October 4, 2010

Rushing Completes Visit To Laramie

The Cowboys received a visit from James Rushing, a 6-foot-4 and 235 pound defensive end prospect from Houston, while he came to Laramie during the weekend of the Air Force game.

Rushing had received an offer from the Cowboys back in early September and completed his first official visit to a college campus.

"I like the school. It has everything from an academic standpoint you can ask," said Rushing. "The state is a big oil and gas area and it's good for chemical engineering. I had the chance to go to a thermo class with Luke Ruff (Cowboy safety). There are four or five engineering majors on the team and I like that part."

Rushing is focused on both academics and athletics, and will be a mid-semester graduate and a quality of the schools education is a priority to him.

"The weather was good and it was a nice weekend," said Rushing. "The coaches said it gets much colder in October through March thre. I like to to see my parents with an easier assess to watch me play."

Rushing has a variety of school recruiting him right now including Harvard, Vanderbilt, Louisiana Tech, Michigan and Texas A&M. While none of those have offered him a scholarship, they are still in the mix.

"Michigan's position coach is going to look at my film and Texas A&M wants me to walk on," said Rushing. "Vanderbilt says they might have a position open for me in the future."

Cowboys would have completed the offer, if Rushing accepted during his weekend visit on September 24th, though the defensive end prospect said he is still keeping his options open.

"While the academics is a good fit, I also like that it's the only four year school in the state," said Rushing. "The state and fans seem to really rally around the program."

Rushing plays in a top classification in High School at Houston Memorial, a 5A school with a couple big weekends of football ahead.

"I am interested in Wyoming and will continue to talk with Coach (Marcus) Arroyo and see if they would look at me as a defensive tackle," said Rushing. "Right now, they say they have positions filled for defensive ends. It's obviously a good school with a up and coming program."

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