Prep Star With Monster Numbers Looking At AU

This standout quarterback/wide receiver has Auburn on his final list of schools.

Louisville, Ken--One of the top athletes in the nation is set to get a visit from the Auburn coaching staff in the coming days. Quarterback/wide receiver Michael Bush has been a standout since he first stepped on the field for Male High School, but as a senior he has shown the versatility that has college coaches drooling at the prospects of getting him on their respective campuses.

At 6-4, 225 with 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash, he creates problems wherever he lines up on the field. Last season, despite playing as many as five different positions, he saw most of his time at wide receiver. Piling up 1,090 yards and 22 touchdowns on 64 receptions, he was a preseason All-American at the position coming into his senior season. But his high school coach decided that he would be best served playing quarterback in 2002. That proved to be a good move by Bob Redman, the head coach at Male and the father of former Louisville and current NFL player Chris Redman.

Leading his team to a 14-0 record and a spot in Saturday's state championship game against undefeated and top-ranked Trinity, Bush has been dominant on his way to being named first team All-State. With 2,423 yards passing and 29 touchdowns along with 795 yards rushing and six more scores, he has shown the ability to break down a defense from underneath center. Throw in six touchdowns in kickoff and punt returns and you have a very dangerous man for opponents to deal with.

But he isn't the only show in town Saturday. Sharing All-State honors with Bush is Brian Brohm, the younger brother of former Louisville quarterback Jeff Brohm. With 3,225 yards this season and 40 touchdowns with just one interception, this could be the ultimate quarterback lover's game to witness.

Voted Kentucky's Mr. Football on Wednesday, Bush is looking at several schools including Auburn. His father told Inside The Auburn Tigers Thursday night that Auburn assistant coach Don Dunn had been talking to them and is expectd to be at their home in the coming days for a visit. In addition to the Tigers he's also looking at Ohio State, Oklahoma, Wake Forest, Kentucky and Louisville.

As soon as football season ends Saturday, Bush will begin gearing up for basketball season. While Male opens the season Friday night Bush won't be in the lineup until Tuesday night. The frontrunner for the coveted Mr. Basketball Award in Kentucky after already winning Mr. Football, Bush has his choice of just about anyone in the country and will be a top catch on signing day.

Tiger Ticket Extra: Chris Redman, the son of Bush's coach at Male, was coached at Louisville by current Auburn offensive coordinator Bobby Petrino. With ties to the Louisville area and depth a concern at quarterback for the Tigers, don't be surprised to see the Tigers in the thick of things with Bush up until signing day.


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