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Minnesota Football Recruiting: LB Thomas Rush signs letter of intent on Early National Signing Day

The Ohio linebacker is rowing the boat to Minneapolis.

Thomas Rush
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6’3’’
Weight: 209
40: 4.68

Hometown: Marysville, OH

247 Sports Composite Rating: .8456

Power 5 Scholarship Offers: None

TDG Commitment Profile

Scouting Report

Rush was committed to Bowling Green as a running back before flipping to Minnesota to play linebacker. It doesn’t sound like he played much linebacker in high school (if at all), so this is a gamble by the coaching staff, but they are gambling on his athleticism. The challenge will be adding weight to his 6’3’’ frame without sacrificing his speed and quickness. He certainly has the physical attributes to be a sideline-to-sideline linebacker at the Big Ten level, but it’ll be up to defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Robb Smith to help him realize that potential.

Potential Impact

The Gophers are loaded at linebacker with seniors Blake Cashman and Julian Huff and sophomores Thomas Barber, Carter Coughlin, and Kamal Martin, so I expect to see Rush redshirt this fall as he continues to develop.

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