When talking about coachable players, Tampa (Fla.) Freedom running back/defensive back Louis Bonnet is right up there as one of the bigger team prospects among the nation's best. While receiving boat loads of recruiting mail, he won't tout his own abilities before mentioning his teammates.
The 6-foot, 189-pounder has played a lot of running back during his high school career, but when his coach asked him to move to a blocking role to help the team, Bonnet was all about it. Even at a rover/linebacker spot, where the ball is not in his hands, Bonnet does whatever he's asked to do.
"I'm not a selfish player," Bonnet said. "Coach had to move me to a fullback position where I did mostly blocking at one point and I didn't mind that at all. I don't keep track of tackles or any stats that I pick up."
"If coach needs me to do something, I do it."
Oklahoma, Auburn, Florida, and LSU have been the main schools mailing the talented young man at this time. Two schools were childhood favorites and remain the top teams on his list.
"I've always had a thing for LSU," Bonnet said. "I guess LSU and then Auburn would be up there. I just grew up watching those teams and have always liked them."
Bonnet hasn't made it to any junior day events, but will take in the NIKE Training Camp this spring.
"I haven't been able to attend the junior days that I've been invited to," he said. "The NIKE camp is the only one I'm going to right now."
Bonnet says that at this point Auburn is recruiting him the hardest.