The 2014 NFL Draft is still over five months away, but the college football player signings have already started to trickle in. Earlier this week, we highlighted the signing of Southeast Louisiana cornerback Todd Washington by Louisiana-based football agent Martin Fischman. Now comes another small-school cornerback who has signed with an agent and hopes to be playing at the professional level sooner than later.
Pierre Desir — a redshirt senior cornerback at Lindenwood University — has recently signed with Canton, Ohio-based Hall of Fame Player Representatives; he will be represented by NFLPA Contract Advisor, Greg Linton.
“HOF is very excited to be working with Pierre, a person of outstanding character and ability,” said Linton to SportsAgentBlog.com. “Pierre is a class act on and off the field as well as a devout family man. We couldn’t be happier that he chose HOF to represent him during his transition from college to the NFL and beyond!”
A transfer from Washburn University, Desir recorded 33 tackles and four interceptions in 2013 with Lindenwood. In 2012, he earned American Football Coaches Association All-American honors, the first Lindenwood player to receive that award at the Division-II level.
“Pierre is a talented and athletic cornerback with great size and ball skills,” Linton said of the 6’2” cornerback. “He’s physical and makes it difficult for receivers to release off the line of scrimmage. Desir shows the ability to recognize routes in both zone and man coverage. He quickly locates the ball in the air and makes big plays when defending the pass…He is anxious for the chance to demonstrate his skills and confident that he can quickly make an impact wherever he lands.”
Desir will be training with Noel Scarlett and Willie Pile — both former NFL Draft picks — at 4th and Inches Sports Performance in Dallas, Texas.
NFLDraftScout.com ranks Desir as the No. 12 best cornerback available in the 2014 NFL Draft and Steve Shoup of FanSpeak.com gives Desir the No. 19 position.