Friday turned into a day of both highs and lows for Northside HS Vikings athlete Ethan Rose. Ethan received a phone call that morning from the Ragin’ Cajun’s football staff offering him a scholarship to join the UL 2015 Class on National Signing Day in February. Excited to get the offer he had worked extremely hard to get, Ethan took only seconds to commit to Louisiana Head Coach Mark Hudspeth.
“Coach Johnson called me first,” said Ethan. “Coach Hudspeth called me later to congratulate me and to welcome me to the Ragin’ Cajuns family. I’ve worked hard all summer and attended their camps in hopes they would give me a close look. Coach Trev (Faulk) told me to just keep working hard and things would work out for me in the long run. After McNeese State offered me recently, I felt I might get a few more offers. But I had been waiting for this offer and I committed after hearing them ask if I was ready to become a Ragin’ Cajun.”
Coach Hudspeth and offensive Coordinator Jay Johnson flew in to Cecilia by helicopter a week back to watch Ethan Rose and the Vikings play the Bulldogs. He was hoping they liked his performance, scoring four touchdowns in the game on the offensive side of the football.
“Yea, I was surprised they flew in to watch some of the football game, but I was focus on the game,” Rose stated. “We played well at times, but still lost at the end of the game. I was hoping they had seen enough from me that night and my video from the first six games of the season. I was happy to get that call this Friday morning.”
Ethan Rose’s high for the day would end Friday night in the game against rival Teurlings after twisting his ankle at the end of the first half and playing hobbled during the second half in the loss to the Rebels. The senior athlete finished the regular season with over 1,700 yards in total offense and 18 touchdowns during the regular season. What’s next for the Viking senior?
“We will get another week of football for sure in the LHSAA 4-A Playoffs,” Rose said. I’m not sure who we will play (West Ouachita) until tomorrow, but I’m looking forward to getting back on the field and playing that game. We’ve worked very hard to get ourselves in position to play in the playoffs this season.”
Ethan Rose reported that he has scored a 24 on his most recent ACT test and maintains a 3.0 GPA in his core.