Alabama QB Gets USM Visit

The Southern Miss coaching staff has been very active on the recruiting trail over the past few weeks. They paid a visit to a QB in Mobile, AL. You can read about the visit and what the coaching staff had to say right here in this interview with

Malik Rosier is a very talented two sport athlete who has the rare ability to play both football and baseball at the next level.

With his baseball season just finishing up, Rosier has turned his attention to football. He's already been paid a visit by several coaches, including the offensive coordinator at Southern Miss.

"We are going to start spring practice Monday and Coach Arroyo is coming to visit, but he's already been to see me just go through some drills and throw to some receivers," Rosier said.

"He loved it. He gave me a letter and told me that I am their guy. He told me they really want me at Southern Miss, and that they are really going to come after me.

"We had a great time just talking. He's a really great guy and I like him a lot."

Rosier said that is not all that has come to see him.

"Miami has been by to see me, and Duke came that same day that Coach Arroyo did," he said. "I've heard from Arkansas State who has offered, and Auburn and Alabama have called. South Carolina has also visited too."

He currently holds offers from Southern Miss, Furman, and Arkansas State.

Rosier is making the transition to a more up-tempo offense this year, and he compares it to that of Tony Franklin. He is excited about the move, and feels it will give him more of an opportunity to make plays.

"I'll have to be sharp mentally," he said. "That is my focus, making sure I'm able to make the reads and get us in the right places. Physically I have no worries, mentally I've got to get it down."

Rosier, also a star catcher, said baseball is something he'd also like to play at the next level.

"That is a big thing about where I commit," he said. "I want to sign a scholarship, and if I can play baseball there I want to. It is very important to me to get to play both.

"If I get drafted, I can go try it out, and if it doesn't work out I can play football after a few years. I want to play both though, I don't have a favorite."

Rosier is an excellent student who said his program that he chooses will be a place that stresses academics.

"I want to go to a place where I can get a good degree and work hard in the classroom as well," he said. "I take all honors classes and academics are very important to me."

We'll continue to follow up with Rosier as he gets closer to making his decision.

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