Brian Cushing

Christopher Young

Brian Cushing, 6-3, 260, LB, WR, Bergen Catholic HS, Oradell, NJ


How many offers do you have?

5 offers.  Rutgers, Syracuse, Boston College, Michigan State and Stanford.


You payed a little visit to the Big 10 this past weekend.  How was it?

Yes, it went pretty well.  I went to Michigan State first and they offered.  A day later I went to Michigan and it was nice, but I wasn't offered.  I was disappointed about that.


Who are your favorites and what can you say about your Top 5?

My Top 5 are Michigan, Stanford, Boston College, Rutgers, and Ohio State.  But after this weekend, I don't have a clear favorite any longer.  After this weekend anything is possible.


What are the 3 biggest factors influencing your decision to attend school?

Academics are certainly number one.  Football is an important factor - anywhere I can be successful.  Playing time is also important, but as long as I can be successful then that's what is most important.


What are your feelings on Rutgers? Did you attend Junior Day?

Yes, I did attend Junior Day.  I've seen a couple of schools so far, and from that, Rutgers has by far the best facilities I have seen anywhere.  The team is really improving and they're getting really great players to go there, like Mike Teel.  Coach Schiano is just great.  I am definitely putting more consideration on Rutgers.  I mean, Rutgers is a great school.


What camps are you planning to attend?

Ohio State, definitely Rutgers, maybe a couple more.


Do you plan on committing early or do you plan on taking all 5 visits?

I definitely plan on committing before starting my senior season.  But I also want to take all my officials before I commit.



Notes:  Brian had 120 tacklesduring his Junior year.  He had 10 sacks, and 18 tackles for loss.  He also added 7 INTs.  Offensively Brian caught 13 passes for 456 yds.

Honors: 1st Team All-State, 1st Team Tri-State, 1st Team North Jersey and Bergen County Defensive Player of the Year. 



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