Brossette: 'It's a Blessing'

When the Scout 300 for the Class of 2015 was released this week, University Lab RB Nicholas Brossette garnered the top overall ranking among Louisiana prospects. Read further as the nation's No. 57 overall player reacts to his "top billing."

Nicholas Brossette is a cool-headed customer who seems to take everything -- from accolades to disappointments -- in stride.

"It's a blessing," he said in reaction to being ranked at the top of the mountain among in-state juniors. "I gotta stay humble and continue to do what's best.

"As a team we have one goal: the state finals, and to win. Things have been going pretty good at practice, but we still need a lot of work. It's a one-day-at-a-time thing."

University (U-High) has a preseason scrimmage next week against perennial power St. Charles Catholic, a team that went 15-0 and captured the 3A state title two years ago.

"We're bonding together," Brossette said. "You have to come together in the trenches to succeed and we're trying to make it to the top. I'm getting better every day, working on staying low and working on my explosiveness so I can rip through arm tackles."

At this time of year players routinely drop dozens of pounds due to practice in extreme heat and humidity, but Brossette is only down four pounds from his listed weight of 210 lbs.

"I'd like to stay around that weight," he added. "I'm trying to rush for 2,500 yards and would like to score 50-to-55-TDs, and I'm also trying to play defense -- strong safety -- to help my team, so look out for that."

Brossette's family was understandably excited about his lofty ranking.

"They were happy for me and said to bless God for everything," he recounted. "They said to stay humble and keep working."

What's happening with his recruitment?

"I'm trying to go to Alabama for the game against LSU," he said. "I like LSU. Coach (Burton) Burns is recruiting me for Alabama. He said I'm the Eddie Lacy-type of back that they want.

"I'm trying to get to Notre Dame for a game. Their coaches said I'm the only back they've offered in my class. They've been on me real heavy."

Brossette also would like to get over to Gainesville for a Florida game.

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