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2015 Louisiana LB, Kirk Louis Garnering A Lot of Attention

Louisiana is a hot bed for exceptional football talent year in and year out. One of the best kept secrets is Kirk Louis, Jr. (6’2, 235, 4.7/40) who roams the middle of the gridiron for McKinley HS (Baton Rouge, LA) every Friday night. Louis is big, physical, strong and is a natural linebacker. He has a tremendous vision and can flat out get sideline to sideline. Coach Robert Signater stated, “Louis is my man in the middle and I’d be lost without him”.

Louis recorded 105 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 fumble recovery & 3 forced fumbles in his junior year.

The scary thing about Louis, is he makes the game look easy. He’s usually the smartest guy on the field, while sporting a 3.7 GPA and when he arrives at the ball carrier, he’s usually in a bad mood. He is a solid open field tackler who can get from sideline to sideline effortlessly. Coach Signater told Varsity Preps, “Kirk possesses decent speed, very strong, smart, hard-nosed player that has a great feel for gap responsibility.”

Signater said, “Louis is very unselfish and a a great team leader. He played defensive end to help the team before moving to linebacker, which is his natural position.” There are some areas that need improvement and Louis has his senior year to prove he can become the consummate linebacker. Coach Signater pointed out that Louis needs to have a quicker reaction to the defensive end on the zone read option, work on his pass route coverage of running backs dragging across the middle, and slow his reaction to recognize screen plays.

Those weaknesses have not stopped Louis from receiving attention from Louisiana-Lafayette, Auburn, Miss State and Cincinnati.

Check out Kirk Louis, Jr.’s Junior Highlights on Hudl.com

Last Summer, Louis was recognized and named to the All-Combine team at the National Underclassman Combine in New Orleans,LA. He also was named to the All-Combine team at the Zachary Combine, and was rated as the #6 LB at the NUC-5 Star Showcase for LA and MS last season.

Louis is working hard to improve his college stock. He plans on camping at ULL, LSU, Miss State, Ole Miss and Alabama this next Summer. He also will attend the NUC and SPARK combines in February, 2014.

Off the field, Kirk loves to spend time with family. He loves architecture and criminal justice and plans to major in those areas of study in college. He made an 18 on the ACT his freshman year, but plans on taking it again in February, 2014.

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Kirk Louis, Jr. (6’2, 235, 4.7/40)

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