By Otis Kirk
Arkansas has added another commitment with the decision by New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr defensive back Devin Bush to go public with his pledge.
Bush, 6-1, 190, made the announcement on Twitter following this weekend’s official visit to Arkansas.
He also talked to Hogville.net and Pig Trail Nation on why he chose the Razorbacks.
“The academic school of business, I heard that’s one of the top things in the program,” Bush said. “When I go to college, I’ll be studying finance and business. I want to be a businessman in my future.”
How did you like your official visit to Arkansas?
“The trip was good,” Bush said. “I saw a lot of pros over cons. I saw a team that fought hard in the fourth quarter versus a dominant team. They never showed a lack of effort even when they were down. It was a team that fought hard and I feel like they have a bright future, with more effort at practice, the right personnel in the game, they’ll be a good team.”
What do you consider the best part of the trip?
“The best part was chilling with Coach (Mark) Smith all day, even on a game day,” Bush said. “He had a game to play that night, but I saw his face for most of the day and most of my visit. That was a big thing for me.”
What vibe did you get from him?
“He has a positive vibe and it seems like he has a winning attitude,” Bush said. “That’ll be good going through my 3-4 years at any university, a coach with a positive attitude, that’s a good coach.”
If you had to name maybe the biggest surprise from the visit what would that be?
“I would say the facilities,” Bush said. “I had never seen Arkansas’ facilities, but it seemed top notch. There’s a lot of stuff that will help the athletes get their bodies right and their minds right. It takes a lot of stress off the body.”
A lot of prospects who have committed to Arkansas were at the game. Did you get to bond with them?
“Bonding with them was real easy,” Bush said. “Everybody was real open with each other, we created friendships over the matter of minutes just over the stuff we related to. We watched the game together, we ate, we hung out. It was all nice.”
At Arkansas, do you see yourself making a difference?
“Definitely, I can see myself making a difference in the culture of the team with a winning attitude,” Bush said.
Your parents were with you. What did they think about Arkansas?
What did your parents think?
“They loved it,” Bush said. “I didn’t really talk to them a lot about it, but just seeing their faces and their vibes from it, I feel like they had a good time.”
Harvey (La.) West Jefferson cornerback Gregory Brooks Jr. also visited this weekend. Have you two talked about possibly playing together at Arkansas?
“We talked about it a little bit,” Bush said. “We don’t really dwell on it too much, but if that happens then I think it’ll be a good deal for me and him both, and the team we’re playing for.”
Arkansas has several players from Louisiana on its team. Did the Louisiana players show you some love?
“Definitely, they came, showed love, talked to me and asked me how I was doing,” Bush said.
Bush was hosted by Joe Foucha, a safety from Louisiana who signed with the Hogs this past February and has played as a true freshman.