Texas Football: Former Walk-On LB Jett Bush gets scholarship

Rising sophomore Texas football linebacker Jett Bush got some great news this week, that he will be put on scholarship from here on out.

Some much needed good news near the end of a difficult offseason for the Texas football program in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic was delivered on Sep. 8 by head coach Tom Herman. The latest Longhorn and former preferred walk-on to get his scholarship from the team got the news earlier this week.

Rising sophomore linebacker and former three-star recruit/preferred walk-on Jett Bush received his scholarship to the University of Texas-Austin this week in an emotional reveal from the coaching staff (namely Herman). These types of reveals are always some of the best and most emotional news to see ahead of any college football season.

Bush is entering his second year with the Longhorns football program. He actually did get some playing time during his true freshman campaign, seeing action in two games and registering one solo tackle and one fumble recovery in the process. The two games that the sizable 6-foot-2 and 235 pound linebacker Bush played in last season were against the TCU Horned Frogs and Texas Tech Red Raiders.

The fumble recovery for Bush last season came in a big spot in what would unfortunately amount to a loss on the road at the hands of the Horned Frogs. And his one tackle came in the regular season finale win at home last November over Texas Tech, by the final score of 49-24.

Bush himself is a former unheralded three-star recruit hailing from Strake Jesuit High School in Houston, TX. He ranked as the nation’s No. 3,148 2019 high school prospect, No. 148 inside linebacker, and No. 464 prospect out of Texas (247Sports Composite).

There were more than 10 schools that sent scholarship offers Bush’s way before he gave his commitment as a preferred walk-on to the Longhorns. The other highlighting schools on his offer sheet included the Air Force Falcons, Army Black Knights, New Mexico State Aggies, and multiple Ivy League schools (Harvard, Yale, Cornell, etc.).

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Bush and the Longhorns open up their 2020 season on Sep. 12 at home at DKR against the UTEP Miners. Texas then opens up Big 12 play on Sep. 26 on the road in Lubbock against Texas Tech. They’re hoping to get closer to winning a Big 12 Championship for the first time under Herman as head coach.