UCLA commit Dylan Rush announced early for the Bruins with the thought that he would be playing tight end. After a big year on the defensive side of the ball, it appears the athlete will now play defensive end at the next level.
Rush, 6-3, 235 pounds is a talented athlete who is one of the nation's top wrestlers in addition to his exploits on the football field. In addition to playing tight end, Rush also played a lot of fullback and was the lead blocker for one of the state's top rushing attacks.
"We averaged 346 yards a game on the ground this year," Rush's father Greg said. "Dyland had 14 catches for 143 yards and a touchdown and rushed 12 times for 64 yards and two touchdowns."
Rush was even more impressive on defense finishing the year with 75 tackles, 36 for loss, 15 sacks, four forced fumbles, three blocked kicks, two fumble recoveries and a safety. His strong year on the defensive side of the ball earned him Gatorday State Player of the Year and has caused him to rethink where he'll play in college.
"Dylan committed to UCLA to play tight end," Rush said. "He has really played well on defense though and is a very good pass rusher. He played a lot of linebacker this year because when he played defensive end, teams just ran away from him. After seeing him play, UCLA talked about Dylan moving to defensive end and he said that was fine with him. He's just excited to get out there and can't wait to be a Bruin."
Rush is currently rated the No. 9 wrestler in the country at the 275lb weight class. He'll also compete in the power lifting nationals in April and the Judo nationals in June. He'll take his official visit to UCLA (Dec. 9).