Commitment Impact: George Rushing

The sixth Florida native to commit to Wisconsin's 2014 class and the fifth wide receiver, Fort Lauderdale (FL) Cardinal Gibbons wide receiver George Rushing adds another element of speed and catching ability to UW's offense. BadgerNation examines the commitment impact.

Committed Over: George Rushing, a one-time Louisville commit, picked Wisconsin over TCU. He originally pledged to the Cardinals in May over offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Idaho, Marshall, Northern Illinois, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Western Michigan, among others.

Rated: Rushing is currently ranked a three-star prospect and the No.177 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com.

On Film: Establishing a new single-season record with 18 touchdown coaches, it's evident that Rushing has the ability to get off the line of scrimmage, run good routes, catch the ball efficiently, make plays after the catch and make the big plays. Rushing has been quoted as saying, "I'm not scared to go across the middle and make plays. You can measure height and weight, but you can't measure heart." It's evident that Rushing has some heart and some guts with the way he likes to go over the middle to make some of his plays.

Recruiting Impact: Wisconsin wants to overhaul its wide receiving corps with good, young talent and have done just that, adding five receivers into the mix for 2014. Wisconsin has monitored Rushing since the spring, but the Badgers didn't make a strong push until after four-star Jamil Kamara picked Virginia. Even before Kamara's announcement, Rushing was considering taking an official to Wisconsin, although UW wanted to wait until they knew where its top receivers target was going.

Once that happened, things moved quickly and Wisconsin added more speed to its group.

Quotable: "It's an amazing place, they have a really good business school, they have a great coaching staff. Players back up the coach. When you talk to the players, you find out the truth about the program, and everything the coaches are telling me, I'm hearing from the players, so there's something good going on there and I feel like something big is going on there and I want to be a part of it." – Rushing.

Final Thought: On a day where Wisconsin took a lot of body blows with Craig Evans' announcement going public and Kaleb McGary saying Madison was simply too far away for him, Rushing making his choice official (he had given a silent verbal to UW previously) was the perfect medicine.

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