Recruiting Spotlight: DE Rodney Sopsher, Amite High School
by Jace LeJeune
Amite High School has plenty of great athletes such as star wide receiver Devonta Smith and Louisiana Tech quarterback commit Elijah Walker. Even though, there are great athletes on the offensive ball, do not overlook the defensive ball as well. The Warriors have a star in the making in DT Ishmael Sopsher, who is only a sophomore, but his older brother Rodney Sopsher is a really good football player as well. Throughout his career, Sopsher was named top defensive lineman MVP and 1st team All-District. He has also started in a state championship game. Some players will never get to say that. Earlier this year, some of his family members were affected by the floods that occurred in August all around Louisiana. He has been through ups and downs this year and has handled it really well. This is a guy who was one of the leaders on a team that made the state championship this year and can set the tone for a defense. He is a really good athlete at 6’2, 250 pounds and gives it his all for 60 minutes. He also comes from a very talented football family that not only includes his brother, but his dad also. As of right now, Rodney Sopsher has drawn attention from some colleges such as ULM, Texas Southern, Independence Community College, and East Mississippi Community College. Louisiana Football Magazine Editor and T.V. Host Lee Brecheen had this to say about the underrated defensive end from Amite High School.
“I think what makes Rodney a very good player is hes quick and brings it every snap,” Brecheen said. “When kids are 6-1 or 6-2 and under 270 pounds, they tend to be under recruited by bigger schools at the DT or DE postion. This is a kid that will be 270 to 290 in two more years plus and still have good feet and you can’t coach his high effort. I saw this in person sideline to sideline tackler. I think he is D-I if he goes to the right school. He could stay at DE in college, and he is ready now to play at that position if he doesn’t bulk up and move to DT in college.
In today’s recruiting article, Rodney Sopsher talks about his playing career at Amite High School, recruiting, this season, his football family, and so much more.