The Kentucky Wildcats were a late entry into the
Michael Bush Stakes Race, but
have seemingly positioned themselves in a good position with the four-star
Louisville (Ky.) athlete coming down the homestretch.
"Everything was real smooth," Bush said of this
weekend's official visit to Lexington. "I got to see the whole campus and all
the facilities, and they're really good. It kind of surprises you how good all
their facilities are, both for football and academics.
"I got to meet the whole coaching staff and most of the
players, too. They've got a real tight family atmosphere there. Antonio Hall was
my host. He's a real nice guy; told me that's how their whole team is. They do
Bush, a member of the
Rivals100 team and the No. 3
athlete in the nation, said he continues to be impressed by new UK offensive
coordinator Ron Hudson, who joined Rich Brooks' staff after years of guiding one
of the nation's most explosive teams at Kansas State.
"He's a big reason why they're in the race right now,"
Bush said. "We got to sit down and look at his offense real close, and I like
what I see. It's an offense where they really get the quarterback involved in
the running and passing game. It's wide-open. That's the way I like to play."
So how do the Cats stack up when it comes time to make a
final decision between UK, Louisville, Ohio State and Tennessee?
"They've got a good chance now," he said. "All four
teams are in there. I don't really have any of them up at the top yet. I'm going to visit Louisville next week, that will be my
last one, then I'll sit down with my family and we'll write down all the pros
and cons of each school, try to come up with a decision by Feb. 5."
Bush, Kentucky's reigning "Mr. Football," finished his
senior season with 2,891 yards passing and 35 touchdowns. He also rushed for 911
yards and seven touchdowns. As a junior, his primary position was wide receiver,
catching 64 passes for 1,090 yards and 17 touchdowns.