If it wasn’t clear enough already, the Huskers are making it obvious just how much they value 4-star wide receiver Tommy Bush.
The Schertz, Texas, native hosted a member of the new Nebraska coaching staff for the second time in less than a week on Sunday, when offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Troy Walters paid Bush and his family a visit.
Offensive line coach Greg Austin made the first face-to-face contact with Bush last week, and said he would return with his new position coach or offensive coordinator. Walters would fulfill both of those duties if Bush chooses Nebraska. Before they even met, Bush was excited by the possibility of being coached by a Biletnikoff Award winner, the award given to the nation’s top receiver, which Walters won at Stanford in 1998.
“Awesome guy and humble gentleman,” Bush told Land of 10 about Walters’ visit. “Of course, he has an impressive résumé as well as being named the best wideout in the nation.”
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Now that Bush has met Walters, he can see himself playing for him. Among the various topics they discussed, Walters focused on how the staff cares for incoming freshmen with the transition to college and also explained some of his coaching techniques.
Walters also made an impression on Bush’s father, Tommy Bush Sr.
“[I] think it’s very important to this family that we spend as much time as we can to get to know them, especially if we are thinking of allowing our son to leave the state,” Bush Sr. told Land of 10. “But the more time we spend together the better we feel as a family.”
The Bush family’s front door has operated like a revolving door the last couple of weeks. Coaches from Ole Miss, Baylor, Notre Dame and Iowa State have stopped by recently. As a 6-foot-5 prospect and the No. 37 receiver in the 2018 class, per the 247Sports composite, Bush is about as hot a commodity as they come on the recruiting trail. The Nebraska staff is expected to make at least one more trip to see Bush after the recruiting dead period, which runs from this Sunday through early January.
Bush took an official visit to Nebraska the weekend of the Wisconsin game on Oct. 7. He took an official visit to Michigan State in November and wrapped up an official visit with Georgia last weekend. He does not expect to commit before the early signing period next week and likely will not sign until National Signing Day in February.