Bussey still very interested in MSU

"More than likely I will make an official visit to Michigan State," Bussey acknowledged. "I'm just going to wait, as it will probably be sometime in September, or October," --Nathan Bussey

Nathan Bussey, senior quarterback out of Dunbar High School in Washington D.C., still has Michigan State University somewhere on his radar.

While he has indeed listed MSU in his top five, he has yet to receive a scholarship offer from the Spartans.

"I've recently received offers from other schools, like Fordham, Temple, and Towson. I have not received an offer from Michigan State."

When asked whether he planned on making an official visit to East Lansing, Bussey suggested that he would like to.

"More than likely I will make an official visit to Michigan State," Bussey acknowledged. "I'm just going to wait, as it will probably be sometime in September, or October," he stated. He told GSN that it's been a while since he has spoken to anybody from the MSU coaching staff.

Michigan State's offense is a quarterback-friendly offense, and while other schools have looked at shifting Bussey to other skilled positions, MSU seems to hold firm in its' belief that he can prosper as a signal caller.

"Hopefully they're still looking at me as a quarterback," Bussey said. "I haven't heard any different." While witnessing what Drew Stanton is doing on the field for the Spartans these days, Bussey acknowledged that he would be a nice fit for the Michigan State offense.

"I'm a mobile guy, a mobile quarterback, so anything I like to do, I like to be going forward," Bussey told GSN. He stated that he is a more effective quarterback once he leaves the pocket. "More than likely, I'm always on the run throwing the football," the top prospect said. "But in the pocket, I can deliver a nice ball too."

Running an offense that is deeply rooted in sophistication might pose a problem for some college athletes. This problem, however, will in all likelihood not apply to a scholar like Bussey. "I keep my grades up, 3.7 GPA, you know," Bussey said.

With schools like MSU, Stanford, Vanderbilt, North Carolina, and Duke zeroing in for his services, the opportunity for academic challenges would be welcomed, and seen as a rewarding pursuit. "I would love to go to a school with high academic standards," Bussey said. "Any school I go to will definitely be an academic school."

When asked to pick a Top five in terms of the schools he is currently considering, Bussey threw Michigan State into the mix. "They (the schools) are probably not in the right order, but Illinois, UCLA, MSU, Stanford, and probably Colorado."

While not being picky in terms of his choice of weather, Bussey conceded he might miss the varying weather patterns of the nation's capital.

"Out here in D.C., we go through all four seasons," he said. "I wouldn't want to go somewhere that's always hot, and then come back here and be seen as cold."

Bussey is working hard too improve his status as a top-level recruit. "When I'm off the field, I'm working out most of the time," Bussey said. "I want to get better everyday. I'm not just waiting around, hanging out on the block, or anything like that."

Bussey is also staying busy these days with a job after school, and will frequently volunteer to speak to a local community team.


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