Bradly Roussel is ready for the process

Bradly Roussel, an inside linebacker from Baton Rouge (La.) Redemptorist for 2008, loves playing inside linebacker and for one simple reason.

"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."


So far, Roussel said he has received letters from LSU, Colorado, Nebraska, Florida, Notre Dame and Auburn with one school stepping up to the plate with an early offer in Tennessee.


Trooper Taylor is recruiting him for the Vols and he met him and Philip Fulmer when he went to the Tennessee-LSU game last season for an unofficial visit.


"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."



Roussel said he has been to numerous games in Tiger Stadium including a game last year so he knows all about the mystique of Death Valley.


"I 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. Tennessee has a real nice stadium, but LSU is just like a battle field once you get in there. It's a real fun atmosphere."


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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