One thing is for certain as we head down the stretch with 2018 Nebraska recruiting class. There will be twists and turns, not all of them will be positive. Wide receiver has been a huge need all cycle long and while Scott Frost and his staff have done a good job filling the need, one player in particular was still of interest that was being recruited by the previous staff.
4-star Tommy Bush is a rangy wideout (6-5, 187) with track speed, which has made him a very coveted prospect this recruiting cycle. He took an official visit to Nebraska during the season for the Wisconsin game and had a great relationship with former receiver coach Keith Williams. He has had good contact with the current staff as well, getting an in-home visit from offensive coordinator and wide receiver coach Troy Walters.
However, it was not enough to keep Bush’s interest. He informed me via text on Wednesday that Nebraska is no longer in the running for him. He also said that he informed the staff of his decision.
As I outlined in my piece yesterday predicting the rest of the class, there are a lot of receivers still on the board for Nebraska to round out the class. Some of those prospects are 4-star Solomon Enis, 4-star Andre Hunt, 4-star John Jackson, 3-star Chris Olave, 3-star Geordon Porter, 3-star Dominick Watt, and junior college prospect Mike Williams.
The Huskers already have Justin McGriff, Katerian Legrone and Jaron Woodyard signed, with Woodyard and McGriff being early enrollees. The position is not in the tough spot it was in back when Joshua Moore left the class. Bush is a terrific prospect and will likely have a very good college career.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.