Rashad Roussel (DL, Hahnville, LA) - Ole Miss was able to land Louisiana's top rated d- lineman last year when they inked Dion Gales out of John F. Kennedy (New Orleans).

This year, the Rebels have their eye set on Rashad Roussel, who is St. Charles' Preseason Player of the Year. Rashad recording 86 tackles and 19 sacks during the 2003 campaign."> Rashad Roussel (DL, Hahnville, LA) - Ole Miss was able to land Louisiana's top rated d- lineman last year when they inked Dion Gales out of John F. Kennedy (New Orleans).

This year, the Rebels have their eye set on Rashad Roussel, who is St. Charles' Preseason Player of the Year. Rashad recording 86 tackles and 19 sacks during the 2003 campaign.">

Rebels making push for 4 star DL prospect

<a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=177&p=8&c=1&nid=1214047"><b>Rashad Roussel</b></a> (DL, Hahnville, LA) - <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Ole Miss was able to land Louisiana's top rated d- lineman last year when they inked</font> Dion Gales out of John F. Kennedy (New Orleans).<br><br>This year, the Rebels have their eye set on Rashad Roussel, who is St. Charles' Preseason Player of the Year. Rashad recording 86 tackles and 19 sacks during the 2003 campaign.

Ole Miss, Auburn, Florida, Oklahoma State, Colorado, Michigan State, Auburn, Mississippi State, West Virginia, Louisville, Alabama, and Arkansas have all offered.


The following information was revealed during our interview with Rashad Roussel:


What is your current height, weight, and forty time? "I am 6' 2", 277, and I ran a 4.92 at the combine."

Which camps did you attend this summer? "That combine, and I also went to LSU's (OL/DL) 1 Day camp."

Which position are you being recruited to play on the next level? "Mainly defensive end and some tackle."

What do you consider to be your strengths on the field? "Just how I get off of the line of scrimmage with my hands. I use my hands well, and I love to hit."

What are you trying to work on? "I want to do a lot. My hands, quickness, speed, and getting rid of my body fat. I need to work on everything."

How long have you been starting for Hahnville (5A)? "For three years. I rotated my freshman year with all seniors, and I have been starting ever since the 10th grade."

What were your stats as a junior? "Man, I could not tell you. All I can remember are my sacks. I had 19. I want to say
I had like 87 tackles, but do not hold me to it."

Any awards? "Yea, man, I was 1st Team everything. You name it, State, Region, Conference, just everything."

How is this season going? "We are 5 - 0, man."

Which position are you playing? "I play defensive tackle and a little end, but mainly tackle."

What is Hahnville ranked? "We won state (5A) last year versus Evangel Christian. This year, we are ranked #1."

What do your stats look like? "I do not know specifics, but I could give you something within the ball park. I think I have 17 solos, 13 assists, 5 /12 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 recovered fumble, and 17 QB hurries."

Which schools are looking at you? "I have a lot of them. Mississippi State was the first school to offer me. Auburn, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan State, Arkansas, Florida, just so many of them."

Who all has offered? "All of them offered. Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan Sate, Auburn, Mississippi State, I think Ole Miss. I got a lot of them. There are more, but I can not think of them all."

Which schools are at the top of your list? "Man, I am trying to narrow it down to the schools who are close to home."

Like who? "Mainly Ole Miss, LSU, and Auburn."

Is it very important for you to state close to home? "It really is. I just want to be around my support group. I want them to all see me play, and I do not want to drive some 8 hours away to go see my family."

If you did leave far away from home; which schools would look at? "I would say West Virginia, Louisville, Alabama, and Arkansas."

Who do you feel like wants you the most? "It is close between a couple of them. A lot of them really. Oklahoma State is, West Virginia is, Ole Miss is, Mississippi State is, Auburn really is. I say Oklahoma State out all of them."

What do you like about Oklahoma State? "Really, with all of them, I have not read or looked up about any school. But, talking to Coach Billy, their people, they seem like cool cats. I will take a visit with them when the football season is over."

Have you set up your official visits? "I am going to Oklahoma State, West Virginia, and Ole Miss. I do not know yet who the other two will be."

Dates? "Do not know yet, but coach is working on all of that."

What do you like about West Virginia? "I have never been there, but one of my best friends is up there this year. He says it is for real up there, and their coaches are cool too."

What are Ole Miss' positives? "I have not been to their school either, but I have a bunch of kins in that area. They tell me it is lovely up there, and I like their recruiter, Coach Woods."

What about LSU? "They are up there. That is real close to my house. They (friends and family) could catch some of my games. If I decided to stay home, they would be OK, but I am thinking about leaving the state."

And Auburn? "I do not know much about them, but I am talking to their recruiter."

Have you attended any games this fall? "I am going to try and catch the N' Western/McNease State game. I will try to catch the LSU/Alabama game. And I want to go check out Auburn and Ole Miss."

What will you be looking for when it comes decision time? "The first thing will be their people. I am like a clown. I like to have fun, but in a good way. The one thing I have to have is fun people to be around. Their coaches and players, they will be important. I will also look at the school itself. Their graduation percentage. Their program. I do not want to play for a losing program, but I would not mind being in a program that is on the rise."

What is your current academic status? "I have a 2.38 Core GPA, and I made a 15 on my first attempt. I took it over, but I am still waiting on the results."

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