This is the fifth in a series of Q&A's with Bi-City recruits in the Class of 2016. For the complete Q&A, go to ledger-enquirer.com/valley-preps. Coming Wednesday: Carver's Jawon Pass.
Central cornerback John Broussard didn't leave a whole lot of drama in his college decision.
The four-star 2016 recruit announced he would attend Auburn -- the hometown favorite -- in May, and there have been no indications he will consider another school between now and signing day.
His focus now is on helping an extremely talented defense take the next step in 2015 and leading his team to a state championship.
Broussard met with the Ledger-Enquirer's David Mitchell to discuss his commitment and what's left in the recruiting process over the course of his final football season.
What's it been like since your commitment? Have other teams increased the pressure on you?
Not really. It hasn't been bad. I've talked to Mississippi State, but that's really been it. Most teams have kind of backed off.
How much of a weight off your shoulders was that?
It was a lot of weight off my shoulders. I feel relieved that now the process is basically over for me, so I can just focus on the season and winning a state championship.
You're a part of a defense that has a ton of talent -- a lot of guys being recruited. What's the outlook for you guys on that side of the ball this year?
Shutouts. I mean, that's the goal. It's tough, but that's the goal. We just want to come out and perform, give our offense back the ball and try and lead us to a championship.
What's different about this year? You
guys had a lot of talent last year and maybe didn't do quite as well as you wanted. Why will this year be better?
We're more experienced. We have guys that know how to step up and make plays. We know how to handle situations better.
You project as a cornerback in college. What have coaches said they like about you in that role?
They like my size and coverage ability. That's what they like about me. They said I need to work on shedding blocks. At that level -- I mean, I'm pretty good at it now -- but they get a lot bigger at the next level, so I've got to get better at that.
Are you done with the recruiting process now that you've committed, or will there be anything else between now and signing day?
I still want to take my official (visits). I still want to check out some schools and games and stuff.
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