Aside from getting ejected in last weekend’s game, Nicholas Brossette’s senior season has been going pretty well so far.
He ran for 150 yards in the opener against Teurlings Catholic. He then had an 80-yard touchdown run on his first carry last weekend against Southern Lab, but was later ejected after getting into a scuffle with an opponent. Earlier this week he was found not at fault and was cleared to return to action this coming weekend against LaGrange.
Now he’s ready to get things back on track.
“This week I have to step up for my team,” Brossette said. “I know everybody’s looking up to me. It’s a matter of me stepping up for the team and taking that leadership role.”
Brossette’s focus is strictly on football right now, but he does still have the recruiting process lingering in the back of his mind. Though he’s been committed to LSU for more than a year, other schools continue to battle for his services.
It’s a tricky situation for a kid that wants to uphold his pledge but also pay respect to these other coaches.
“It’s a good experience,” Brossette said. “I just have to stay humble, enjoy the process and stay focused.”
Brossette does also want to take his share of official visits. He hasn’t gotten into the process of scheduling them yet, and when asked what schools could potentially be on the list, he mentioned only two — LSU and Texas.
The Longhorns have been the primary school pining for his commitment. Charlie Strong has made him a big priority since he took over that program, and Brossette is open to what he’s selling.
Brossette called him a “tough-nose guy” and enjoyed spending time with him during his visit this past summer.
“It was nice,” Brossette said. “It was a pretty good trip. Everybody had fun. My mom enjoyed herself, and that’s the biggest thing…They’re just being honest. Treating me like it’s home. Both schools [LSU and Texas] it’s the same.”
Most agree if any school can flip Brossette from LSU, it’s Texas. He plans to take an official visit to Austin at some point and will probably attend a game during the season.
The respective depth charts are a big reason why many feel Texas has a legitimate chance. LSU signed Leonard Fournette, the nation’s No. 1 prospect, and Darrel Williams in 2014. The Tigers also have two other backs — Derrius Guice and David Ducre — committed with Brossette in 2015.
Brossette will be in Tiger Stadium on Saturday for LSU’s SEC opener against Mississippi State, and he said competition at his position doesn’t bother him.
“It’s how you win a national championship,” Brossette said. “It’ll be good for our legs. All across the board with the 2014 class and my class, we should be pretty good.”
As for what factors are important to him…
“Education is first,” Brossette said. “The brotherhood there, and how everybody gets along. How the coaches get along with the players. That’s about it.”
Nick Brossette talks LSU, Texas
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