Dusty Rust's Stock is on the Rise

Linebacker Dusty Rust (6-3, 212) of Shreveport (La.) Captain Shreve is a player that the LSU coaches are definitely keeping an eye on and with the likelihood of LSU now being able to sign its full allotment of 25 players in February they may be able to find room for him as a Tiger.

One thing that has been standing in the way of an offer from the Tigers is Rust's playing weight. He has good height for the position at 6-3, and the kid has as good of instincts as anyone else on the recruiting board.


Over the past six weeks, though, Rust has changed his workout routine and diet up and he has seen his weight shoot up from 200 to 212 pounds. That alone, has coaches excited about his prospects.


Rust will be heading to Baton Rouge later in the season and he has his sites set on LSU's game against Alabama for the time he plans to pay an unofficial visit to check out the Tigers again.


"The Alabama game will probably definitely be the game I try to go see," said Dusty Rust. "I think that will be one of the better games this year."


Rust, who last year recorded 120 tackles, two picks and four fumble recoveries, said he also plans to attend games for Tulsa, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, Oklahoma State and Louisiana-Monroe.


"Those are my top schools right now," said Rust. "I'm going to wait to see how everything plays out before I take my official visits."


Rust admitted that LSU is his No. 1 school; he's just still waiting for his offer.


"LSU definitely stands out the most for me," he said. "Playing for LSU is like any kids dream. I just grew up liking them and that would be my first choice."


So far, he said his senior season is going well and even though his team suffered a 13-3 loss last week, it had nothing to do with Rust's play.


"In that first half we held the offense to like 17 yards," he said. "I played pretty good. I finished with 15 tackles, a forced fumble and I broke up a pass. I had a really good game."


Rust said he is trying to enjoy school as best he can.


"My classes are relatively easy," he said. "It's just school though."


Note* Rust said he hasn't made any clear-cut plans on when he will be attending the other schools' games. Watch Dusty in action in the two video clips below and you will see for yourself that this can play some football.




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