Spartan Nation has been covering Tommy Bush, a 6’5”, 185 pound wide receiver from Schertz, Texas for a little over a month. When we first began to speak with Bush, he was unrated and held a single offer from Texas State. Since then, he has received an additional 12 scholarship offers, including Michigan State, his third offer. After he received a scholarship from the Spartans, schools such as Ole Miss, Baylor, TCU, and Oklahoma State all followed soon after. This past weekend, Bush had an impressive Nike Opening camp and received a four-star rating by Scout.
He described the recent whirlwind of events in his recruitment, such as receiving 12 scholarship offers in a month, running the fastest forty yard dash at The Opening regional event in Houston, and seeing four stars added next to his name on his recruiting profile. “It feels unreal. I have been working and working on my craft and trying to get better everyday and the four-star rating, plus the [13} schools that have put their trust in me, is a gift from the man above.”
Bush was offered by MSU on the 26th of January.
At The Opening, Bush matched up some of the nation’s top defensive backs, and put a show on all camp long. Those defensive backs included four-stars Anthony Cook, Jalen Green, and B.J. Foster. “I would say my performance say could have been better. I will continually work on my combine numbers this summer with my coaches.” He commented on his one on one session of the camp as well, saying, “the one on ones was a battle. Texas defensive backs are for real and I got better from competing with them. I would say I excelled at my forty time but it could have been faster.” Bush ran the fastest laser-timed forty time at the event, clocking in at 4.47 seconds.
As Bush has been one of the hottest recruits this winter, offers from top programs have followed. “They are all great offers because I started with nothing. There is so much talent in San Antonio with zero offers. I felt truly blessed to have them.” As he explained, there is a lot of talent that flies under the radar, and San Antonio is an are where that holds true. Bush praises the staff at MSU for being the best at identifying that talent as he says, “it is the people at MSU that I have had contact with longer than any other school that is making my Michigan State offer very exciting.”
Bush is a dynamic athlete that could bring a lot of value to any offense. Standing 6’5” tall and weighing 185 pounds, his size obviously stands out. However, basically every other area of his build and style of play make him a very promising talent. As colleges began to notice his well-roundedness at the wide receiver position, they followed the Spartans in offering Bush. “Other than MSU, Ole Miss, SMU, and Colorado State are all pushing pretty hard,” he said.
A busy winter and spring is comping up for Bush.” I’m just trying to catch some junior. days, however we cannot go to all the invites I have received,” Bush commented, “I am starting track season today, and I have workout sessions with my coach, so its going to be very hard until summertime to do visits, especially out of state. I’m also getting ready for spring football as well!”
When it comes to making a visit to East Lansing and checking out other schools, Bush has an idea of what he would like to see. “I Really would like to see them [the schools that have offered] all so that I can compare my position coaches, the facilities, and the educational opportunities that each program has to offer.”
As Bush is now recognized as an elite talent at the wide receiver position, he is an even better human being. Bush comes from a good family that has steered him in line to have a very successful future. He is rated a four-star recruit and the 280th ranked recruit in the nation by Scout. Spartan Nation will continue to stay caught up with Bush as he visits local schools, and eventually makes a trip out to East Lansing.
“Go Green! Go white,” Bush added at the end of our discussion.