Ashtin Rustemeyer, 6-2, 270, Lutheran St. Charles, DL, 2022
Style of play
Ashtin – To start off, my play style is quick and in your face physicality. I like to play with an attitude and make the guy lined up across from me want to quit. Many describe me as as a nasty player, the type of guy that always plays through the whistle and wants to inflict pain on someone in another jersey and I can back that up through my film and my season stats.
2019 Season Stats:
Ashtin ⁃11 GP ⁃89 Total Tackles ⁃11 Sacks ⁃9 QB Hurries ⁃2 Forced Fum. ⁃3 Fum. Rec. 2019 season honors: ⁃1st Team All-Conference (DL) ⁃1st Team All-District (DL) ⁃1st Team Academic All-Conference ⁃Class 3A Academic All-State ⁃District Championship
The most influential person in my life
Ashtin is my grandpa, Jeff Gumm. He is one of the most hard working and demanding person one could ever meet. By demanding, I mean that he expects the best out of not only me, but my entire family.
Athletic family members
Ashtin – My mom was a track star in high school, but her career was cut short when she found out that I was on the way and she needed to be a mom. Both of my uncles were All-State baseball players that traveled internationally for competition, however, with all the college opportunities and Major League opportunities, life got in the way and they were not able to fulfill their dreams. For me though, it’s different. My grandpa knows how bad I want to succeed. He works with me day in and day out to perfect my craft. He has this one quote from Eric Thomas that really stands out to me, “you have to want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful”. So I take that to heart each and every time whether it’s stepping foot on the field, touching a weight, or sitting in a classroom.
The most influential coach
Ashtin – that I have ever had is Coach Arlen Harris. I’ve considered Coach Harris as family ever since 3rd grade when I came to his team, THE O’Fallon Jr. Renegades, and the train is still moving in high school where he is my Head Football Coach. Whether it’s fishing at one of our secret spots or having a madden tournament in his basement, Coach Harris is more than just a coach and he has made a big impact on my life. When it comes to the word, “Athlete”, in my family, everyone naturally thinks of my youngest uncle, Nick Gumm. For starters, he had many opportunities in the sport of baseball after high school, but he also played football and wrestled. I look up to my uncle because he was naturally athletic, but he was also undersized and overlooked so he had to put in countless hours of work to get to where he wanted to be.
Ashtin -This offseason, I am working on my speed and quickness more than ever. Everyone has seen what I am capable of doing in the weight room, but once I combine that with quickness and speed, it will be a scary sight. ⁃Bench 350+ ⁃Squat 575+ ⁃Clean 320+ ⁃Deadlift 650+
The most memorable game
Ashtin – that I have played so far was this past season in the Class 3 District 4 Championship game. There is no better feeling to take the field in mid-November with a whole school behind you and bringing back hardware. This game stood out though, there was just a whole different style that we played with. With there not being a football district title at the school in 15 years, this one meant a lot. This game was bigger than us, we all knew it, and we executed with laser focus.
Ashtin -Majority of my college interests so far are big Division 1 schools. Schools such as U of Iowa, U of Missouri, Northwestern U, Vanderbilt U, U of Illinois, and U of Indiana are just a few of the many.
My pregame ritual
Ashtin – starts Thursday night when I go to bed. I envision myself making plays on Friday night and that carries over to the next day when the air pods are in and my focus is scary. Before leaving the locker room, I say a prayer to myself. I thank God for the talent that he has blessed me with, I thank him for allowing me to play this sport, and I ask him to protect not only me, but my brothers from injury.
My current favorite song
Ashtin – is “Life is Good” by Future feat. Drake
My favorite class
Ashtin – this year has been math with one of the most amazing teachers at Lutheran High, Mrs. Tripp.
My favorite NFL player now
Ashtin – is Ndamukong Suh
My favorite NFL player as a kid
Ashtin – was Ray Lewis
My biggest accomplishment in the weight room
Ashtin – was power cleaning 300# at the start of summer 2019
A teammate that could be a big star at the next level
Ashtin – is my quarterback, Aaron Coffey. He is “eye candy” as most like to call it. He has the perfect size for a quarterback at 6’5 230#. Just a sophomore like me, he is still developing and I see him receiving many division 1 offers in 2020.
The hardest working teammate
Ashtin – I have is Christian Polk, also known as “CP”. CP started out the season as a power back to take some of the pressure off of our main RB, Arlen Harris Jr. Later in the season, CP was needed in other places such as the OL, DL, and LB. He did not complain and he played each position with passion and grit.
One player to keep an eye on
Ashtin – is 2022 ATH, Kyle Taylor Jr. Many people overlook Kyle because of his size, but he plays with an animal mentality. He has that “Dog” in him that brings fire out of everyone else and he makes his presence known on Friday nights.
QUICK & PHYISCAL RUSTEMEYER ONE OF THE STOCK RISING DL IN ST. LOUIS METRO