PROFILE 2003: Josh Muse (DE)

Denham Springs head football coach Nolan Gill has advice for opposing offenses thinking they can get away from top defensive end Josh Muse by throwing the ball. "If you're gonna throw, you better make sure it's further than ten yards down the field because he'll chase that man down."

Muse is a 6-foot-4, 280-pound two-year starter on the defensive line for the Yellow Jackets. As a sophomore, he earned all-district recognition and repeated the feat as a junior along with earning a spot on The Advocate All-Metro team for 2001 after he recorded over 70 stops, eight sacks and 12 tackles for a loss.


Gill says he graded out Muse - also known as "Tiny" - in the high 80s for his junior-year effort, and he expects even more improvement from him in his senior year.


"Josh has a lot of heart," Gill said. "He's a good kid who loves football and will really get after it on the field. He'll chase you. He'll run you down. He never gives up."


Muse was one of the many prospects in attendance at LSU's Junior Day last month and has taken an interest in the Tigers, although Gill expects he will eventually take his visits to other schools. The coach was not certain if Muse had been offered a scholarship yet.


"I'm not sure who else he's interested in at this point but I know he's looking hard at LSU," said Gill. "I don't think they (LSU) will let him get away without a fight."


Muse recently concluded his junior year with the Denham Springs basketball team which advanced deep into the Class 4A playoffs.

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