2018 Fort Wayne, IN (Bishop Luers) WR Dashon Bussell was one of the top performers at Sunday's RAS camp in Fort Wayne (IN). As a result, he walked away with the offensive MVP, but that was not the only thing he walked away with Sunday evening. After the camp, he received an offer from Toledo and head coach Jason Candle.
“I was really excited when I found out and super surprised, but it was just a great feeling,” Bussell said about his Toledo offer. “I received my Toledo offer at the RAS camp Sunday in Fort Wayne, Indiana and I received it from the head coach.”
One of the more interesting stories with Bussell’s Toledo offer is he did not even know he got offered by the Rockets until after the camp when his own high school coaches informed him about the great news.
“This is the crazy part, I never knew I got an offer from Toledo and the coaching staff until one of my AWP coaches told me about it. My coach said congrats that Coach Candle had offered me! They talked to him and he told them they offered.”
During the camp, Bussell had a lot of time to talk and work with the coaches during drills and breaks. Bussell talked a lot with head coach coach Jason Candle and linebackers coach Mike Ward a lot, which resulted in a good first impression on both sides.
“I had a lot of time to talk with Coach Candle and Coach Ward and I had some good talks with them. Coach Candle and Coach Ward are good dudes and good coaches. They were helping me out telling me to trust my speed more, they liked me a lot during the camp."
Now that Bussell has his Toledo offer in his pocket, he plans to visit Toledo again this summer and hang out with the coaching staff and learn more about the program.
“I will visit Toledo on the June 12th because I will be at their 7-on-7 camp, so I will also visit Toledo and the campus. I look forward to talking to the coaches and playing in front of them again."
In addition to visiting Toledo this summer, he also will visit Tennessee on June 7th, Ohio State June 11th, Notre Dame’s Irish Invasion camp on June 18th, Michigan State’s Spartan Elite camp on June 23rd, and Ohio State again for their Under the Lights camp on July 23rd.