Arizona State, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Southern Cal
It was a roller-coaster of a recruitment for Bussey, who was at point committed to Tulane, Nebraska, Tennessee and then finally Texas A&M, who he pledged to just days before National Signing Day. The Vols held his commitment for a little over a month, but couldn’t hold onto him after he visited both A&M and Knoxville in the final two weeks of recruiting. Perhaps concerns over Tennessee’s depth chart and the other backs in the class helped steer him away from Tennessee.
RTI Average: 3.25- stars
When I watch Bussey run, he reminds me a lot of Josh Robinson at Mississippi State. He is a smaller back, but possesses a low center of gravity, deceptive speed, great balance and tremendous strength when he runs the football. He runs with terrific vision and really has a unique ability to find the cutback lanes and other openings that bigger running backs don’t often see. He plays a very physical style of football despite his stature, and isn’t afraid to mix it up with bigger linebackers or defensive ends in pass protection. He is very patient with the ball in his hands and allows his blockers to do their job before exploding through the holes and getting upfield. He also has some very soft hands and is a versatile weapon as a pass-catcher out of the backfield or split out as a slot receiver.