Nebraska is still in the mix with 4-star wide receiver Tommy Bush, and the new coaching staff is just as high on the Schertz, Texas, native as the previous staff.
Offensive line coach Greg Austin stopped by Tuesday night for an in-home visit with Bush and his family. Bush said the visit was “great.”
“He’s a real dude,” Bush said of Austin. “We spoke about pretty much everything but football.
“Coach Austin was pretty funny and let me know they think of me as a high priority and where they saw me in the offense, and that always makes me feel better knowing how a coach has planned to use me.”
Bush is the No. 37 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 194 overall prospect, according to the 247Sports composite. The good news is that as several top programs have made Bush a priority target, Nebraska is still in the mix.
“Nebraska is still there, for sure,” he told Land of 10.
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Austin promised he would return with a bigger caravan of coaches, including the new receivers coach, who has not yet been named, and perhaps even Huskers coach Scott Frost.
Austin may have also shown his hand concerning the new receivers coach.
“He was talking like it’s Troy Walters after the transition, but he wasn’t exactly sure,” Bush said. “He did tell me he would be back with either my position coach or the head coach.”
Bush and former Nebraska receivers coach Keith Williams developed a strong bond and spoke about once a week. But if Walters were to join Frost in Lincoln, Bush would be more than OK with that.
“I [would] feel perfectly fine with that,” he said.
Overall, Bush deemed the visit as helpful and allowed him to see the transition of power in Lincoln, while also talking about the style of offense that will be implemented.
Bush plans on signing in February. He will use two more official visits in January, and is taking an official visit to Georgia this weekend. Notre Dame, Baylor, Iowa State and Ole Miss have also conducted recent in-home visits with Bush.
“When you get Power 5 schools to come to your house to visit, it’s pretty crazy,” Bush said. “Each one took their time with us and ate and just talked. Some [coaches] I was more familiar with, but they were all pretty cool.”