RECRUITING: California LB says OU has outside shot

San Diego, Calif. RB Reggie Bush has seven favorites. Is OU still on his mind?


Bush is the franchise. Plain and simple, Bush is a running back that may be the very best running back in the country. Every school in the country wants to sign Bush and they all have him rated at the top of their recruiting boards.

Bush finished last season with 2,200 yards and 34 TDs, which followed his sophomore season where he rushed for 1,200 yards and 24 touchdowns on the year.

"I am the type of runner that loves to make people miss," said Bush. "I try to avoid contact as much as possible, because it makes sense for me. If I can make everybody miss, then why should I run through linebackers and defensive backs? However, I have power when I need it, but it is much more fun making defenders miss."

Reggie didn't camp this summer, because he was still involved in high school track. Reggie ran the 100M (10.4) and finished third in the state meet. In the 200M (21.06) Bush finished third in a sport that Bush didn't take all that seriously until this past year. However, Bush says he wants to run the sprints in college.

Bush has heard from everybody and is working to get his choices down to a precious few.

"I know where I am going on three of my trips," said Bush. "Stanford, Washington and Notre Dame are definitely going to get visits from me. The other two are going to come down to Texas, UCLA, Colorado and Oregon."

Oklahoma has an outside shot, but I have been thinking more about the other schools lately. I don't have a favorite at this time and I don't want to start taking visits until after my season is over."

Bush has qualified.

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