USAAAB 4-Star Deon Bush to Commit on Saturday

2012 safety and 4-Star prospect Deon Bush out of Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Florida has narrowed his top schools down to Alabama, Auburn and Miami (FL). Bush is planning on announcing his decision this Saturday at the US Army All-American Bowl Game.

"I'm looking for a program that I feel is a family atmosphere," Deon Bush said. "Because all of the schools are good at football they will all benefit me in some way on the field, as far as depth chart and increasing my playing ability. I just want to see how good I would fit in. I haven't decided yet. They are all real close right now. I'm just thinking this week and letting my heart lead me to the right decision."

Bush was able to take an official visit to Auburn on October 15th and to Miami (FL) December 16th. The 6'1 185-pound recruit said he was impressed by both schools on their official visits.

"Auburn is a good school with a family atmosphere," Bush said. "Head coach (Gene) Chizik and Trooper Taylor (Assistant Head Coach) are great people and their kind of like a family away from home they operate kind of like that. The University of Miami (FL) is home. I have a lot of family that wants me to stay, so they can watch my games. It's a great school. They are also kind of weak at cornerback this year. They need somebody to step in, so the opportunity to compete early. So maybe it could be better at (Miami)."

Bush also took his first official visit on October 1st to Alabama. The defensive back said what really stands out to him the most about the Crimson Tide is how well they prepare their players for the NFL.

"Alabama is a good school," Bush said. "(Head) coach (Nick) Saban knows what he is doing. He's a great coach. He knows how to develop his players and get those guys to the next level… (As far as Alabama competing for the national title) I wouldn't say that because at the end of the day programs go up and go down. So it could be Alabama this year and Auburn the next year, so I really try not to look at that and focus on the things that would benefit me."

Despite one of his top three options for schools—Miami—being right in his backyard giving his family the opportunity to come to every game Bush believes even if he did not choose the Hurricanes that his family would understand.

"My family knows that I have to make a decision that's best for me and a place that I can fit in," Bush said. "I don't think location is really going to affect my decision that much. It's hard because all three of the schools are great. It's kind of like a chess match right now. I'm just going to have to follow my heart and do a lot of thinking this week. Whatever school is left standing that's who I'm going to go with."

As far as the U.S. Army All-American week goes, Bush said after the first practice that he's enjoying the challenge.

"It has been fun playing with a lot of All-Americans and top skill players," Bush said. "I'm just trying to get better as a player by competing against the top receivers like Stefon Diggs and Germone Hopper that are committed to Clemson. They are fast guys, so it is going to be a different challenge this week covering the quicker, smaller guys in practice."


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