Brian Cushing

Christopher Young
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Brian Cushing Update Premium Story
By Jeff Greene Publisher
Date: May 25, 2004

Top NJ star Brian Cushing is a hot prospect on the Cav's hot board. So what's the latest on this top player?

The Cavs are hot after one of the hottest prospects on the East coast in Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic linebacker Brian Cushing. Cushing, at 6'3, 227 pounds and running the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds, is a punishing linebacker who attacks the ball all over the field.

Does Virginia have a shot at landing this top notch prospect?

"Oh yea I've been hearing from Virginia a lot," said Cushing. "They are recruiting me harder than anyone right now actually. They offered me a scholarship a few weeks ago.

UVa is a definite top five team for me now. I like their academics, it's close to home, and they have a great head coach."

Is there another team that Cushing likes a lot?

"I like Southern Cal a lot too. I love how they play, the great weather there, and Pete Carroll is a tremendous coach.

What I'm looking for in a school is great academics, football tradition, and I just want to fit in well and feel comfortable."

Could Brian commit early?

"Yes I could commit early, but only if I feel real comfortable with the school."



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