Another underrated add came in for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class on Jan. 25, with two-star in-state inside linebacker Jett Bush committing.
Positive news kept rolling in for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class within the past two days. on Jan. 24 and 25, the 2019 Texas football recruiting class figured out about the numerous impactful adds it got in just a 24 hour span of time.
The impact that some of the preferred walk-ons could have for this 2019 Texas football recruiting class is increasing. Few times will a Texas football recruiting class like this one have as much potential to make an impact on a team.
There’s a host of preferred walk-ons in this class for Texas football that could’ve received a scholarship at other Division 1 programs, namely in the Group of Five conferences. For example, a two-star linebacker that committed to the 2019 Texas football recruiting class as a preferred-walk on, Strake Jesuit High School inside linebacker Jett Bush, was previously pledged to the New Mexico State Aggies.
What this does for the Texas Longhorns is add another linebacker that could actually contribute at some point during their time on the Forty Acres. Bush alongside the brother of the Horns standout rising junior quarterback, two-star linebacker Jake Ehlinger, can be two preferred walk-ons that have a big impact at that level of the defense.
At 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, Bush definitely has the size and strength to have with Power Five players on the offensive side of the ball. He is also underrated as to how much closing speed he brings to the table. His film from Strake Jesuit in Houston, TX, shows off some range that you wouldn’t expect from a two-star recruit.
There’s a good chance that three of the preferred walk-ons from this recruiting cycle for Texas football hang around as recognizable players for a while. Ehlinger, Bush, and three-star pro-style quarterback Sam Saxton are all valuable additions to the program.
By no means is Bush the highest rated prospect in the world out of high school. But, he does have the size that Power Five defenses like to have in the linebacking corps and he will help provide depth at a position of need for defensive coordinator Todd Orlando.
Bush ranks as the nation’s No. 145 inside linebacker for this recruiting cycle. He held 11 offers, mostly from the Group of Five and FCS levels. New Mexico State was one of the 11 schools that offered him and he originally committed to them back on Dec. 13. But, he kept his recruitment open long enough to fulfill his dream and become a Longhorn.
A few of the other highlights from his offer sheet include the Army Black Knights, Air Force Falcons, and Yale Bulldogs. He had some good opportunities elsewhere, but getting the shot at playing for the Horns is a dream come true for some Texans like Bush.
Adding preferred walk-ons like this can only help the Texas football program moving forward. Depth is an important thing for head Texas football coach Tom Herman heading into his third-year on the Forty Acres. Bush is a nice piece for this incoming recruiting class.