February 16, 2008

2009 DE enjoys trip to Rutgers

Junior defensive end Malcolm Bush attended a Junior Day at Rutgers recently and the experience was positive for him. He has plenty of other schools courting him, which means he'll be one to watch in 2009.

The 6-foot-6, 237-pound end from Hackensack, N.J. runs the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds, giving him the frame and the athleticism to be a big-time player at the next level.

"He just went to Rutgers' Junior Day on (February 9)," said Ernie Bush, the father of Malcolm. "I think he enjoyed it. I think he got something in the mail about a NIKE Camp recently as well."

While Bush is still waiting for his first offer he has heard from schools like Florida, Clemson, Rutgers, Notre Dame, Minnesota, Boston College, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Ohio State and several others.

Bush's father does not foresee location being a big factor in his decision down the road.

"I really don't think that's going to be a big issue," he said. "Most kids like going away (for school). If one of the program's he's interested in isn't local I don't think it would be a big deal."

That said, location has already impacted Bush's plans.

"Right now he hasn't made any visits other than going to Rutgers for their Junior Day. He's had some mail about visits. Notre Dame was going to have a Junior Day sometime this month but that's about a 16-hour drive."

As a junior Bush caught 17 passes for 277 yards and two scores, and on defense he recorded 55 tackles and three sacks.



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