UNC Has Room for N.J. TE

It appears North Carolina will have room for Malcolm Bush after all. The 6-foot-3, 211-pound tight end from Hackensack (N.J.) learned of the development during a phone conversation with Butch Davis and primary recruiter John Lovett.

"That's being handled now and it looks like there's going to be a spot for me," Bush said.

Bush was told during his UNC official visit, which occurred the weekend of January 16, that UNC might not have scholarship room for him.

"They said some guys probably aren't going to get into the school," Bush said. "Other than that, I don't know much.

"We didn't talk about anything else. Usually we discuss a lot of stuff, but lately we've been talking about this spot. Hopefully it's going to be there. And they think it's going to be there."

With the new developments, Bush's recruitment has become much clearer. He has narrowed his choices to UNC, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and Syracuse. And he is scheduled to announce his decision on Signing Day during a press conference held in his high school's auditorium.

"After this weekend, I'm just going to sit down, think about it all, and have a decision by Signing Day," Bush said.

This weekend, Bush will take his final official trip. He'll travel less than an hour to Piscataway where he'll visit Rutgers.

"Basically, I'm just going there, trying to have fun on the visit, and see how I feel with the players," Bush said. "I want to see if I feel comfortable at Rutgers."

Over the summer, Bush committed to Rutgers, but de-committed four months later.

"I de-committed, because I felt like I committed too early," Bush said. "So I just want to give it one last shot to see how it feels."

Bush has already taken official visits to UNC, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse.

Heading into his final recruiting visit, Bush says he doesn't have a leader.

"Right now, everybody is even really," Bush said.

The decision for Bush is going to be a difficult one.

"Basically, it's going to be a gut feeling," Bush said. "I got down to these four schools, because pretty much all the criteria I'm looking for in a school all four of them have it. So it's just going to come down to a gut feeling."

Bush noted that Pittsburgh is "definitely" recruiting him the hardest.

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