"I like to hit people," he said. "I like to see the hit coming, plant my feet and really lay it on people."
The 5'11", 215-pound backer recorded 163 tackles his sophomore year and said that although he doesn't know his exact stats for his junior year, it was around 80 or 90 total stops as opposing teams did their best to run away from him. Those numbers were god enough to earn all-district honors as well as all-state honors on the coach's team.
Roussel said his relentlessness is what makes him an asset to any team.
"I play real aggressive," he said. "I never stop and I'm always giving 100 percent."
"I got to go on the sidelines during warm ups and stuff, but we sat in a recruiting section for the game," said Roussel. "I thought it was a real nice stadium. There was a lot of energy in that place and the people were going crazy. It was really cool."
said he has been to numerous games in Tiger Stadium including a game last year
so he knows all about the mystique of
don't even remember which one it was I've been to so many," he said. "I used to
go all the time when I was a kid.
Roussel said he became a Tiger fan when he first met Mike the Tiger, but that now he likes them because of their defense.
"I know their defense is getting strong, especially that defensive line," he said. "Also, they've had some real strong recruiting classes and should have a good team for a while."
As far as conferences go, Roussel said the SEC is the place to be and he hopes to find a home there once he leaves Redemptorist.
"The SEC, they just play harder," he explained. "Everyone knows they're the best."
Roussel said he still has a lot of thinking to do about his future and although he is a huge LSU fan and is in Les Miles' back yard he is not ready to go out on a limb and call the Tigers his favorite.
"I don't know what kind of college I'm even looking for at this point," he said. "I'm not sure what I want to do in college or after college. So it's something I'll have to put more time into thinking about."
Note: 4.7 (40)/335-Bench/285-Clean/2.5 core GPA/21 ACT/Plans on attending camps this summer and LSU will be one he makes it to.
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