Rouse registered 90 tackles and 25 tackles for a loss as a junior. He is capable of bench pressing 300 pounds, squatting 550 pounds and running a 4.58 forty-yard dash.
"I have scholarship offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Ole Miss, North Carolina State, Minnesota, Northwestern and Pitt," said Rouse. "I'm wide open at this point. I really don't have any favorites."
H.B. Blades, the Panthers senior All-American middle linebacker, will graduate after the 2006 season. It appears the coaching staff believes Rouse would make an outstanding replacement.
When asked about his strengths, Kevin stated, "My main asset has to be my speed. I think my speed is my main reason for all of my offers. I'm a hard hitter as well."
Rouse was named all-conference and honorable-mention all-area as a junior. He is a solid student with a 3.0 grade point average.
"I don't plan on going to any individual football camps. I plan on visiting school in July and making my final decision in August before football season. I would like to visit Pitt to see what it's about."
"I want to go to the schools that offered me and see what school best suits me. Academics and athletics are important but I need to feel comfortable."
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