JUCO defensive end Aaron Hush continues to be a hot commodity this year. The Franklin (Mass.) Dean J.C. prospect held five major Division I offers in high school and has over a half dozen other scholarships right now. However, the major Division I offers are holding back just a bit longer to evaluate more.
"I'm getting a lot of phone calls and my recruiting has picked up a lot," he said. "Right now, I have offers from Akron, Stony Brook, UMass, New Hampshire, Towson, Rhode Island and James Madison."
What happened to the offers during his high school career from Connecticut, NC State, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Vanderbilt?
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"Those schools are staying in touch and just want to see me play consistent," he said. "A couple have called me, but most want to see how I play against Nassau this weekend. That's going to be the deciding thing if I get an offer."
The 6-foot-4, 295-pounder mentioned a few other programs are in touch including Florida State, Miami, Texas A&M and more.
What is he looking for in a school?
"I just want a great atmosphere, I want a great group of coaches, those are the things that are high on my list."
Hush plans to enroll at his future school in the summer and will have three years remaining there.
Regarding officials, Hush plans to take them after the season.
On the year, Hush has posted approximately four sacks.
"The season is going pretty well," he said. "I'm staying consistent and I think my athleticism and combination of speed and power are sticking out. My football IQ is good."