Saturday, May 11, 2013
Rushing will receive for Louisville
According to the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal, Louisville picked up its 12th pledge Friday with the addition of wide receiver George Rushing (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons) just one day after offering a scholarship to the 6-foot, 182-pound prospect.
Rushing currently holds roughly two dozen scholarship offers, but selected Louisville over Cincinnati, Northern Illinois and Pittsburgh.
"Louisville is a great opportunity, great school, [has] good coaches and is also a dream offer for me," Rushing expressed in a text message. "I would love to contribute to what Louisville is doing."
Appalachian State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, Idaho, Illinois, Marshall, Massachusetts, Miami (Ohio), Ohio, Old Dominion, Ole Miss, South Alabama, Toledo, Tulane, Utah State and Western Michigan were among his other reported offers.
"We're delighted with George's decision," Cardinal Gibbons coach Mike Morrill added. "It's great to get on a rising power, and Louisville is obviously doing a great job."
Before his junior season, Rushing posted an electronically-timed 5.00-second 40-yard dash, 4.93-second 20-yard shuttle and 29.4-inch vertical on the Nike circuit.
ESPN's scouting report for Rushing, which will be part of the next rankings update, states, "Has many redeeming traits, but speed is limited. ... We like his toughness and penchant for making big catches. ... Quality prospect."