Rutgers and head coach Greg Schiano have been red hot today, picking up several commitments from highly-touted prospects. Tight end Malcolm Bush is one of those prospects who has decided to end the recruiting process and pledge to the Scarlet Knights.
The 6-foot-3, 211-pound prospect from Hackensack, N.J. held several offers but felt Rutgers was the right place for him.
"Yes, I committed to Rutgers," Bush said. "I committed at about 7:45. I spoke to Coach Schiano and he told me he was going to let the other coaches know.
"He was very excited and glad that I'm joining the team. He wants me to come in and help them win a national championship. He let me know that he wanted to tell the rest of the staff because they all wanted me to commit too."
Bush had heard of the commitments of Duron Harmon and Robert Joseph and said all the positive recruiting news was a sign that Rutgers is on the right track.
"I heard about them and it's a sign of what Coach Schiano has been doing," he said. "This class of 2009 is going to be pretty good.
"I just felt at home when I went to Rutgers. With Coach Schiano being the head coach, that was a big thing. When I listen to what he says I believe him. When he says they're going to win a national championship I believe him."
Bush said his decision came down to Rutgers, Florida, Tennessee and Pittsburgh.
He is rated the No. 28 tight end in the country.