Tommy Bush is a 4-star wide receiver from Schertz, Texas, a suburb of San Antonio. Bush could be the Javon Wims of Georgia’s 2018 signing class, checking in at 6-foot-5 and 191 pounds. Bush is rated on the 247Sports composite as the No. 197 prospect and the No. 35 receiver nationally for this cycle.
1. Biggest competition
Baylor and Texas are fighting to keep Bush in state. Ole Miss, which also recruits the state in a big way, also is thought to be in the mix, along with Michigan State. Georgia made its pitch in the final stretch with a visit from Kirby Smart and assistant coach James Coley.
2. Signing Day plan
Bush plans to announce sometime between 11:30 a.m. and noon ET at his school, Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz.
3. High school career
Bush’s high school team was run-oriented, so Bush didn’t rack up much in the way of stats: 23 catches for 302 yards as a senior and 38 catches for 395 yards as a junior, per Maxpreps.com. Still, Bush was selected for the Under Armour All-America Game. Samuel Clemens finished 8-3 in Bush’s senior season, losing in the first round of the Texas 6A state playoffs.
4. Bet you didn’t know
Bush has never seen a game at Sanford Stadium. He made his official visit in December, during the snowstorm that caused airport delays. But UGA adjusted well and helped Bush and his family out so much during the travel delays that it could help in his decision.
5. How would the Bulldogs use Bush?
If Bush is ready to play right away, there’s a need with the 6-foot-4 Wims having completed his eligibility. The question with Bush is how quickly he can pick up the system after playing in such a run-oriented offense. UGA also has Matt Landers, a 6-foot-5 wideout who redshirted last season, starring on scout team as the other team’s tallest receiver. But Smart and his staff have been pushing for Bush for a reason, and they only signed one receiver in the early signing period: Kearis Jackson. So Bush is clearly a priority, whether it’s for now or the future.