There is a player from the state of Hawai'i who is on the cusp of receiving his first offer. This player has the ability to play on either side of the football on the D-I level and the grades to play at any school in the nation
Tight end/defensive end/outside linebacker Dylan Rush (6-3, 225, 4.7) from Kona (Hawai'i) Konawaena is someone to keep your eye on this season.
Rush was a first-team all-league selection as defensive end and second-team all-league as a tight end in 2004. He was also named all-state (HM) as a junior.
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Some sports seem to go hand and hand with football and wrestling is one of them. Rush is the two-time state wrestling champion for 215-pound class.
Rush's football weight has been 225, but he has the frame to carry even more weight.
"Dylan never came off the field for us," Konawaena coach Todd Brown said. "He was probably the most crucial player on the field."
"Dylan anchored our defensive line and anchored our offensive line for us," Brown said. "We run the wing-T offense and 80 per cent of what we did was geared around his blocking."
Rush has a tremendous work ethic and is working very hard in the off-season to get ready for his senior season.
You will be able see Rush on the mainland when participates in the NIKE Camp in Palo Alto in May. He will also attend the Cal Bear football camp in mid-June.
Rush already has D-I strength with his 375-pound bench and his 600-pound squat. To top it off he has outstanding leaping ability. He has recorded a 38-inch vertical jump.
According to Brown, Rush is nearing in on an offer from Stanford. There's a good reason to expect a Stanford offer. He carries a 3.5 GPA and scored a 1310 on the SAT. The Cardinal is also interested in Rush for his skills as a wrestler.
Colorado and Tennessee are also showing interest in Rush. The feeling is there will be a lot more schools expressing interest in the talented athlete from the "Big Island" in the very near future.