Rue was born and raised in New Orleans and built many close relationships with his peers, teachers, and coaches at St. Augustine.
St. Augustine's school shut down, David moved to Monroe and transferred to Richmond.
transition has been tough.
"It is a whole different atmosphere. At
St. Augustine, I was playing WR mostly. I played a little tight end when we went
to a double set, but I did not play TE as much. Over here, they have me playing
tight end on every down, but I am not use to it. They do not throw me the ball
like St. Augustine did. I want what is best for the team, so I do not complain,
but man, it has been tough on me. They also put me at defensive end, so I try
to take my anger out on them," added David Rue.
Even with the difficult
transition, Rue is still not bitter.
"I am not saying I dislike Richmond.
I am just not use to the process. It is just totally different. I am trying to
keep my cool about it. I am 6' 6", just throw the ball up and I will go get
Has the transfer to Richmond hurt his visibility with the college
"I do not think they know about me. I was getting a lot
of exposure at St. Augustine because we were going to so many college camps, but
we do not do that here. I was actually surprised the Ole Miss coaches kept in
touch with me the whole time. Everybody else lost track of me."
there anymore colleges keeping in touch with David?
"A few coaches
came to my practices when I was injured with a sprained ankle. I was embarrassed
I was not on the field. It did not feel too good to know they were there to see
me and I am standing on the sidelines."
And who were those coaches?
came by. Ole Miss came by. Grambling came by. La Tech came by. There were a few
more, but that is all I know for sure."
Have any colleges come through
with a scholarship offer?
"Ole Miss offered me. Clemson was talking
about it, but they have not yet. I went to Clemson's 7 on 7 camp, and Coach Burns
was talking about offering me a scholarship. But it is not on paper like Ole Miss'.
I have been receiving some letters from Arkansas, USM, Texas A&M, Memphis,
and Ohio State too. So I guess they are finally learning where I am at now."
David have a leader?
"I am not really focusing on committing right
now. If I did, it would be to Ole Miss because they might have some other offers
to commit. I am leaning towards them. I do not know. I might go ahead and commit.
I just do not know yet."
What attracts Rue to Ole Miss?
QB is suppose to be good. I have been looking for someone to get me the ball.
I like their coaches a lot, and I know Ben Jarvis (Green) really good. They have
a pretty good atmosphere up there to. I like the surroundings. It's just something
about being a Rebel that is kind of getting to me."
Who else is under
"I want to see what Clemson is going to do. I would
not mind attending a (Texas) A&M camp. The other colleges would be A&M
or Clemson or Ole Miss."
Where will Rue camp at this summer?
will go to Ole Miss for sure. But I do not know if I will have a ride to Clemson
or not. I will try to find one out to A&M, but it is going to be hard."
David Rue has a leader
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