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Redshirt freshman AJ Bush has impressed the Nebraska coaching staff and observers with his impressive playmaking ability at quarterback. The Georgia native appears to have a bright future in front of him in a Nebraska uniform.
The 6-3, 220-pound Bush has made plays both with his strong left arm and his feet displaying the ability to escape the pocket. Bush will enter fall camp as a leading contender to earn the backup quarterback job behind Tommy Armstrong Jr., who is expected to lead the Nebraska offense for the third consecutive season.
Bush redshirted in his first season and worked on the offensive scout team.
Before Nebraska (Norcross HS)
Bush posted outstanding numbers as a senior, helping Georgia prep powerhouse Norcross High School to a state title in the AAAAAA ranks. The left-handed Bush completed 139-of-259 passes for 2,101 yards and 16 touchdowns for Coach Keith Maloff’s team. Bush was also a big threat with his feet, rushing for 764 yards and 13 touchdowns on 168 carries. Norcross was widely regarded as one of the top 50 prep teams in the nation in 2013.
Bush spent his junior season at Milton High School, helping the Eagles to the first round of the AAAAAA playoffs. Bush ran for approximately 900 yards in 2012, while passing for 1,000 yards. Bush was regarded as one of the nation’s top 50 dual-threat quarterbacks in the 247 Sports composite rankings. He also visited Boston College and Marshall, and had additional offers from Cincinnati, Kansas State, Toledo, Troy and Georgia State.
The son of Alvin and Karen Bush, A.J. was born on Jan. 26, 1996. He is a business administration major. He was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in his first semester. Bush has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and the Belmont Rec Center.