The WVU football offense can be explosive at times. With Tevin Bush in the fold, the Mountaineers can go an extra level.
Bush, a New Orleans native, recently committed to the West Virginia football program. Coming from Louisiana to Morgantown is a rarity, but Bush can set a new precedent for recruits in the deep south.
The Mountaineers’ offensive gameplan and Bush’s all-around game go together quite well. He is still developing, as a junior in high school, but he has the potential to be a star for WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen and running backs coach Ju’Juan Seider.
Another guy he looks to impress is former WVU great Tavon Austin.
As was discussed with another future Mountaineer, Steven Smothers, Austin is a player who remains to have an impact with the WVU football program. His game highlights are still found on YouTube, especially his record-breaking performance against Oklahoma.
Bush is no exception. In an interview with Scout.com, Bush says Tavon Austin is his favorite player.
He has also called West Virginia his “dream school.” And, he’s referred to himself as “Baby Tavon” on Twitter.
Bush even sports Austin’s No. 1 as he makes his commitment to the WVU football team official. Like Pat White and Steve Slaton, and even Major Harris in the late 1980’s, Tavon Austin is a generational player for the Mountaineers. His impact will be felt until another player steps up and puts forth eye-popping numbers.
That next player could be Smothers or Bush, who both emulate Austin as a player.
"“Watching him, I knew that there was something that he did that I could do,” Bush said of Austin. “I just crafted myself and worked on everything that he does and try to perfect it just as he did.”"
As Austin continues to make waves in the NFL, he could become the face of the franchise for the new Los Angeles Rams. As Austin continues to get better at the next level, it shows that young players who fit his persona can thrive in the NFL.