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Recruiting on the High Seas :: DE Dartwan Bush

Recruiting is truly heating up as Brazoswood HS (Freeport, TX) DE Dartwan Bush (6-1/245) gave the Texas Tech coaching staff a verbal commitment yesterday. 

The Measurables:



Dartwan Bush
Position: DE
Rivals Profile
Scout Profile
ESPN Profile 77 Grade
Ht: 6'1"
Wt: 245 lbs
Forty: 4.89
High School: Brazoswood (Freeport, TX)


Follow me after the jump for a more on Dartwan, including a link to some free film and just to tease you a bit, Dartwan may be the quickest defensive end I've seen get down the line of scrimmage, especially considering his size.

The Player Speaks

Bush wasn't available for comment, but his high school coach, Dean DeAtley,  was available and had some very complimentary things to say about Texas Tech and what type of player Bush is.  Per LAJ's Don Williams:

"A couple of (reasons) he said were he liked his host, and he really felt at ease with the players,’’ DeAtley said. "And there’s a quarterback from Friendswood (Tech freshman Jacob Karam) who we’ve played from this area, and he said he was a real upbeat, positive guy. That helped a little bit, too.’’


"I think he liked coach Leach,’’ DeAtley said. "He spoke with him a week or so ago, and it wasn’t a hard sell. It was a pretty enjoyable conversation. I don’t think it was too much of a hard sell on the recruiting visit. It was real enjoyable, all the conversations he had. There wasn’t a whole lot of pressure on him.’’

The Scouting Report

Brazoswood has a website with a player page for Dartwan and there is some free film available.  The other interesting thing is that on Bush's high school page, he's listed as running a 4.60 40-yard dash.  The recruiting websites say differently, but watching that film, I think he's closer to 4.60 than 4.89.  Bush gets down the line of scrimmage incredibly quick, one of the quickest accelerations for a defensive end that I've seen. 

I'm just a tad bit excited.

The article linked above has a bit on Bush from his coaches and from the Brazoria County's The Facts' Joel Luna.  DeAtley had this to say about the type of player that Bush is:

"He’s a real speed guy — a lot of quickness, a lot of explosiveness,’’ DeAtley said. "He really works with his hands well. I think he’ll be successful on the next level, and he’s a great kid, too, a high character kid and a lot of fun to be around.’’

And in the Luna article, DeAtley said that if Bush was just a bit taller, he would have had offers from all over the place:

"We knew he was a great talent and I am very happy for him," DeAtley said. "I know that he is a good kid with great character and good things happen to good people. I also know that if he would have been 6-foot-3 or 6-foot-4, somebody would have picked him up a year ago.

"He did all the little things and was a great pass rusher for us," DeAtley said. "He used his hands real well and we hope he continues to grow."

Sometimes, it's not about the height or weight, but rather about production on the field, and Bush had this stat line for his senior season:

81 tackles
30 tackles for loss
15 sacks
5 forced fumbles
1 fumble recovery

The 2010 Recruiting Class

Position Commitment
QB Scotty Young (6-3/185)
RB Aaron Spikes (5-10/185)
Delans Griffin (5-10/180)
WR Shawn Corker (6-1/189)
Kadron Boone (6-1/197)
Ben McRoy (5-9/165)
OL Beau Carpenter (6-7/260)
James Polk (6-7/290)
Denton Simek (6-4/260)
Javius Townsend (6-2/300)
Eric Lawson (6-6/320)
DL Kedrick Dial (6-5/215)
Jackson Richards (6-4/240)
Coby Coleman (6-3/280)
Lawrence Rumph (6-4/270)
Donald Langley (6-2/295)
Scott Smith (6-7/275)

Dartwan Bush (6-1/245)
LB Zac Winbush (6-2/200)
Fred Harvey (5-11/230)
DB Desmond Martin (6-0/173)
Russell Polk (5-11/200)
Brandon Smith (6-1/175)
Urell Johnson (6-0/180)
Tre'Vante Porter (6-1/185)


Dartwan, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!!