Rose one of Louisville's best young DBs

One of the most tradition-rich programs in the state, Male produces quality player every season. One member of the 2012 class has already been a standout for the Bulldogs.

One of the most tradition-rich programs in the state, Male produces quality player every season. One member of the 2012 class has already been a standout for the Bulldogs.

Jalen Rose has a famous name, sharing a moniker with former Michigan and NBA star, but this Rose is hoping to make his own name. The 5-foot-11, 163-pound defensive back plays corner and free-safety for Male High (Ky.), and has been a solid contributor early on.

"I think I played good being a sophomore and starting varsity this past season," said Rose. Rose had 40 tackles, seven passes broken up, two interceptions and two sacks this year.

Rose hasn't heard from schools yet, as it's pretty early in the process for him, but with his abilities, recruiting should pick up for him.

"As a player, I tackle very well," he said. "I have good play recognition and I love to hit. I'm able to play multiple positions on defense," he continued. "I want to improve on my man-to-man coverage and also increase my strength," he said.

Rose is challenging himself to get better in all areas on the field. "My biggest goal is to get bigger in the weight room," he said. "But also get better as a player overall," he said. "I want to improve on my weaknesses and continue to build my strengths. I want to be the best player I can be," he finished.


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