Brousseau hoping for positive returns

Chippewa Falls, Wis. offensive line prospect recently sent out highlight video to about 25 schools

Nick Brousseau holds one scholarship offer and is hoping to drum up more interest from college football programs with the final month of the recruiting season underway.

Brousseau, a 6-foot-9, 300-pound offensive line prospect from Chippewa Falls (Wis.) High School, has a scholarship offer from Indiana and has taken an official visit to Clemson. The Tigers appear to be his favorite, but he also has interested in, and has received some interest from, Indiana, Wisconsin and Cincinnati.

Much will depend on the fruit of Brousseau's recent recruiting undertaking. Last week Brousseau sent out senior video and an agility tape to about 25 schools, including California, Arizona, Penn State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Nebraska.

"Me and my dad did a bunch of research," Brousseau said in a telephone interview. "We looked at their lineman recruiting class from last year and see what kind of program they've got going. See if they had the tendency to sign a lot of linemen this year."

If schools fit Brousseau's criteria—and if he had interest in that program—he sent them highlight footage.

"I sent out a letter with my film, asking for feedback with it too, to see what happens," Brousseau said. "So that's why I'm sending this film out, so I can get feedback from schools, see if they're interested at all. And if they're not, that's fine."

Brousseau, who was a consensus honorable mention all-state pick his senior year, took his only official visit to-date to Clemson Nov. 11, and the Tigers have continued to express interest, though they have yet to offer him a scholarship.

"Before the dead period they called me and told me that I was one of five linemen left on their board," Brousseau said.

Will he set up an official to Indiana in January?

"I'm not sure yet," Brousseau said. "I'm going to call them and see what's up."

Cincinnati visited Brousseau at Chippewa Falls High School during the last contact period, and Texas A&M requested video. Wisconsin's recruitment of Brousseau has not been particularly intense recently—he said he is still receiving form letters from the Badgers.

Brousseau does not have a winter sport. He will compete in track and field in the spring.

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