Rushing has 'awesome' trip to U of L

University of Louisville football commitment George Rushing spent some time on campus over the weekend, chatting with the coaches, seeing the facilities and doing some recruiting. Cardinal Authority spoke to Rushing about his "awesome" visit.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Cardinal Gibbons wide receiver George Rushing had not been to Louisville or seen the University of Louisville campus when he committed to head coach Charlie Strong last month.

So, Rushing was excited to get to campus last week.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound three-star Rushing arrived late Thursday and spent all day Friday and Saturday on campus, returning home on Sunday.

"It was awesome," Rushing said. "I wanted to see the campus and see everything about it and I did. Everything made me want to commit again to coach Strong.

"I just love everything about it and am so happy."

Rushing, who had 30 offers when he committed to U of L, said he sat down and talked with Strong and wide receiver coach Ron Dugans.

And he heard "a lot of good things" from the staff.

"I know what I was expecting and it was every bit of that and more," Rushing said. "The players, the coaches, the ideas, just everything about it. Plus, they're going to the ACC so that's going to be great.

"They showed me how they are going to use me. I liked it all."

Rushing said he spent a lot of time with fellow commit Reggie Bonnafon, a Trinity High School quarterback, and Georgia linebacker Detric Dukes.

"I talked to so many guys, I can't remember them all," Rushing said. "I just keep telling them they need to come and help us out. I am friends with John Battle and Matt Elam and several others. Expect some big things in the coming weeks."

The Cardinals already have 15 commitments in the class.

Rushing hauled in 26 passes for 549 yards and nine touchdowns. He's also played some safety for the Chiefs, who will be led by Washington State quarterback commitment Peyton Bender and one of the top 50 wide receivers in the country – Trevon Lee, who also has a U of L offer.

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