Husker Linebacker Target - Tom Busch

Tom Busch is one of the finest linebackers I've seen on film this spring. Busch attended the Nebraska spring game. Busch has a scholarship offer from Minnesota and another Big Ten school just recently offered a scholarship.

Tom Busch, a 5-foot-11, 230-pound, linebacker from Cottage Grove (MN) Park Senior is one of the best linebacker prospects we've seen on film so far this spring.

Busch is a hard-hitting middle linebacker with the speed of a running back.

"So far, Iowa and Minnesota have offered me a scholarship." Busch said. "Iowa, Iowa State and Wyoming have called so far.

I've been to Nebraska for their spring game. I went to Iowa for their spring scrimmage and I went to Minnesota for a practice.

"My favorites now are Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Stanford and you can add Iowa State to that list.

My dad talked to the Iowa State coach on the phone and they said they liked me a lot. I plan on going to three or four camps this summer, I just haven't decided on which ones yet."

Busch isn't the 6-foot-2 or 6-foot-3 that most college recruiters are looking for but he probably hits harder than most linebackers of that size. He's a talented athlete that has been timed at 4.5 in the 40-yard dash.

Busch has been taught very well. He stays low, takes good angles to the ball carrier and he's very hard for the offensive linemen to block because of his quickness.
,br> Busch will be a three-year starter in 2002. He made 150 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, three sacks, he blocked a punt and an extra point in 2001.

Busch was named all-state as a junior. He benches 405-pounds, squats 505-pounds and he carries a 3.8 GPA in the classroom.

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