Rushing made an unofficial visit with USF this weekend and enjoyed his time there, but timing was no coincidence. The three-star pledge wanted to see his future team.
"They did what they had to do," said Rushing, who was able to watch the Cardinals warm up before the game from field level. "They took care of business today. They looked pretty good on offense and defense."
The 6-foot-2, 189-pound receiver is having an excellent season, helping the high-octane Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons lock down a playoff spot.
"We still have a couple big games left," he said. "We're having a good season, but there are still some things that we can improve on. I'm staying focused on our goals."
Prior to this weekend's action, he had 482 yards on a team-leading 37 receptions. His 13 touchdown receptions established a new school single-season record.
"It's a great accomplishment," he said of the new school mark. "I'm not thinking about those kinds of things right now. Right now it's about how our team does."
Rushing, who committed to U of L in May, stays in frequent contact with the Cardinals coaching staff and anticipates scheduling an official following the playoff season.
"I haven't scheduled a visit yet. I'm going to wait until after the season is over before I figure it out what the date will be."
He was one of three U of L commitments invited to play in the Florida vs. Miami-Dade All-Star game, but his post season plans don't include playing in the annual event.
"I'm not going to be playing in the All-Star game," he told Cardinal Authority. "When my season is over I'm going to keep working out, so I can be ready to go when I get to Louisville."