Rousseau says he is “definitely” enrolling early

Rousseau says he is “definitely” enrolling early

Peter Ariz
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Champagnat Catholic and Miami defensive end commit Gregory Rousseau has had a breakout season at his new primary position. He updated Canesinsight tonight on the progress of his season and move to the front seven.

“I love it. I like getting better at things that I’m not used to because it’s a challenge. I’m trying to get better every day and learn new moves and stuff,” Rousseau said. “I like being closer to the line of scrimmage because you have a better chance to make plays.”

Rousseau is playing this season around 220 pounds, which is a steady increase from when he was playing in the 190s during his junior year.

“It definitely has helped on running plays when I have to stand my ground in front of an offensive lineman — it makes it easier,” Rousseau said about his weight gain.

“I think I’ve really gotten a lot better. I’ve been learning a lot of stuff and everything comes with experience. The more games you play at this position, the better you will be period.”

On top of Rousseau’s 10 sacks, 37 tackles, two forced fumbles, and 3 touchdowns, arguably one of the most impressive stat is his 8 deflected passes at the line of scrimmage. His 6-6 frame and long wingspan certainly play a part in his knack for batting he ball down at the line of scrimmage, but it is also something he works on.

“I practice that a lot — just getting my hands up if I’m not going to get a sack because you can really make a big play off that if you tip the ball and it causes an interception or something,” Rousseau said.

“It’s really awesome to see everything coming together. I’m happy for the group that’s there now and I see that their hard work is paying off. The defensive line is playing great with Coach Kool and it’s all coming together,” he said.

Rousseau expanded on his relationship with his future position coach, Craig Kuligowski.

“He just tells me good luck and that he can’t wait for me to get there. We’re getting to know each other a lot better through texts and calls — and he came to one of my games.

Rousseau says that he is “definitely” enrolling early at Miami and has everything in order to be on campus in January — a major plus for him since he will be focusing on adding even more weight.


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Comments (24)

Great news, huge upside.
Shirt this kid and let Kul mold em.
 
Nice.

Pete, is he coming in to be a hybrid DE/LB that is moved around? Or strictly a DE?
 
Dude has potential to be one of the best in our class when it's said and done.
 
i question the competition.. who do these guys play? its like a pro team vs a JV high school team. Also isnt ayadole (sp?) on his team? they play opposite of each other?
 
That's this kid's one flaw which is the weight. Sooner he gets on campus, the better. Love the news.
 
Kid has ton of potential..very bright future ahead
 
the earlier the better! upside is huge
 
Another Garvin. Kid just keeps making headliner plays. High ceiling too.
 
n top of Rousseau’s 10 sacks, 37 tackles, two forced fumbles, and 3 touchdowns, arguably one of the most impressive stat is his 8 deflected passes at the line of scrimmage.
Good lord... Great backup for Jackson and Garvin next season.
 
Looks like he's a standup LB and part time tight end...
 
Damn this kid is ridiculous, damn he looks good....was skeptical but damn those highlights

[MENTION=3894]Peter Ariz[/MENTION]

Is anyone trying to recruit him hard besides us, would llike to know whos pushing for him
 
Aldon Smith like lenth and frame...
 

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