DeSoto (Texas) High School coach Dave Meadows said earlier this year that when new addition, Miami Pace running back/athlete Adrian Bushell was seen in the spring at his new school in Texas, attention would pick up.
Meadows was right on target with that prediction.
The spring has ushered in at least one written scholarship offer from Florida for the 5-foot-11, 180-pound two-way prospect. Other schools that both Meadows and Bushell have said could be offering soon include Colorado, Kansas, Miami, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and SMU to name a few.
Both his coach and Bushell himself say that Florida's early offer has put them near the top of his list.
"I'd say probably right now, Florida is my first pick," Bushell said. "Being in Florida, that has a little bit to do with it, but the defensive back coach (Chuck) Heater, I've just heard he's a real good coach. Florida likes him at defensive back, but a lot of other schools are letting me pick where I want to play."
Running back and cornerback are both possibilities for Bushell. Coach Meadows says that there is a lot to like about Bushell.
"He's got the acceleration, the vision, and moves you don't see very often," Meadows said. "As far as making people miss, being an athlete that's hard to get a hand on, he's got all of that. We're going to play him at corner. I think he'll be a super corner."
Bushell says that with the first offer on the table, he's considered making a commitment in the very near future. However, his family would like him to take a little more time.
"I think they want me to at least wait a little bit and explore my options," Bushell said. "I'm trying to narrow it down to at least a top eight or something pretty sooon."
His coach says that more offers may be coming in writing very soon.
"Miami said they were going to offer him, Colorado has, and about half of the others have said that," Meadows said. "After seeing him, it's hard not to offer him."