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Deerfield Beach linebacker accidentally commits to USF — quickly corrects himself

Rosendo Louis signs to play for the University of South Carolina during the Deerfield Beach football early signing day ceremony.
Rosendo Louis signs to play for the University of South Carolina during the Deerfield Beach football early signing day ceremony. Sun Sentinel

Most of the Deerfield Beach High School early signings for football on Wednesday were a foregone conclusion, except for one.

Rosendo Louis, a 6-2, 225-pound linebacker, who had been leaning toward Florida State, stumbled with his announcement.

South Florida he proclaimed, before realizing his error, Louis quickly corrected himself and said he will be attending South Carolina University.

Louis was one of eight Deerfield Beach players who took advantage of the early signing period at Deerfield Beach.

“I wasn’t really into the Florida State coaching staff,” Louis said of his switch to South Carolina. “They didn’t know who they really had exactly, and I already had a relationship with coach [Will] Muschamp.”

The other signees were linebacker Ashtan Pierre to Kentucky, running back Jakari Norwood and Daniel Barker to Illinois, defensive back Miguel Edwards to Oklahoma, wide receiver/defensive back Cornelius McCoy and offensive lineman Despelado Alexandre to Georgia State and linebacker Zack Simmons to North Carolina State.

“I’m super proud to be these guys coach,” Deerfield Beach coach Jevon Glenn said. “These are guys that took separate paths to reach a common place and that’s to go to college.”

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