Hackensack, N.J. tight end Malcolm Bush took his third official visit over the weekend. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder headed up to Syracuse to check out the new staff.
"It went pretty well," he said. "I got to meet the players and get to know the new coaching staff and environment. I like Syracuse and the student body overall.
"While I was there I ate a lot, went to a few restaurants and spent time with the coaches. I also had a meeting with the academic advisors and went to a women's basketball game on Saturday. It was nice. I didn't know they played basketball in the Carrier Dome."
Bush was hosted on the trip by fellow Jersey product Grant Mayes.
"He's pretty cool, he's from Seton Hall Prep," he said. "We connected and he let me know how the transition was from Jersey to Syracuse and all about the new coaching staff. I didn't know much about Coach Marrone's plans at Syracuse, but he told me about them."
One thing that intrigued Bush more was Marrone's background as a tight end.
"He was a high school All-American tight end and used to coach tight ends," he said. "That's big because if you look at what he did with the Saints and Jeremy Shockey and Drew Brees, the tight end gets a lot of catches."
The three-star prospect went further on what he thought about the new staff at Syracuse.
"I think Coach Marrone has put together a great staff, they are all nice guys and treated me well," he said. "I appreciate it. They took care of me."
What's next for Bush?
"I'm not sure," he said. "I'm going to sit down with my dad and if something comes up that I'm interested in I'll check it out. I'm pretty much open to anybody still.
"If I feel comfortable before Signing Day then I'll decide, if not I'll wait until the fourth."