Anyone who has the capabilities to download Rivals100’s video of running back Reggie Bush (6-0, 180, 4.4) from San Diego (Calif.) Helix know what a special player he is.
When you see the video it’s easy to see why Bush is the running back of choice by many of the nation’s best football programs.
Bush had a colossal junior season that saw him record Conference single season records for rushing yards, touchdowns and total points. Bush rushed for 2,200 yards, scored 34 touchdowns and accounted for 204 points. Bush averaged 36.4 yards per TD run. He also averaged over 12 yards per carry.
If that doesn’t impress you let’s try this – Bush plays in an offense that spreads the ball around. One could only wonder what kind of stats that Bush would chalk up if received the majority of touches. Another thing that is impressive about Bush stats is the fact he sat out the second half of many games due to blowouts.
Bush is also a standout in track he finished third in the state 100-meter with a 10.42 and he finished third in the 200 with a 21.6. That would make Bush the fastest football player in the Golden State.
Speed liked Bush’s is usually reserved for wide receivers or cornerbacks. His tremendous speed makes him an even more attractive recruit. Bush is definitely a home run threat every time he touches the ball.
One of the things that everyone agrees on about Bush is he always plays and practices with 110% effort. He leaves all on the gridiron.
In an earlier interview with Helix head coach Gordon Wood had this to say about his talented running back:
“Reggie is always challenging himself on the field and the classroom.”
“Reggie has a very elusive running style, but has the power to break tackles if need be. He is the complete back who loves to block and is considered great at it.”
“Reggie is a Marshall Faulk type of player,” said Wood. “Reggie can catch, block and run. The amazing thing about him is he does them all well. Reggie is a dream to coach.”
What is Bush looking for in a college?
“Academics will play a major role in Reggie’s decision and you can quote me on that,” Reggie’s Dad Lamar Bush said. “He’s going to college to get an education and everything else is secondary. Football may come and go but they can’t take your education away from you.”
Stanford and Washington still hold the pole position for his services. According to Lamar Bush you can cross off Oklahoma and Miami from his list of favorites.
Nebraska, Texas, Oregon, USC and UCLA are still in the hunt and slightly trail Stanford and Washington at this time according to Mr. Bush.
Look for this recruiting battle reach a fever pitch this fall...