Visits essential for Bush

Miami (Fla.) Columbus safety Deon Bush enjoyed a final spring with his current teammates. His goals during the spring was to improve as a teammate and as a mentor to younger members of the Explorer's squad.
"Spring went good," Bush said. "I just wanted to bring the team together and just try to rub off on younger players."
During the spring, dozens of schools swung by Columbus to check on Bush, as well as some of his teammates. A few of those institutions made sure that the talented defensive back knew just how interested they were by showing their faces around the school on multiple occasions. In addition, he said a number of them spoke with him at length via the phone.

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"FSU, Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Miami, Georgia, Michigan, and Notre Dame," Bush said of schools that were aggressive over the past month or so.
The 6-foot-1, 177-pound defensive back is now set to begin his summer. He expects many hours to be spent on the road taking trips around the country.
"I am really not sure yet," Bush said. "I am supposed to start taking trips in the next week or so. Me and my dad are talking about it right now. I know I kind of want to check out a West Coast school like USC this summer, maybe Oregon. I am going to check out Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Michigan, and probably Notre Dame."
Earlier this spring, Bush made his way to Florida State for a brief visit. That marks his most recent travels.
"It is an uprising program," Bush said of Florida State. "They had a number one recruiting class. Their coaches are down-to-earth. I am talking with Coach (Eddie) Gran, Coach (James) Coley, and Coach (Mark) Stoops, probably about the same amount each. It is a pretty decent relationship that I have with them."
The four-star has previously visited Georgia Tech and Miami, as well as some others.
After the Rivals100 prospect visits numerous camps this summer, he hopes to unveil a shortened list from his more than 20 offers.
"I really haven't narrowed it down," Bush said. "I still really don't know right now. I am not going to know until I take some more visits and see schools. I have to see what I like about them. There is really no school standing out right now."
"I want to have a top five by the end of the summer," Bush added.
With regards to making his announcement, the U.S. Army All-American said he had no specific timetable for a decision.