Although he is currently under the radar, he won't be for long.
Marysville (OH) RB Thomas Rush is a 6-2 205 Jr who is just seeing his recruiting take off. Rush visited Ball State along with current Cardinal commit P Nathan Snyder and LS Gunner Daniel for the Cardinals home contest against Northern Illinois.
"I had a great time getting to meet the coaching staff and looking around at the facilities and equipment that they have," Rush said. "As well as getting to know the program better. Overall it was a great experience."
Rush, who has also visited Miami (OH) and Dennison, had plenty of good things to say about what he saw in Muncie.
"The biggest impression I got from the whole experience was the strength and conditioning program that they have," Rush said. "They gave us an in depth presentation on what exactly they do during the offseason and in-season with the weight room and nutritionally. The coaching staff overall were really great. I was greeted by a number of coaches and got to have a few conversations with some. I think they have a great program established right now and it will only get better in the long run."
Rush, who at 6-2 205, is a bigger back that flashes good athleticism and speed. He will likely get a whole lot more attention as teams find out about his mix of size and skill, a mix that could lead to a move to LB.
"Well, I think what makes me a great player is my versatility and speed for my size," Rush said of his skill set. "My size allows me to run the ball and be physical with oncoming tacklers but I'm not just limited to power running, my agile-ness allows me to make cuts and accelerate quickly like other quick backs. This allows me to use both types of running in my game. Not to limit to just running, even though I haven't played that much defense, my size and physicality more than helps me to stop other players quickly."