Miami offers unique 2018 ATH Rousseau

Miami offers unique 2018 ATH Rousseau

Peter Ariz
2018 Champagnat Catholic ATH Gregory Rousseau is not your typical prospect. Yesterday at Miami's rising juniors camp, the coaching staff found out just that and extended an offer to the 6-6, 205- pound athlete.

Rousseau plays all over the field in high school, including as a wide receiver, but Miami sees his future on the defensive side of the ball.

"At the first session of camp, I worked out at defensive end and outside linebacker, and in the second session I was with the safeties and doing really well," said Rousseau.

"Coach Mark Richt came up to tell me. They want me at pretty much any position on defense," Rousseau said. "I was kinda surprised because I know how hard it is to get offered. It means a lot because they really aren't just offering anybody -- they really look into it."

One coach in particular also stood out to him.

"They're really great coaches over there. I like Coach Banda a lot. He's a good guy and the things he tells me promises me that they're honest."

Rousseau added that he is "definitely" open to playing defense. He says he sees himself playing some sort of hybrid role in college.

Much like cornerback D.J. Ivey yesterday, Rousseau said the thought of pledging to the Hurricanes crossed his mind.

"I thought about committing because of my emotions from the offer. My family likes it a lot and they love how it's close and can come see me play," he said.

Rousseau said that USC, Iowa State, and Indiana are a few of his other top choices at the moment.
 

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2018 Champagnat Catholic ATH Gregory Rousseau is not your typical prospect. Yesterday at Miami's rising juniors camp, the coaching staff found out just that and extended an offer to the 6-6, 205- pound athlete.

Rousseau plays all over the field in high school, including as a wide receiver, but Miami sees his future on the defensive side of the ball.

"At the first session of camp, I worked out at defensive end and outside linebacker, and in the second session I was with the safeties and doing really well," said Rousseau.

"Coach Mark Richt came up to tell me. They want me at pretty much any position on defense," Rousseau said. "I was kinda surprised because I know how hard it is to get offered. It means a lot because they really aren't just offering anybody -- they really look into it."

One coach in particular also stood out to him.

"They're really great coaches over there. I like Coach Banda a lot. He's a good guy and the things he tells me promises me that they're honest."

Rousseau added that he is "definitely" open to playing defense. He says he sees himself playing some sort of hybrid role in college.

Much like cornerback D.J. Ivey yesterday, Rousseau said the thought of pledging to the Hurricanes crossed his mind.

"I thought about committing because of my emotions from the offer. My family likes it a lot and they love how it's close and can come see me play," he said.

Rousseau said that USC, Iowa State, and Indiana are a few of his other top choices at the moment.

I know it's somewhat early, but one of these is not like the others.
 
At Champagnat, hope he has necessary scholastic achievement as their diplomas are suspect. Sounds like a beast and glad the "leader of men" seems to have some distance from this school and kid.
 
At Champagnat, hope he has necessary scholastic achievement as their diplomas are suspect. Sounds like a beast and glad the "leader of men" seems to have some distance from this school and kid.

I HIGHLY doubt this kid stay there. I look forward to coming on here and seeing Geo or Pete post that hes transferred to BTW or MiaCen or some other powerhouse.
 
He reminds me of a SWFL H.S. legend who was a High School Safety, OLB in College and a very dominant DE in the League. His name is Jevon Kearse. As he adds bulk to his frame he should get closer to the line of scrimmage.
 
Kool turned a similar tall athletic type with head issues into one of the most feared sack men in the NFL. Richt also had a good one at gawgia.
 
From looking at Piper film..he is a hands before pads type of guy...he is not in love with contact... works in 7 on 7...but not in a game

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At Champagnat, hope he has necessary scholastic achievement as their diplomas are suspect. Sounds like a beast and glad the "leader of men" seems to have some distance from this school and kid.

I HIGHLY doubt this kid stay there. I look forward to coming on here and seeing Geo or Pete post that hes transferred to BTW or MiaCen or some other powerhouse.

Would be a wise thing to do, think Trevonte.
 
At Champagnat, hope he has necessary scholastic achievement as their diplomas are suspect. Sounds like a beast and glad the "leader of men" seems to have some distance from this school and kid.

I HIGHLY doubt this kid stay there. I look forward to coming on here and seeing Geo or Pete post that hes transferred to BTW or MiaCen or some other powerhouse.

He actually was playing at Stacy Coleys HS. Northeast, he recently transferred to Champagnat before Spring.
 
From looking at Piper film..he is a hands before pads type of guy...he is not in love with contact... works in 7 on 7...but not in a game

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At what age (earliest) or grade level did you know Shaq could be a (HS All-American type) player?
 

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