When asked to comment about newly signed wide receiver Tommy Bush, Coach Smart immediately began to talk about the need that Bush will fill. That is, with Javon Wims graduating, Georgia will have to fill be roll of tall, clutch receiver for Jake From to target – and Bush is tailor-made for the job.
Standing 6-5, the rail-thin Bush (191 pounds) possesses excellent speed (4.47 in the 40) and a 36,4″ vertical leap, Bush has all the tools for the job. Fromm must be dreaming about this young man going up for his patented back-shoulder throws.
“I fell in love with Tommy the first time that I met him and saw him. He was coming through doing a southeastern tour, and he came with his mother and father. They were very serious about the process. They were very professional. They came and wanted to see different parts of academics. They wanted to look around, walk around campus, and we got to spend a lot of time with him. I knew right away that he was a great kid. Obvio, sly his stature is a big thing for us. We were able to have success with Javon this year, and you’re sitting there going, how do you replace those back shoulder throws, how do you replace those catches. You’ve got to find somebody, and here’s a kid that probably was — didn’t get as many throws in high school as you’d like to have, but when he was on the camp circuit, he was on a lot of the workout circuits, he did a tremendous job. He’s a 21.4, 21.3 200-meter guy that I know and have a lot of respect for track speed, and when you have that much size and that much speed, you’re a pretty good football player, and he’s got great academics, too. He comes from a good family.”
Smart’s comments about Bush begin at the 21:32 mark in the video below”