At home feeling for Rosette

Foster High School in Richmond, Texas has developed into a pretty good pipeline for the University of Houston Cougars. The most recent alum from the school is a guy who will most likely be playing on Sundays in the NFL, defensive tackle Joey Mbu. UH has offered another recruit from the same school, safety Patrick Rosette.

So far Rosette has offers from two schools. The University of Houston and UTSA, but he says several Big 12 schools have shown interest in him.

“Baylor, Oklahoma St., Iowa St., Kansas, and TCU are the schools that have shown interest in me, and sent me letters.” the talented safety says.

Rosette says he took an unofficial visit to the campus along with his High School Coach two weeks ago.

“They took us around the school, and we visited the locker rooms and met the Head Coach.” Rosette says. “I also met Trevon Stewart. He talked to me and said yeah man UH is the place to be. I also talked to Chance Allen the receiver, and he told me UH is on the come up, big things are going to come with Coach Herman and Coach Naivar, and I’m really excited about that.”

Rosette says the interest from Houston came about through a message on twitter from Coach Naivar.

“I was in U.S. History, the last period of the day and I remembered Coach Naivar messaged me on twitter to give him a call as soon as he can, so I got home and called him and told me the staff thinks I’m an excellent player and we want to offer you your first Division 1 scholarship to the University of Houston.” Rosette says. “It was amazing, and I loved it!”.

Rosette says he tries to mold his game after the late Sean Taylor.

“I’ll probably never get to his type of play, but I study film of him and other people in the aspect of physical big safeties. Someone that can come down and hit, play in coverage and just being a physical safety.” Rosette says. “Someone who will throw their body around and make plays.”

Rosette says he won’t wait to make his decision to a school and that plans on making his commitment in a few months.

“I plan on making my commitment right after Spring Football.” Rosette says. “I’m just talking it over with my family, and we talk about it everyday. Whatever college I pick I’m going to shut down my recruiting process 100 percent because I’m going to be loyal to them as if they were to me. Loyalty is a big thing to me.”

Rosette says playing time won’t be a factor in choosing the college he plans on playing for the next four years but rather how much chemistry he has with the staff.

“It’s not really about playing time with me because I understand the best needs to be on the field, but rather which coaches can take care of me.” the safety says.

Rosette says he was impressed at how people during his unofficial visit talked about new Defensive Coordinator Todd Orlando.

“We’ve met. He’s actually a pretty cool guy. The people who were taking me on tour told me how smart he is. The way he does things, he’s a really good guy.” Rosette says.

Rosette says he followed UH football his whole life and even has close relatives that lives near the campus.

“I’ve kept up with UH my whole life. My grandma lives right down the street from the stadium. I’m a big UH fan. They invite me to everything and I love the way they treat me. It’s amazing” the safety says. “I also watched the bowl game against Pittsburgh and it was amazing.”


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