San Antonio's top football recruit tells what he's looking for in a college program
If you want to get to know San Antonio's top football recruit during the offseason, the stands will be packed but good luck finding a football.
“He trains for football and he trains for track,” Tommy Bush Sr. told Sports Sunday at a track meet on Thursday.
When Tommy Bush Jr. isn't running track for Clemens High School in the offseason he's probably on the phone with a coach you’ve heard of.
“He talked to Nick Saban today,” Bush Sr. explained, “when he talked to Gary Patterson, he talked to coach Rhule, when Tom Herman followed him on Twitter.”
“They say ‘what’s up. How’s the family,’” Tommy Bush Jr. explained what coaches say to him on recruiting calls, “are you playing other sports? Then if you’re good enough they’ll offer you.”
That's exactly what 32 of the country's top football programs have offered the junior receiver from Clemens High School.
Ex-Clemens quarterback Frank Harris says what schools want in Tommy is obvious.
“He’s a big frame, 6’5”, runs a 4.4. speed so he’s a quarterback’s dream.”
Tommy Bush Senior is quick to point out that being a top football recruit can be exhausting.
“It is getting up at 5 AM and getting in the car,” he said of the recruiting grind, “then he still has to be my son, he has to be a grandson so there are a lot of demands put on him.”
“I am lucky because I have two great parents that keep me humbled,” Tommy said of the people who are helping him handle all the attention, “they take care of me and walk me through this process.”
Tommy's parents aren't just key to how far he's come but to where he's going too.
Because if you really want to know San Antonio's top football recruit just ask him what is he looking for in a school.
“Just for my parents to be in the stands,” Bush Jr. said, “they both have their college degrees, they are who I look up to and I want to be just like them. I’m sure they’re proud I’m getting to continue my college experience.”
“That makes my heart drop,” Tommy senior said after hearing his son’s admiration for his parents, “I’m just so proud that I have a young man who loves God and loves his family. For me it would be scoring that touchdown or putting on that National Championship ring but he is just so humble so we will give them a good product, me and my wife will give them a good product, they just have to hand us a good man back.”