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Cavs Trying to Catch Wolverines
Marcus Rush, the 6-foot-3, 235-pound three-star defensive end from Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, says he now has around 14 scholarship offers with two favorites – Michigan and Virginia. The Wolverines and Cavaliers lead solidly over Michigan State, Boston College, North Carolina State and Nebraska. Although Michigan and Virginia are his top two, Rush admits that the Wolverines still have a slight edge over everyone. "I like the academics at Michigan," Rush said. "It's a great program with a real impressive history. "I also like coach Rich Rodriguez," he said. "He's intense and very passionate. He loves coaching and really knows what he's doing." But Rush admits he also likes the tradition at Virginia. "That school has a lot of history too," he said. "It's very old and the campus is real pretty. The setting is great because it's in the mountains and is a nice college town. "The facilities at Virginia are great too," he said. The Wolverines and Cavs are the only two schools that Rush has already visited, but he's planning on visiting several programs during the summer. "I'm gonna visit Boston College and Nebraska soon," Rush said. "I really like Boston. I've heard it's a great city and that I'd like it there. The location is definitely appealing. "BC is also known for their academics," he said. "It's the best of both worlds." Although he plans to visit Nebraska, Rush admits he doesn't know much about the Huskers yet. "I just know they have great football history," he said. "Football is big-time there. I've heard that if you live in Nebraska, you follow Nebraska football." Another school that Rush plans on visiting is Michigan State, where his former teammate Greg Jones is a sophomore linebacker. "I know he loves it there," Rush said. "I haven't really talked to him about it too much though. It seems like a great program and I just want to go there and see everything for myself." Rush, ranked as the No. 74 defensive end in the country by Scout.com, also has offers from Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Indiana, Akron, Ohio, Minnesota and Cincinnati. "I want to find a campus that I fit in the best and where I feel at home," he said. "If I like the school I won't hold back. I'll go anywhere, but it would be nice to stay somewhat close." Curiously missing from Rush's list is in-state powerhouse Ohio State. He says the Buckeyes are not recruiting him. He says he plans on committing before the start of his senior year. "I want to get recruiting done," he said. "I just want to focus on my senior season." Rush finished his junior season with nine sacks. "I'm a good pass rusher," he said. "I can get off the line quickly and I really can't be blocked. I play quick and smart, but I still want to improve my reading and hand techniques." He says he can bench 335-pounds and squat 460. Rush plans on majoring in business and reports a 3.5 core GPA and took the ACT on June 13.
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