Sometimes dreams do come true.
“It was a dream come true,” Bush said of receiving an offer from the Mountaineers. “It means I accomplished my goal. I’ve been hoping this day would come.”
While both West Virginia and Bush are in the early stages of building a relationship, the 5-foot-8, 175-pound self-described “all-around player” knows he could flourish as a Mountaineer.
“It’s a great school,” Bush said, describing West Virginia. “It fits me perfectly and I have a feeling I would succeed there. One of the favorite players ever is Tavon Austin. I know he went to school there and I want to be the same type player he is.”
Bush claims double-digit offers from several high-profile schools including Texas Tech, Louisville, Arkansas and Cincinnati. With his overall skill set, it’s unclear where the Mountaineers would use the talented athlete, but he's clearly a high Division I prospect at more than one position. He rushed for 920 yards and 19 scores last year as a junior, but also has the moves and speed to be a receiver. He projects as a running back at the next level but could slide to slot receiver with ease. While it remains early in his recruitment, Bush said he is intent on scheduling a visit to West Virginia, possibly as early as this summer.
WVU hasn't had many players from Louisiana, but the handful includes some notabile names, including wide receivers Chris Henry and Darius Reynaud, offensive lineman Selvish Capers and defensive lineman Criag Wilson. Those players were mostly recruited by assistant coach Calvin Magee, who had longstanding ties in the state, during the Rich Rodriguez coaching era.