Recruiting hit a new gear for Tommy Bush toward the end of January.
Scholarships started to come in almost daily. Bush, a four-star wide receiver from Schertz, Texas, has added a slew of power programs over the last six weeks. Florida State, Oregon, LSU, Miami, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Notre Dame have all come calling.
“It’s been a wild three or four weeks with reporters and coaches calling me daily,” Bush said, “but it’s what I have been working towards.”
Notre Dame threw its hate in the ring last week.
Director of player personnel Dave Peloquin reached out to Bush first. Wide receivers coach Del Alexander followed up, as did graduate assistant Pryce Tracy. Bush spoke with all three then added an Irish offer to his quickly growing list.
Bush has kept an eye on Notre Dame from afar and how it prepares wide receivers for the next level. Will Fuller is one recent example.
“I know that some great players are developed by coach (Brian) Kelly,” Bush said, “and the offense features down the field pass game, which is something I like. Also, most importantly, they have a top-rated education.”
Getting to know the Irish better is a priority for Bush moving forward. The 6-foot-5, 187-pound prospect hopes to visit at some point.
“As soon as my parents get their budget for travel to the different campuses then I will start to set that up,” Bush said. “But for now I have to wait. Would love to see that area and speak with the coaches in person.”
Right now Bush has plans for a junior day visit to Texas and perhaps a trip to LSU, pending schedules and budgets. Otherwise, Bush continues to assess his expanding list of options from afar while doing some of his own research.
There are some things Bush is looking for in particular.
“Education and how much help I can get to graduate on time,” Bush said. “And coaches who truly want to help me grow up and be the best football player and man.”