Cerritos junior college (California) three-star linebacker Alex Bush committed to TCU on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he made it a done deal.
“I signed this morning. It’s official,” said Bush. “I’m really trying to now just focus in on school, it’s the last week of finals, so it’s a weight lifted off my shoulders.”
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound prospect visited TCU over the weekend with teammate Elijah Walker (Kansas State commit). Bush had offers from Ball State, Bowling Green, Marshall and Rhode Island.
“My mindset was go big or go home – I only had one year left of junior college,” said Bush. “I just kept telling myself that if I put in the work, I will get to the next level. My play showed I could play at the next level. TCU saw that, they didn’t care about stars or anything. They knew I could play ball and that I fly around.”
A former Wyoming linebacker, Bush ended up at Cerritos after redshirting his first year in Laramie. In two seasons with the Falcons, the junior college product recorded 166 tackles, five sacks, 13 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles.
“The TCU defense is set up for linebackers to make tackles,” said Bush. “It was a great fit for me. Coach Patterson really focuses on the defensive aspects of the game, which was nice for me. You don’t see many coaches in the Division I level be head coaches.
“I’m going to be putting in the work, hoping to gel with the team and will look to make an impact right away.”
Bush went on to talk about his visit.
“When I saw a practice, it was intense. That is my type of football – smash mouth football,” said Bush. “I just really liked the state of the art stuff around the campus. The stadium is beautiful. It felt like the perfect fit.
“It’s huge for me to get in early, being a JUCO guy, it’s going to be crucial if I want to make an impact next year – especially if I’m going to play middle linebacker or outside linebacker. I’m going to have to learn the defense pretty fast.”