Does Bush Like the Gators?

[MEDIA:32874]<BR> I finally caught up to <B>Michael Bush</B> yesterday. Is this prized recruit thinking about Florida? Bush, from Louisville (Ky.) had some surprising things to say.

One of the nation's top overall prospects in the country is Michael Bush from Louisville (Ky.) Male High School. Bush, 6-4 and 225 pounds, plays a number of different positions - quarterback, wide receiver, running back, linebacker and safety. 

"Michael is a unique player," said Louisville Male Head Coach Bob Redman. "He has the ability to be a marquee guy at the next level. Last season, he would have been voted in at All-State at five different positions. He has an NFL body and a great presence. We need Mike everywhere or else he would play quarterback for us. Bush's arm is as good as any." 

Bush was invited to the Elite 11 camp but could not make it because Male High School already started camp. He only played the quarterback position for two games. Bush threw for 348 yards in the State Championship game. This season, he will play a lot at football's glory position. 

"I want to play quarterback or safety in college," said Bush. "I would prefer not to play receiver. Everyone is recruiting me as an athlete. I think I see the field real well and I love to hit on defense." 

According to Coach Redman, Bush has offers from everyone that has come through recruiting Male High School. For now, Bush has five schools in mind. 

"I am open but right now I like Louisville, Wake Forest, Ohio State, Penn State and Oklahoma. I want to play for a winner and I would like to get out there and play early as a freshman." 

There is another factor that could play huge into his decision. Bush is also a premier basketball recruit. Last season, he averaged 16 points per game. He also attended the Nike All-American basketball camp this summer. 

"He unleashed a barrage of threes at the Nike Camp this summer," said National Basketball Recruiting Analyst Dave Telep.  "Michael Bush had a national reputation as a basketball player as a freshman in high school but he kind of disappeared because he started to concentrate more on football.

"I would like to play both sports in college. Right now, that is what I want to do. I really do not have a first love although I have been playing football longer. I guess it depends on the time of the year." 

Last season as a junior, Bush had super receiving stats, catching 64 passes for 1,090 yards and scoring 22 total touchdowns (15 receiving TDs).

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