September 5, 2010

Houston's Rushing Receives UW Offer

James Rushing, a 6-foot-4 and 235 pound defensive end prospect from Houston received his offer letter from the Wyoming at his high school on Monday.

Rushing is quick prospect who has the flexibility to play either linebacker or defensive end in college, while it appears the Cowboys like him as a down linemen.

"My strength is I play D-Line with a linebacker's mentality. I find the ball and run a lot," said Rushing. "I'd say my strength is my overall quickness and the ability to also play border line linebacker in a defense."

Rushing plays in a top classification in High School at Houston Memorial, a 5A school winning it's first football game of the season by the score of 34-7 on Friday.

Rushing's main recruiter is UW offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo who's stayed in contact with the prospect by phone.

"I'm not to familiar with them (Wyoming) or the conference (MWC). I've heard quite a bit about the realignment and the goal of the conference to get an automatic bid. I'm excited to stay in touch with Wyoming and visit the school."

Rushing says he wants to visit Laramie on September 24th after checking out UTEP on the 17th.

"They (Wyoming) asked me my hobbie and I like to hunt a lot. They said there are a lot of hunters on the team," said Rushing. "I also want to major in engineering and they have a pretty good chemical engineering program, a good coaching staff. He (Arroyo) said they surprised a lot of people last season winning games and asked if I could play so far away home."

Rushing is strong academically proven by his official offers from both Air Force and Harvard. He received additional offers from Wyoming and UTEP.

"I am also receiving interest from Texas A&M and Georgia Tech as a middle linebacker," said Rushing. "A&M would be a walk on situation and turning down a full ride would be tough."

The benefit of Rushing is he will graduate at mid-year, allowing him to enroll early in the winter semester and participate in spring drills.



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