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St. Louis headed toward UConn

After an impressive junior season and a productive spring and summer, Plantation safety Gilbert St. Louis made his collegiate choice on Wednesday when he orally committed to attend the University of Connecticut.

Following up a junior year that saw the 5-11, 175-pounder come up with 40 tackles for the Colonels, St. Louis was looked at by a number of schools.

"Gilbert was a player we watched and charter last year as a junior and then charted his progress at camps and combines throughout the spring and summer," said Charles Fishbein of Elite Scouting Services. "He is a very talented football player who makes plays all over the field."

Plantation head coach Steve Davis had talked about the progress that St. Louis made over the past year, crediting him for working hard in the spring and summer and making himself more attractive to colleges with good times and impressive combine numbers.

He is part of one of the state's top defensive backfields, and chose UConn over Western Michigan, Indiana, Central Michigan, Colorado State and Minnesota.

"Gilbert's work ethic is outstanding," Davis said. "He is a young man with plenty of talent and great potential at the next level."

St. Louis joins Taravella linebacker/tight end Brandon Steg as a UConn commitment.

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