Hackensack, N.J. tight end Malcolm Bush was a soft verbal earlier this month for Rutgers. The 6-foot-3, 211-pounder has now elected to decommit and consider all of his options once again.
"My coach made the call to Rutgers staff on Wednesday to decommit, they called back yesterday and got everything handled," he said. "I'm still looking at Rutgers, but I committed prematurely. Since I have respect for Rutgers program I want to let them know now so they can look for a tight end to fill the void."
Bush is considering a number of other colleges as well.
"Right now I'm looking at Pittsburgh, North Carolina, UCLA, Notre Dame, Penn State, Iowa and a few other schools have been in contact with my coach like Maryland and Purdue," he stated. "Most of the schools have offered, some haven't, but now that I am open those offers should be coming through from schools like Notre Dame, UCLA and Penn State."
The three-star prospect confirmed he plans to take all five visits after the football season. Bush believes he knows two schools that'll land visits.
"I'm pretty sure North Carolina and Pittsburgh will get two of them," he said. "I have a really good connection with Butch Davis and the way he uses the tight end. I also went and saw them play Notre Dame two weeks ago and it's a nice setting and environment. I've been in touch with Coach Hafley from Pittsburgh for awhile."
As he opens things back up, what is the three-star prospect looking for in a college?
"Basically I want a situation where if football is not in the picture I wouldn't mind being there for four years," he stated. "I want somewhere the tight end is vital to the offense and a place I have a connection with the coaches. I also want a chance to maybe come in and play early."
Bush has helped his team to a 3-2 record so far this year as he has posted 17 receptions for 350-yards and two touchdowns.
"We have a whole new offense this year and my coach likes to use the tight end," he said. "That has allowed me to show my athletic ability and run after the catch."