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Coaching change led LB Rosendo Louis to flip from FSU to South Carolina

Rosendo Louis
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ORLANDO – The early signing period was good to South Carolina coach Will Muschamp, who signed 19 prospects.

One of the top signees was three-star inside linebacker Rosendo Louis, who made news December 20 when he decommitted from Florida State, where he had been committed for four months, and signed with South Carolina.

“It was stressful,” Louis told GN during preparations for the Under Armour All-American Game. “I thought I was going to be locked in with one school and then stuff happens.

“It was very difficult because I thought I was going to be in Tallahassee, but now I’m heading to Columbia. It was very difficult for me because I had loyalty to one school, but I had to flip.”

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Did his decommitment result from Jimbo Fisher leaving Florida State? “Yep.”

Louis (6 feet 1, 225 pounds), from Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High in talent-rich south Florida, is among the top-25 inside linebackers in the country.

What led Louis to South Carolina?

“They are progressing right now,” Louis said. “They are trying to build up a team in South Carolina, and I want to be a part of it.

“I went there my sophomore year and I loved it from the jump. I liked the area, and everybody was welcoming. It had never been like that before.”

When asked how he would describe his game, Louis was short and to the point.

“I’m a ballhawk. I get to where the ball is,” he said.

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