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Rushing names favorite, talks WVU, Wazzu

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Over the past three months, three-star Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons wide receiver George Rushing has been adding offers left and right. And while he's still talking to plenty of schools, he has an early favorite.
"I want to see what happens this spring but as of now Cincinnati is my No. 1," Rushing said. "They're the only visit I've planned so far. I'm going there on June 6-9 for a visit."
Rushing said several other schools who have yet to offer are expected to come by and see him during spring practice and he's hoping the visits will net him some offers.
"Some of the new schools in the mix are Washington State, Tulane, Buffalo and Pitt," Rushing said. "Western Michigan also came by and lots of others are supposed to come, too."
Rushing said he's leaner than he was during last season and he's eager to perform for coaches in person.
"A lot of teams are waiting to see how I do," Rushing said. "They want to see how fast I cut. I'm down about 13 pounds from last season so I'm feeling much quicker."
Rushing said he if he had to guess he thinks the next BCS school to pull the trigger on an offer could be Washington State or West Virginia.
"West Virginia really likes me a lot," he said. "They want to offer. They want to come see me. Everyone on the staff likes me but they haven't had a chance to see me in person. [Running backs] Coach [Jajuan] Seider offered me when he was at Marshall and he told me that he's told the other coaches about me."
Rushing's Cardinal Gibbons teammate and quarterback Peyton Bender recently committed to Wazzu and Rushing said the Cougars are now a pretty intriguing option.
"They really like me a lot," Rushing said. "They came by this week and they told me that I'm faster than they thought. Me and Peyton are good friends and now it's something that I'm really looking at. I wouldn't rule them out if the offer."
Rushing added that Western Michigan continues to be in the mix and is making a strong push.
"They like me a lot and they say I'm the No. 1 wide receiver on their board," he said. "They've been on me for a while and I expect to keep hearing from them."
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