Norte Dame Football: Intriguing Texas WR Tommy Bush Speaks With Sinclair

Oct 29, 2016; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheerleaders run with flags after a Notre Dame score against the Miami Hurricanes at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 29, 2016; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheerleaders run with flags after a Notre Dame score against the Miami Hurricanes at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /

After posting impressive numbers at the Nike Regional in Houston, Tommy Bush has been blowing up.

I spoke with Tommy Bush yesterday just hours after he received a phone call from Chip Long offering him a scholarship to Notre Dame.

Considering he’s a 6’4.5, 190 pound receiver from Texas with a massive offer list and impressive film, I assumed he was going to tell me he had been playing football in Texas his whole life.

That wasn’t the case.

I found out his interesting background when I asked him if he would be willing and interested in leaving Texas to go to college, as many Texas high school players tend to go to an in-state school.

“I am very Comfortable with leaving Texas as I have only lived in Texas for 3 years as my father was in the Air Force and retired after 24 years of service. I was born in Alaska and lived in Kansas and Germany for 6 years then on to Florida for 3 years,” Tommy told me.

He added, “I can make changes if it’s the right education and football program.”

To be honest, that wasn’t exactly the answer I was expecting.

He went on to tell me more about his offer and how it came about.

“I was talking with Coach Tracy. He was saying he was going to get my film in front of the coaches so I had to wait, then out of the blue, BAM! Coach Long called me a couple hours ago. They asked if I wanted to be a part of the program and then offered me a scholarship.”

Although he had just received the offer, I asked Bush if he would be visiting Notre Dame, a huge step in the process of landing a commitment.

“Yes, definitely, if my parents can squeeze it into their all ready busy schedule. If so, it will be this summer after track training. I think Notre Dame is a great educational resource as well as a great football school who have a great schedule with USC and Brian Kelly’s offense is dang good,” Bush replied enthusiastically.

“I love Notre Dame’s private education and great football on TV every week. What’s not to love?”

When I watched Bush’s film before I had spoken with, or knew anything about, him, it was evident that he probably ran track or had some form of training for his running, as his form and speed is exceptional.

Click here to watch Tommy Bush’s Hudl Highlight film

“My 40 time on laser at the Nike Regional in Houston was 4.47 and track time is 21.73 in the 200 meter.”

On film, Bush shows a lot of potential in his play. He runs crisp routes, makes impressive one-handed catches and provides his offense with a route-runner that demands attention due to his physical prowess and dangerous vertical pattern ability.

The only thing I could find that would keep him out of the top 200 on recruiting service’s rankings is his apparent raw factor. He explained why his talent isn’t quite so refined.

“”I have only played football for 5 years because there was no middle school football in Germany where I lived,” Bush said.

I then asked Bush another important question regarding the possibility of him playing football at Notre Dame. I asked him how important academics are to him.

“Academics are very important and that has been placed in me since I first started school. When football is over, I want to be able to eat well! I want to study marketing, business or possibly physical therapy, but I’ll figure it out I’m sure,” Bush explained.

After Tommy Bush put on an impressive showing at the Nike Regional in Houston, including a 4.14 shuttle, he received offers from many top Power 5 schools including Auburn, Georgia, Florida State, Nebraska, Oregon, LSU and Miami.

He also got a big jump on Scout to 4 star status and up to #11 overall in the state of Texas.

Click here for Tommy Bush’s Scout profile

The Texas Longhorn fan site also put him in their “Fabulous 55” recruiting list.

Click here to read Tommy Bush’s breakdown on

I expect him to not only have a big senior season but also a significant amount of scholarship offers. He possesses an impressive blend of height, large frame, speed, raw talent and character that you don’t often come by.

There’s a long way to go in Tommy Bush’s recruitment which starts with his visit to Baylor for their Junior Day this weekend.

I believe Tommy Bush has legitimate interest in Notre Dame and the feeling is mutual.

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