Back-up quarterback AJ Bush leaving Nebraska
Sophomore Nebraska quarterback AJ Bush in essence saw the writing on the wall. Bush was essentially the odd man out in the Huskers quarterback race now, and more than likely in the future.
On Thursday the Georgia native confirmed to HuskerOnline that he has asked for his scholarship release and is leaving the Husker football program.
“Yes, I’m transferring,” Bush told HuskerOnline.
“I am leaving tonight. I haven’t really made a decision yet, but I do have a couple of choices.”
Bush found himself behind seniors Tommy Armstrong and Ryker Fyfe, and with talented arms in the program like four-star freshman Patrick O'Brien and Tulane transfer Tanner Lee, along with four-star Tristan Gebbia coming in January, it just wasn't meant to be.
Bush came in to the Husker program as more of an insurance policy to Zack Darlington in 2014, who had questions about his future because multiple head injuries he suffered in high school. He was a late addition to the class, and ultimately wasn't a long term fit in Mike Riley's offense.
The 6-foot-4, 225 pound Bush never saw a Husker snap in his career, but did show flashes of his abilities this past spring.
Bush was on his way to visit another campus when reached on Thursday, so he could enroll at another school before the start of classes and then still have two years of eligibility remaining.
“I’d rather not say right now who I’m looking at just to make sure it all clears,” Bush said.
In closing, Bush said he had nothing but great things to say about his time and experience at Nebraska.
“I loved every minute of it,” Bush said. “I loved every minute of it. I loved the Bone Yard. I want to make a shout out to the Bone Yard. I love my teammates and my closest teammates know who they are. I love every teammate and all the coaches and everything.”