects each narrowed their list of college offers. Jesuit’s Smith, a running back who is listed as a three-star prospect, announced a top six of Buffalo, Florida A&M, Maryland, Middle Tennessee State, Temple and West Virginia. 

Zephyrhills Christian’s Emmanuel Allen Jr. announced a top five of Arkansas State, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Temple and Washington State.