With National Signing Day quickly approaching, the WVU Football program will be adding a number of recruits. Some enrolled early, but on NSD other players will officially commit. Let’s take a look at early-enrollee Tevin Bush.
Bush was a 3-star (Rivals.com) running back from Louisiana. He chose to call Morgantown home over schools like Louisville, Texas Tech and Arkansas – among others.
Many of you remember 5’8″ Noel Devine; Bush is similar in size at 5’5″ – 5’8″, depending where you look and who you ask. Bush also mirrors Devine’s incredible speed and playmaking ability, something that stood out during the recruiting process.
The first three plays of Bush’s highlight tape are like a dream for offensive-minded coaches. Play One saw Bush field a kickoff, wait for his blocks to set up – patience, patience – then burst through the hole like he was shot out of a cannon. Play Two was a shotgun hand-off where Bush dodged a defensive tackle in the hole, then proceeded to drop the safety to all fours with a quick shake before scampering untouched for six. Play Three, and maybe the most impressive, was another shotgun hand-off, but this time the safety played it well. As he squared up for a tackle, the smaller Bush was ready for take off; he soared through the air and completely cleared his defender, scoring a touchdown. *cue SportsCenter’s Top Plays music*
If you’re a Mountaineer fan and you’re getting excited – be loud about it! We’re adding some great talent at key positions and WVU returns a handful of experienced players. With the addition of Bush to the backfield, West Virginia adds a dimension of speed they’ve lacked in recent years. He’ll watch Justin Crawford, Kennedy McKoy and Martell Pettaway at first, but speed is something you can’t teach. And Bush has a ton of it. Getting stronger is something Bush will be working on for the season too, but he didn’t come to Morgantown to lift all the weights; he came to run past all the guys who do.