Washington (D.C.) Dunbar athlete Nathan Bussey attended the Nike Camp at Penn State a couple weeks back. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder had a solid trip to State College and felt pretty good about his performance there.
"It went really well and I was happy and excited about my day," he stated. "In the drills, I ran a 4.5-second 40 and did 10 bench reps. In the one-on-ones, I felt like I did really well. I had a lot of scouts out there looking at me and I felt I showed them that I have the ability to throw the ball and run. I'm an all-around player that can definitely be a quarterback."
Currently Bussey holds offers from Illinois and Kent State. He thinks a few other schools could be offering in the near future.
"Connecticut, UCLA, Duke, Louisville and Tennessee have been showing a lot of interest," he said. "Most of them are still evaluating me on whether I'm an athlete or quarterback, but I have talked to them and they seem to be close to offering."
One school the D.C. prospect really enjoyed talking to during the May evaluation period was Tennessee.
"I talked to coach Trooper Taylor. He was a good guy and very comfortable to talk to," he said. "He told me that all the coaches there really like my ability to run and throw and they think I'm a great athlete."
At this point in time, Bussey is favoring a few schools.
"I'm really looking at UCLA, Stanford, Louisville and Duke a lot," he said. "I like Stanford and Duke because of the academics. I like UCLA because of their program. They have been very impressive and good recently. Finally, one thing I like about Stanford and Louisville is that they aren't looking to change my position. They both want me for quarterback and that is what I'd prefer to play in college."
Bussey accounted for 3,200 yards and 42 touchdowns last season. He went on to earn all-league, all-conference and all-district as a junior.