Friday, January 30, 2009
The recruiting Odyssey of New Jersey tight end Malcolm Bush is a bit odd to say the least. After committing to Rutgers last year, Bush reversed course and de-committed shortly thereafter, citing a desire to possibly look into going to Pitt or North Carolina. UNC notified Bush that it had no room for Bush unless he wanted to Greyshirt for a year and wait for a scholarship to open up. That was until today, when scout.com reported that UNC does in fact have room for Bush.
The problem here is, that Bush never really closed the door on Rutgers (visiting on today) or Pitt (visited in Dec.), and he opened the door for Syracuse (visited on Jan. 23). As mentioned above, UNC is back in the mix, so it begs the question: who's getting this kid?
Based on past statements, I'd have to say that UNC is the favorite here, but he may be disenchanted with the idea that they originally didn't want to make room for him. Syracuse has a new staff that has been on a tear recruiting-wise, and Pitt and Rutgers are on fairly solid ground as far as their programs are concerned. My gut tells me this will be a signing day announcement.
Two other tidbits on recruiting:
- Syracuse will try to steal another recruit from Louisville when DE/LB Brandon Sharpe visits this weekend (Donnie Webb / Syracuse Post-Standard)
- Lot's on Rutgers' recruiting effort from the Scarlet Knights Newzer -- Tom Savage is trying to lure Justin Brown to RU, while Andrew Tiller (offer from Syracuse as well) and Ka'lil Glaud will be supposedly visiting RU this weekend