Hoping For An Offer

Hialeah Senior High School athlete Henry Bussey is a sleeper to keep an eye on in the 2014 class. The junior running back is eyeing a spike in his recruitment with interest growing daily from a variety of schools.

Henry Bussey currently holds three offers from Illinois State, Louisiana and Eastern Michigan. With those offers, and interest from schools such as West Virginia, Florida State, Boston College, Cincinnati and Virginia Tech, the talented playmaker is excited about his recruitment.

"I've gotten several offers so far and a lot of interest from many schools," Bussey said describing his recruitment. "Things have been good, so I'm really excited,"

Just a couple weeks back, the 5-foot-9, 175 pound running back received a visit from West Virginia running backs coach JaJuan Seider. And while the Mountaineers aren't on the list of schools who have offered, that could change after the meeting between the two.

"We had a great meeting," Bussey said with excitement. "He told me they (WVU) were only offering two running backs, so I was kind of concerned. But I'm not afraid of competition. I feel like I can compete with anyone so I just show him what I can do. We were had a scrimmage a week or so ago that he was supposed to attend, but he couldn't make it."

When Bussey sizes up all schools involved in his recruitment, the Mountaineers stand out for a variety of reasons.

"Well, Coach Seider is a really great coach," Bussey said. "I can tell from the way he talks. He's not only great football wise but school wise. He wants everything to be great there."

"I've been watching West Virginia ever since Pat White was the quarterback," Bussey continued, naming reasons why he was intrigued by the Mountaineers. "I always watched Noel Devine when he was there. Then they just had Tavon Austin. I just feel like they always have great players and I could be the next."

The love for the Mountaineers is so strong in Bussey's eyes, that if an offer were to be extended, he believes a commitment could soon follow.

"To tell you the truth, I'd commit," Bussey said about his likely reaction to an offer from West Virginia. "I've already talked to my mom about it and she feels great about the idea. So if they were to offer I'd commit on the same day."

Bussey plans to remain active this summer, visiting camps at schools such as Cincinnati, Florida State, Miami and others.

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