Soon to be Michigan freshman linebacker Devin Bush Jr. discusses his experience at the UA game, message to others, and more.

Soon to be Michigan freshman linebacker Devin Bush Jr. discusses his experience at the UA game, message to others, and more.

After recently participating in the Under Armour All-American game, as well as the week of practices, linebacker Devin Bush Jr.'s next step is Ann Arbor as an early enrolled freshman.

"It was the best way to end your high school career as a high school player," Bush Jr. said following the UA game. "Coming around these great guys, great players from across the country, you get a week to compete and mesh with them and just talk to them, build relationships."

The relationship building stretched far and wide for Bush Jr., ranging from some of the coaches in charge to other Michigan commitments, as well as other recruits looking to potentially join him with the Wolverines.

"I connected with a bunch of them, Kareem Walker, Ben Bredeson, Rashan Gary.. Herm, Coach Herm, I'm going to get his number after the game and we're going to stay in touch," Bush Jr. said. 

"That's the main guy I really want to talk to, I feel like he's a great guy. I'm going to use him as motivation for advice and guidance."

Bush Jr. called his recruiting pitch to the guys very simple: "Come to Michigan."

Whether or not some do or some don't will be determined over the next month, with the biggest fish being No. 1 player in America in defensive tackle Rashan Gary.

"Rashan, man, he has a lot of pressure on him," Bush Jr. said. "So I don't want to put too much pressure on him. He kind of knows me and Kareem. He saw us commit, he knows we're going there. He has two people to lean on, he's not going to be up there alone. 

"He's going to be playing with a great defense once we get up there early. I'm going to stay in touch with him and let him know how school's going and how it's like up there."

Although recruiting fellow seniors remains the priority for Bush Jr., his teammate at Charles W. Flanagan is four-star 2017 cornerback Stanford Samuels.

Still with a long ways to go in that recruitment, Bush Jr. isn't wasting any time making sure the young ball hawk understands why he chose Michigan.

"Yeah, straight up, Stanford knows what type of bond we have we've been bros since day one," Bush Jr. said. "I'm not going to put too much on him, but he knows where he belongs."

With Don Brown now officially on the job as defensive coordinator for the Wolverines under Jim Harbaugh, Bush Jr. has had the chance to speak with his future coach a few more times since chatting with The Michigan Insider.

Unclear exactly what will change or stay the same, Bush Jr. says he's just ready to play.

"I've spoken to him about two times, I heard he's a great guy," he said. "I've heard he's a great teacher, great guy, he's a leader for his players and he's a players coach."

"Hopefully it's a 3-4 or maybe it's a 4-3 but I can play any of them." 

Video by Sam Webb.


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