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.
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"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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