Kendall Bussey is an explosive running back from the state of Louisiana that's committed to Nebraska. The 5'9" 195 pound playmaker is happy with his pledge to the Cornhuskers but that hasn't stopped other programs from trying everything in their power to get the talented back to flip.
"It really blew up after I committed to Nebraska, to be honest" said Bussey. "Once I made the commitment, a lot of schools came after me and it's been pretty crazy."
Bussey currently sits at #51 on the Scout.com list of top running backs in the country. With a low center of gravity and a tough running style, it's easy to see why he's in such high demand. As a matter of fact, he picked up another offer just today, as a Big 12 program extended a verbal his offer his way.
"Actually today, I just received an offer from Texas Tech" he said. "But, I'm pretty solid right now. When I went up there (to Nebraska), all the big schools have great facilities, so of course they were nice too but they preached on education being a big thing to them. Life after football is big too."
"Also, if I have to travel far from home, like Nebraska is, I'll have a piece of home with me" he said. "Nebraska has three freshmen up there that came from a school close to mine and I grew up with them so that's pretty cool; I grew up playing football with those guys."With offers on the table from programs such as Nebraska, TCU, Arizona State, Arkansas, Mississippi State and Texas Tech, to name a few, Bussey knows that he's still on a lot of team's radar. With a summer dedicated to improving as a player, Bussey is unsure if he'll take any more visits over the summer.
"This summer I could take one or two more, but I haven't talked to my dad so don't mark my words on that" he said. "He stays busy but we haven't made any plans yet."
A program that did receive a visit recently from Bussey is TCU. The Horned Frogs have held a special place in Bussey's heart for a long time and that hasn't changed. As a matter of fact, his visit to Fort Worth last month was an eye opener and the Pelican State star says he's built a great relationship with Coach Cross and Coach Luper.
"Man, I mean the campus is beautiful" said Bussey. "The weekend that I went, it was awesome and they were very hospitable."
"You know, LaDainian Tomlinson has always, since I've known football, been my favorite running back, my favorite player" he said. "Knowing that he went there, that kind of boosts them in my eyes. I loved it, I had a great time."
Bussey wasn't through with his compliments of his trip to Fort Worth just yet. When asked about what he planned on majoring in, Bussey noted that it would be business and continued on about the information he had been given to him about the business program at TCU. He also went on record saying that he likes the intimate setting of the small private school and the education that's available in Fort Worth.
"I definitely like the more intimate setting and the private school education" he said. "I like where the classrooms are and how there aren't that many students for each teacher so the students can build good relationships with them."
"I think that would be helpful in graduating and the fact that they have such a great business school is even better."