Josh Chestang happy to be a Rebel

Josh Chestang (LB, Moss Point, MS) - The Tigers are getting ready for the second round of the playoffs on Friday against Picayune and their star defensive end/outside linebacker could not be anymore happier.

"I am just ready to win a state championship before I leave here," added Josh Chestang. "We won Region 7-4A and now we want to win state. We have Picayune Friday and we play the winner of West Jones/Laurel. If we win that game, we are headed to Jackson."

Chestang was unaware of his stats but believes he has improved greatly from his junior campaign where he was named 1st Team All-State in Class 5A.

"I am having a solid season. Teams were not running to my side, but week by week, they have been running more and more my way. I am mostly playing defensive end but sometimes they will move me over to outside linebacker if they are trying to run away from me. I just feel like I am a better overall player. Our whole defense is playing good. We are playing as a team."

What would Josh grade himself if he were a teacher?

"I would say at best, honestly, I have not made a whole lot of mistakes. Everybody is not perfect, but I have not made many mistakes. I would probably give myself a B+ or A-. I am having a solid year, nothing outstanding, but very solid."

Chestang's teammate, Willie Packer, committed to the Rebels last Spring. It looks like Josh will be joining him.

"I went up to Ole Miss on Saturday to see them play LSU. I loved their campus. Their campus was pretty. I was into the game. I actually committed after the game. I told them after the game I was ready to be a Rebel, and they said that is what they wanted to hear. I enjoyed every moment of it."

Why did Josh go ahead and make the commitment?

"I watched the game, and I was taking notes while I was reading their defense. LSU would spread them out, and I could see myself helping that defense because of my speed. Do not get me wrong, they are a real good defense, but their speed was not all the way their. LSU was a step ahead. I can help them improve a whole lot."

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