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January 14, 2008 at 7:31 PM

More on Roussel

I talked tonight with Holenn Roussel, the father of Baton Rouge linebacker Bradly Roussel who appeared to be headed toward UW but is now committed to Tulane.
Holenn Roussel stood by the comments attributed to him in a story today in the New Orleans Times-Picayune stating that his son had a written offer from the Huskies but that UW coaches then asked him to wait two weeks due to some interest in and from other linebackers. He said the offer was in the form of a letter. UW coaches and officials cannot officially comment on the situation since Roussel remains a recruitable athlete.
But Holenn Roussel also said he has no issues with how the Huskies handled his son’s recruitment and that “a lot of people are making a big deal out of something that isn’t.”
“Everybody walked away very cordial and comfortable with the situation. There are no ill feelings whatsoever.”
Holenn Roussel said UW coaches called again recently to tell the family that Bradly was still on their radar depending on what happened with some of the other linebackers they are also recruiting. But Bradly Roussel visited Tulane this weekend and has given a commitment to the Green Wave.
“He wanted to come to Washington, but sometimes things happen and you move on,” Holenn Roussel said.
“I’m not mad at Ty one bit. He’s doing the job he’s paid to do.”
CSTV REPORTS ON BILL YOUNG RUMORS: CSTV is the latest to report that there could be something to the rumors linking Kansas defensive coordinator Bill Young to the same position at UW. I was told by one source over the weekend that he’s definitely in the mix. CSTV also reports that Miami may be in the hunt for Young, as well.

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