Bush Showing 'Cats Some Love

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Despite receiving a quarterback commitment from Aaron Sharp, A. J. Bush of Norcross (Ga.) High School remains intrigued with Kansas State. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound duel-threat passer said if he'd had to select a favorite right now K-State would be it.

"I love it," Bush told KStateFans.com of the Wildcat program. "It's like a big family down there. Everybody knows what they want to do. You get to play for a legend in Coach Snyder with an excellent fanbase. I'm on the same page with all of the coaches. I think it would be a great place to be for my four years of college.

"I'd have to put Kansas State at number one with South Carolina, Auburn, and Wake Forest right behind."

Bush has visited UGA, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, and Auburn, but he says a trip to Manhattan, Kan. will be coming "very soon."

"I'm looking for a great situation where I can come in and play right away," he said. "I'm working out and preparing myself to go in and start as a true freshman. That may not happen, but I'm going to be ready if it does. I'm looking for a good location to spend the next four years. Also, I'm taking a look at the school's academics and my relationship with the coaches. I want to play for coaches who I get along with."

Some publications have Norcross ranked as high as three nationally going into the season. Bush, who transferred from Milton, isn't even assured of a starting job for the Atlanta-area powerhouse, but it will hard keeping this playmaker off the field too long. Kansas State was one of the first to take notice.

"They see me being a great fit to run the offense," Bush said. "They liked how well I stayed in control and led my team. Coach Andre Coleman is my recruiter. He said they like my ability to both run and throw. Basically, he said that I know what I'm doing on a football field with the ball in my hands."

Bush said part of what he likes about Kansas State is his close relationship with Coach Coleman, who recruits the state of Georgia. With the graduation of Joseph Wilber, Bush is the likely starter at quarterback for the Norcross Blue Devils, who won the Georgia Class 6A championship in 2012.

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