Settle admitted that this season has been an adjustment because he is playing both ways for the first time in his football career.
"It hard, but I'm a team player, so I'm going to do whatever I can to help my team," said the 6-foot-3, 310-pound Settle.
Despite the loss, Settle felt good about his performance.
"I thought I played great," he said. "It took me a while, but I started reading where the ball was going and making plays."
The Stonewall Jackson star recently visited Michigan and came away impressed.
"The visit to Michigan was great," Settle said. "I liked "The Big House" – it was crazy and packed.
"I also got to talk to the coaches and they told me if you working hard that you'll succeed in life."
The five-star defensive tackle is not ready to name any favorites.
"No teams are standing out," he said. "I want everybody to be equal and I'm going to give everybody a chance."
His main focus is on the rest of the season.
"I just want to become a better person and keep working with my team," Settle said. "This game is a lesson learned. We just have to keep working hard and never give up."
Stonewall Jackson returns to action this Friday at home against Gar-Field at 7:30 p.m.