February 15, 2011

Tide offers Florida DB

The offers are rolling in for Miami (FL) Columbus defensive back Deon Bush, who has seen his number of offers triple in the last week. The Crimson Tide are one of a number of teams that have entered the race for the talented Floridian.

"Basically, I've gotten about nine or ten offers this week," said Bush. "It feels good for them to be coming in this fast. The week before, having four offers and then to get twice as many as I had in just one week is pretty exciting."

Bush's most recent offer, from the Alabama Crimson Tide, made a big impression on the Columbus star.

"I just got an offer from Alabama," he said. "It feels really good to get the offer. It's a really prestigious school and they're known for getting the best players. It's a big honor to get offered by a school of Alabama's prestige. I talked with Coach Nick Saban and the new coach that moved up there from Miami. They were telling me how they like my size at corner and how I use my athletic ability to make plays on the ball."

The 6'1 165 pounder is looking to take some trips before trimming his list.

"I'm going to take another junior day visit to Miami. I also might go to Florida next weekend. Alabama talked with me about visiting this spring. They said that had a junior day coming up, but I doubt I could make it on short notice. I'm getting recruited hard by most of the schools that have offered. I really don't have a favorite right now. I'm going to leave everyone equal and in the spring I should be able to narrow it down to a top five."

In the meantime, Bush will hone his cover skills in preparation for a return trip to Tuscaloosa.

"I'm on a 7-on-7 team this offseason. I'm going to be doing that for the next three weeks and then in the summer we'll be participating in a tournament at Alabama in Tuscaloosa. My team won the national championship there last year."

With a brother at Purdue (Gary Bush) and several other highly recruited teammates (Anthony Rabasa and Tacoi Sumler to name a few), Bush isn't lacking in the advice department.

"They give me a lot of advice," he said. "They tell me to pick the school that's right for me- don't pick the school because someone else wants me to go there. Just to make sure when I go to a school, that I like the school, not just the coach. Distance shouldn't play much of a factor. Sometimes you have to go outside the box to find what's best for you. Everything that's best for you isn't always right where you are."

Bush is a member of the Rivals.com Rivals250 to watch for 2012.

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