All-American Q&A With Brian Cushing

<b>San Antonio, Texas-</b> As the events surrounding the U.S. Army All-American Bowl take place this week, the network has full exclusive access to all of them. We will get some time to sit down with all of these outstanding young men, and hear there thoughts on the game, recruiting, and everything in between. <BR><BR>

Our third Q&A is with Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic five-star linebacker Brian Cushing, 6-3 and 227-pounds. Cushing has narrowed his choices down to Florida, Miami, USC, and Notre Dame.

Bob Lichtenfels: How many official visits have you taken, and to where?

Brian Cushing: I have taken four, I've gone to Louisville, USC, Miami, and Florida.

BL: When it comes to high school football this is the cream of the crop, are you coming here for business or pleasure?

BC: I am here for fun, mostly to enjoy myself. I am here for a short time and this is a big stage for me to prove myself.

BL: What have you been doing to get prepared for the game?

BC: I have been training very hard and looking forward to this for months to represent (N.J.).

BL: Joe Paterno visited you recently, I hear you father is a big Penn State fan?

BC: Penn State has recruited me hard since day one. My dad wants me to stay local. Those four schools that I have narrowed it down to right now could change. My parents know it is my decision and they are fine with that.

BL: When can we expect a decision?

BC: I am planning on signing day, I'd like to announce on ESPN if I can.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is played in San Antonio, Texas, at the Alamodome on Jan. 15, 2005, and broadcast nationally on NBC at 1 p.m. Eastern. is a sponsor, the official selection partner and exclusive on-line partner of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, as well as the associated U.S. Army Combine for underclassmen. The game features the top 78 football prospects in the country. East versus West.

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