The Minnesota coaching staff has found another #RTB player at one of their satellite camps! Earlier this morning linebacker Thomas Rush officially committed to Coach Fleck and Co.
I would like to announce my commitment to continue my football and academic career at the University of Minnesota. #eLITe18 pic.twitter.com/XL4fWvRv4R— Thomas Rush (@TRush_27) June 21, 2017
Get to know Thomas Rush
- Height: 6’3”
- Weight: 209 lbs
- Other Offers: Bowling Green, Brown, Dartmouth, Western Illinois
Rush was previous a hard commit to Bowling Green as a running back, but he flipped to play linebacker for the Gophers after receiving an offer at camp yesterday.
Thomas is from Marysville, OH and is currently a 3 star recruit rated at .8405 in the 247 composite rankings. He’s also an extremely athletic kid, based on his Nike Sparq scores:
New #Gophers LB commit @TRush_27 registered a 109.50 Nike SPARQ score back in April. 4.71 electronic 40, 4.07 shuttle with a 35" vertical. pic.twitter.com/R57KON7m0w— Ryan Burns (@RyanBurnsMN) June 21, 2017
How athletic is he? Well, he’s athletic enough to get 247’s national recruiting guy to drop phrases like this on Twitter...
New #Gophers LB commit Thomas Rush will be as athletic as any other LB that signs with a Big Ten school in 2018: https://t.co/ddcJxZhPNV— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) June 21, 2017
That certainly sounds exciting, and given that the offer was extended after seeing Rush in person you know the coaches saw something they liked. Add in the fact that he has offers from two different Ivy League programs and you gotta like this commit.