The Offers Keep Coming for Cushing

With recent additions, the offer basket for linebacker <b>Brian Cushing</b> of Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J. is now up to 26. After early enthusiasm for the Maize and Blue was tempered when one of those offers wasn't from Michigan, Cushing says things have changed.

"I'm up to 26 offers," Brian Cushing said. "My latest two are probably my best so far, Florida State and Miami."

With all of the attention the 6 foot 3, 222 pound stud is receiving it's no surprise that his list of top choices changes constantly. "I don't really have a top five, or even a top school right now," he said. "It changes all the time."

The convoy of coaching staffs passing through Bergen Cathlolic has been impressive. "Florida State, South Carolina, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Iowa, Northwestern, Maryland, Ohio State, Michigan State, and a bunch of other schools," he said. Has Michigan stopped by? "Yes, Coach Sheridan was here but I was absent that day."

Cushing was upset at not receiving an offer from the Wolverines during his Junior Day visit, but time seems to have healed he wound, at least partially. "I guess I've settled down over that," he said. "I talk to coach Sheridan a lot and things are better."

The Bergen star said schools are recruiting him at a number of positions. His coach, Fred Stangles, previosuly told GoBluWolverine Magazine that if he stays at his present weight he'll play safety in college, but, "If he bulks up to 250-260 lbs. he'll play linebacker." Cushing himself said some schools are even recruiting him for the offense. Position doesn't seem to be a concern. "I really don't care," Cushing said. "To play both ways would be a big challenge. I'd love to play defense or offense. I figure once I get to college the coaches will put me in the best position they feel I can play and I don't have a problem with that." He said most schools are recruiting him for linebacker.

Cushing said he plans on attending camps at Boston College and Ohio State.

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