Gamecocks Are Going All in for Nation's 24th-Ranked ILB Rosendo Louis

Rosendo Louis, the nation's 24th-ranked inside linebacker, says a certain SEC school is pushing the hardest for his services.

A school representing the SEC is pushing the hardest for run-stuffing defender and the nation's 24th-ranked inside linebacker, Rosendo Louis, a recipient of nearly two-dozen offers.

The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Louis has yet to dish out a front-runner, but hopes to take that next step once spring football is wrapped up and in the books.

"South Carolina (is recruiting me the hardest)," Louis said. "I loved everything and it made me feel like I was at home. When I went up there, the coaches and everybody else made me feel comfortable.

"I loved the new dorms they built, the stadium, and the area around it."

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Coach Will Muschamp and his staff envision Louis leaving his mark sooner than later, but also made it known that nothing is guaranteed once a prospect officially relocates to Columbia.

"I've been talking with (defensive coordinator) coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson) and the linebackers coach (Coleman Hutzler)," Louis said. "They told me I can play if I come in and put in the work, but it's not promised."

Nearby Miami (Fl) is another school who has already went two feet in with a scholarship offer for Louis, a product of talent-rich Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High.

"I like how (defensive coordinator) coach Manny Diaz keeps it real," Louis said. "He said I could play sooner than when I think because they might have linebackers who go to the draft early.

"It's closer to my family as far as them driving. I also like how every year they're able to get players to go in the first round. I like everything about the home team."

Louis, who is also labeled as the ninth-ranked inside linebacker in the South, has a trio of visit destinations in mind for over the offseason.

"My next couple of visits are going to be South Carolina again, Mississippi and LSU," Louis said. "I don't have dates yet."

The South Florida native views LSU as the total package when it comes to evaluation schools in the recruiting process, but says the contact with Ed Orgeron's staff has been minimal.

"I love Death Valley and everything about it from when I saw them on TV growing up," Louis said. "They hit me up sometimes, but we don't really talk as much."

Stay tuned to Scout for the latest developments in Louis' recruitment. 


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