One of the top athletes in East Texas has done all that he can to help turn around one of the proudest programs in the state. Tyler (Texas) John Tyler athlete Antoine Bush is playing quarterback, free safety, cornerback, receiver and even helping on special teams, and the effort has helped JT jump out to a 2-1 record after a dismal 2003 campaign.
“I score last week, and I had about 60 yards rushing,” Bush, who is 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, said. “The second game I had 125 yards passing, and the first game I had a touchdown on the ground. Our only loss is to Texas High, and they’re a good team. We should have won, but we ran out of gas.”
Things have been picking up on the recruiting front for Bush.
As one of the most under-rated prospects in East Texas, Bush for some reason still sits without a scholarship offers. But he’s already received invitations to take official visits to Missouri and New Mexico.
“I’ve talked to Missouri, Texas Tech, Purdue, New Mexico and SFA this month,” Bush said. “Missouri talked about offering me. They wanted to see one game of me as a senior, and they’re supposed to call me back this week and probably offer me. The same was true about New Mexico. I’m excited about all of this attention.”
The excitement will continue on Friday night when JT faces Kilgore and future Texas top 10 talent Eddie Jones. Jones is a 6-foot-3, 225-pound freak defensive end that is already attracting attention from the college programs.
“He’s incredible,” Bush said. “He’s going to be chasing me all night long. But it’s a good thing I’m fast.”