Class of 2017 three-star running back Tevin Bush has committed to West Virginia despite having offers in hand from Texas Tech, Arkansas and Louisville, according to a report from Chris Anderson of The Charleston Gazette-Mail.
Bush, who currently attends New Orleans’ Landry-Walker High School, has been nicknamed “Baby Tavon” by coaches due to blazing speed that is reminiscent of former West Virginia standout and current Los Angles Ram Tavon Austin. He was committed to the Mountaineers in March, initially, but had not yet visited the campus. Now that he has met head coach Dana Holgorsen and running backs coach JaJuan Seider, the commitment can now be called official despite still being just verbal.
It’s going to be interesting to see how Bush’s speed sets him apart from the rest on the collegiate level, as he was most recently measured at 5-foot-6, 154 pounds. That’s pretty tiny for a running back, let alone a football player.
Despite that, Bush has another year of high school to develop and fill out, and major programs wouldn’t have offered him scholarships if they didn’t feel he could keep up with bigger players.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Bush’s development!
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