Rushing to the Bobcats

2-star, 6'5" DeSoto tight end Brendon Rushing accepts the Bobcats offer and becomes their 17th commit for the 2016 class. Lead Reporter Keff Ciardello caught up with him to gauge his thoughts on coming to TXST.

At 6’5”, 200-lbs, a reported 4.5 40 and a 2-star rating on most recruiting sites, one would think that DeSoto tight end Brendon Rushing would have a stack of offers so high that it touches the ceiling. This wasn't the case for Rushing, as Texas State was just his second offer. Less than a week later, he has his mind made up as he announced today that he will become the 17th commit for the Bobcats' 2016 class.

"I'm getting some looks, but TXST is just my second offer,” said Rushing (on Saturday, July 25). “My first offer was from Northern Colorado. Rice and Iowa State are also looking at me. Honesty and hard work is what I'm after. I just want coaches that are honest and will push me. I'm very excited because they were a school, the way they were recruiting me, I was very interested in going there. It's pretty close to home; my family could come see me play. I've seen pictures of (San Marcos), it's beautiful, just a beautiful school. I plan on coming out there for a visit next week."

That visit he planned took place today and it must have impressed Rushing because he announced his committment before he left.

Rushing shed some light on way he may have slipped under the radar for some schools. He didn't play much last season because 3-star, BYU commit Akile Davis was starting in front of him. He is confident that, with a more significant role, his senior season will be his breakout year.

He is primarily used as a pass catching TE at DeSoto and that is where the Bobcats want to utilize him as well, "They told me they were looking at me for the W tight end position,” said Rushing. “Which they told me it is kind of like a wide receiver/tight end hybrid. I'm definitely a tight end/wide receiver type of player. I can run and use my height against smaller corners or use my speed against linebackers. I feel like whatever position I'm in, I have the advantage and I can win."

It should also be noted that DeSoto OL Josiah Washington and Rushing are best friends. The 6'6", 290-lbs tackle is a 3-star recruit with offers from Illinois State, Rice and Texas State. It can be assumed the Bobcats have a better chance of landing Washington now that Rushing has committed.

All of Rushing's comments in this article took place on Saturday, July 25, before he announced his commitment today. He's understandably busy today but we'll talk to him tomorrow for an update.


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