Dusty Rust, a linebacker out of Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport, looks to be one of the big names to come out of north Louisiana in the 2007 recruiting class.
Last season, Rust was named first team all-district, and given the team's "bell-ringer" award, after tallying 123 tackles and five sacks on the year.
Dusty does not have any scholarship offers on the table yet but has been contacted by various coaches, including LSU's wide receivers coach Todd Monken.
"Coach Monken has talked to me a little bit," Rust said. "It's mostly been just small talk, but I really like LSU."
When naming the top five schools he's interested in, Dusty included Arkansas, LSU, Memphis, Auburn and Ole Miss, but said that LSU and Arkansas are definitely the two front runners.
He made visits to both schools for their junior days and was impressed with both programs.
"LSU and Arkansas are my top two," he commented. "I have family up in Arkansas, and I really liked their junior day. They're a great school."
As for the tigers, he added, "I've grown up loving LSU. They are a really good program that always does well. Their junior day was awesome and the facilities are incredible. I talked to coach Monken, who seemed like a nice guy. If they were to give me an offer, I would most likely go to LSU."
Rust also said that he feels like he would fit into the defensive system at LSU well, because he likes to hit, but is also effective in the pass coverage.
"The thing about Dusty is he is so versatile," said Captain Shreve head coach Ken Ivy. "He could be a linebacker or a strong safety at the next level."
Rust says he has definite plans to attend summer camps at LSU and Arkansas, and also hopes to attend camps at Auburn, Memphis and Oklahoma State.
Other than attending camps, Rust plans on spending the summer in the weight room; hoping to gain 10-15 lbs. and increase his current 40 time of 4.7 in preparation for his senior season.
Dusty Rust favors Tigers and Hawgs
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