Bush talks state title, recruiting

He's only played football for one year, but Ballard (Ky.) standout Will Bush's recruitment is picking up speed--literally.

He's only played football for one year, but Ballard (Ky.) standout Will Bush's recruitment is picking up speed--literally.

The 6-foot-1 wide receiver prospect turned heads on May 18 when he won Kentucky's AAA 100m state title.

Finishing with an electronic time of 10.70 seconds, Bush--a rising senior--defeated Class of 2013 five-star wide receiver James Quick (10.86) for the state championship.

"I wasn't that nervous, it's something you prepare for all year," Bush said. "Me and James had raced before and I had beaten him, so I was confident.

"I knew I had to get out fast and try to maintain a lead. He (Quick) is always creeping up at the end."

While he's always been a star on the track, Bush decided to give football a chance entering his junior season.

"I had always thought about doing it (playing football)," he said. "I talked to my dad and we decided I should try it.

"My first day out, my head coach told me I was the best non-football player he'd ever seen. He said most guys when they first come out are scared to go across the middle, but I wasn't."

Western Kentucky assistant coach Jeff Brohm is the first to extend the 2014 prospect a scholarship offer, with several other programs showing strong interest.

Bush plans to see some of those schools up-close before his senior year begins.

"I'm gona try to go to camps this summer and take some visits," he said. "I'm definitely going to go to Western (Kentucky), Cincinnati, Toledo and some others."

Several factors could affect Bush's final decision for college, including the quality of his relationships with his coaches and their offensive style.

"I definitely want my coach to be someone I can have a real conversation with," he said. "I'll definitely look at style-of-play, how much they pass the ball.

"Those are just a few things I'll look at."

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