Wide Receiver
Height 6'1"
Weight 180
Year First Year
Hometown New Port Richey, Fla.
High School River Ridge H.S.
Major Engineering
Experience High School
School: SEAS
Birthdate October 15, 1999




A 2018 graduate of River Ridge High School in New Port Richey, Fla., where he played three years of varsity football for Head Coach Ryan Benjamin … Three-time All-State honoree in 2015, 2016 and 2017 … Three-time All-Suncoast Conference performer in 2015, 2016 and 2017 … Two-time Suncoast News All-Pasco County Football Team honoree … Two-time team captain as a junior and senior … All-around multi-purpose player who saw action at wide receiver, punt returner, kick returner and defensive back … Even threw five passes … Led the Royal Knights to back-to-back district football championships as a junior and senior … In three-year career at River Ridge, finished with 3,508 all-purpose yards … Totaled 1,466 all-purpose yards (122.0 yards per game), 439 receiving yards, 394 rushing yards, 275 punt return yards and three interceptions for 48 return yards as a senior … Named the Suncoast Times Pasco Athlete of the Week on Oct. 18, 2017 after intercepting a pass and scoring four of the Royal Knights five touchdowns a 38-35 loss to Zephyrhills … Returned kickoff 79 yards for touchdown, scored three rushing touchdowns, intercepted a pass and topped 100 yards rushing in the game … In a 55-13 win over Gulf, scored three touchdowns three different ways (one rushing, one KOR, one PR) … In a 47-0 win over Anclote, threw for a touchdown, caught two TD passes and rushed for another … Also totaled 12 touchdowns and intercepted four passes as a junior … Caught 51 passes for 627 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 209 yards on 34 carries and four touchdowns and made 36 tackles (26 solo) during junior season … Returned a kickoff 83 yards …  As a sophomore, totaled 598 all-purpose yards, caught seven passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns, scored three total touchdowns and finished with 50 tackles (35 solo) and three interceptions on defense … Returned a kickoff 84 yards … Also competed in weightlifting and three years in track and field (2016-18) … Competed in the 200-meter, 100-meter, 4x100-meter dash and long jump … Career-best was a 22-3 long jump … Named to the Straight As Honor Roll … Volunteered at Special Olympics event.




Born Michael Vassilios Roussos on October 15, 1999 in Dunedin, Fla. … Son of Michael and Marylou Roussos … Has a brother and sister: Anthony and Julia … Hobbies and interests include fishing, weightlifting and four wheeling … Has worked as a marina dockhand … Can ride a unicycle … His childhood nickname is Mikey … Chose Columbia because the school offers its students a world-class education, exceptional opportunities in a city with endless possibilities … Favorite things about Columbia are its diversity and family feeling of it … Chose Columbia over Cornell and Florida Institute of Technology … Enrolled at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and intends to major in Engineering.




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