Seminoles eye 2014 QB A.J. Bush


A.J. Bush (Alpharetta, Ga./Milton) is the centerpiece of an offense that, on paper, should be able to compete with anyone in the state.

After a long summer, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound quarterback couldn't be happier to have the season under way to try his hand at directing the offense.

"It is exciting," he said. "Everyone is excited, the school is excited, the coaches are excited and everyone is just trying to work hard. We just want to get to the wins.

"Our team has a lot of potential, but we are just working to pull it out."

On the recruiting front, Bush is still looking for his first offer. The interest is there though.

"Michigan State, they just hit me up the other day," said the junior quarterback. "Florida State, they have been talking to me. Wake Forest, Georgia Tech and Clemson."

Seminoles quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator Dameyune Craig has been Bush’s primary FSU recruiter. The two parties are trying to make arrangements for a visit to Tallahassee for the upcoming showdown with Clemson.

"I think I am supposed to head down to Florida State pretty soon," Bush said. "I have already been to Wake Forest. My sister goes to [Georgia] Tech so I will take a visit up there any time I want. Clemson, I am looking forward to going to one of their games."

From Bush's perspective, he believes scouts are interested for a variety of reasons, but the upside he could possess is No. 1 on the list. Combined with his size, he makes for an intriguing quarterback prospect.

"I think they like my body build," he said. "They like the potential that they see. I am just a junior, so they see potential. I am already 6-4, 200. They see potential, size and they can see I make smart reads. I think they like my toughness, too."