June 15, 2011

Lansing QB Rush Reacts to CMU Offer

Lansing Catholic Central (Mich.) quarterback Cooper Rush recently added his first offer in Central Michigan. The 6'4, 220 pound prospect visited Central Michigan on an unofficial visit a couple weeks ago and this past weekend he attended Central Michigan's football camp.

"I have an offer from Central Michigan and that is my only offer thus far," stated Rush. "I got my Central offer the other week. Coach Enos called me and said he really liked all the things I can do and how I can really help the team out and they just really wanted to offer me."

Central Michigan isn't the only place interested in the quarterback though. Most of the MAC and a few other schools have shown interest as well.

"I've been receiving interest from Bowling Green, Toledo, Miami (Ohio), Michigan State, and Western Michigan. It's been mostly the MAC, but Cincinnati has come by my school and watched me throw. Almost the entire MAC has come and seen me throw," said Rush. "I just saw Cincinnati and Miami (Ohio) the other week. Both were really good. Both had a good campus, good facilities, as well as good people and coaches. I plan on camping at Bowling Green, Cincinnati, and Miami Ohio, along with Central Michigan, which I went to this weekend."

With visits and camps in Rush's near future, he will get the chance to see what everyone offers and where he ultimately sees himself going to school. This past weekend he had the chance to come to CMU, which he visited a couple weeks before, to attend Central Michigan's football camp.

"I just visited Central Michigan a couple weeks ago. I really liked it. I talked to all the coaches, along with Enos individually. They told me all about Central and what they liked about me. They think I fit in well in their kind of offense with my ability to control the game and I can be pro-style, but also can run," explained Rush. "The camp was run well and it was a good opportunity to work with the coaches for the first time. They told me I showed people why they have offered me and that I did a good job."

As he visits each school, Rush is figuring out what he wants in a school and things that will eventually help him eliminate schools from his list and decide ultimately on the school of his liking.

"I just want a place with good people. That is a big thing, along with academics, social life, and athletics, the team, science and or math. The first offer is not a factor, but I will mainly think about what Central, and Coach Enos, said about the social atmosphere, academics, and athletics," said Rush. "I just want to get through the camps in June and maybe I will make a decision then."

Other than his camps, Rush will focus on his 7-on-7 team and improving as his senior season nears.

"We have a lot of guys coming back and last year we went 9-1, so we expect a deep run through the playoffs. Individually, I just want to win and get more yards," explained Rush. "I also play 7-on-7 on Midwest elite team. We won nicely in Pittsburgh so we qualified for nationals in Dallas on June 30."

With many things to look forward in the future, Rush will continue to improve on his weaknesses with hard work, which he has learned from elite quarterbacks growing up.

"My main weakness is my footwork probably, while my main strength is my arm strength. But I will just do a lot of footwork drills and work on it," said Rush. "I don't look up to anyone specifically, just all the elite quarterbacks and how hard they work and their different paths to get where they are."

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