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Miami adds a player with immense potential to the 2018 recruiting class.

3-star Hialeah (FL) Champagnat Catholic ATH Gregory Rosseau (#5, middle) is the latest player to commit to the Hurricanes.
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Man. No days off for this coaching staff, I tell you. On Saturday, after the final spring practice/scrimmage, the Miami Hurricanes secured a commitment from 3-star ATH Gregory Rousseau.

A lengthy athlete with a wide variety of athletic skills, Rousseau attends Champagnat Catholic in Hialeah, FL. This is a school that has produced a number of top tier talents in recent years, including DT Travonte Valentine and S Michael Johnson.

Standing 6’6” 205lbs, Rousseau has incredible length (just by looking at his picture, his wingspan has to be near 7ft) and could be deployed at a number of positions. Here’s what I wrote on him (and others defensive targets) earlier this spring:

This multi-talented athlete is rated as a 3-star DE, but he’s a 4-star/5-star ATH in my mind. Rousseau, who plays multiple positions at Hialeah (FL) Champagnat Catholic, could realistically end up at WR, TE, DE, OLB, or even S at the collegiate level. Standing 6’6” 205lbs, Rousseau’s future is tied to his upcoming physical development. He could fill out in a number of ways, and has the talent to be a top tier player at any of the listed positions. His height and length seem like a natural fit at DE, but I would take him and then let nature take its course, and his physical development be the thing that finalizes a position for Rousseau.

So yeah, you can say that I’ve been a fan of Rousseau’s for a while.

A 2nd team All-State Receiver after catching 29 passes for 467 yards and 9 TDs in 2016, Rousseau will transition to the defensive side of the ball in college, by all accounts. And, while Rousseau plays some Safety at the HS level, he should bump down to OLB/DE, pending that aforementioned physical development.

Getting Rousseau is big for Miami. He’s a talented player with an incredibly high ceiling for potential. Rousseau committed to Miami over 10 other scholarship offers, including Southern Cal, LSU, and Oregon.

Rousseau is the 18th (!!!) commit to Miami’s 2018 recruiting class. He is the first ATH in the group, and would be the 2nd DL, along with DT Nesta Silvera, should he end up at that position.

For a better idea of Rousseau’s athleticism and potential, check out the highlights below:

Welcome to the U, Gregory!