New Orleans Isidore Newman running back Kendall Bussey Jr. committed to the Huskers on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Bussey visited Nebraska after an offer extended personally by coach Bo Pelini.
In a phone interview, Bussey told The World-Herald he liked the campus and the facilities. He also liked Nebraska’s pitch.
“They told me I’m the No. 1 running back on their board and the only running back they’re recruiting for the class of 2015,” the 5-foot-9, 195-pound Bussey said. Bussey added that Nebraska coaches compared his game to that of current Husker senior Ameer Abdullah.
The 5-foot-9, 195-pounder was previously committed to Tulane. The Green Wave gained his commitment in June 2013, before Bussey’s junior year.
After an unheralded start in recruiting, Bussey held 19 offers by September 2014. According to the Times-Picayune, the junior had 974 yards and 18 touchdowns on 79 carries, as well as 31 passes for 408 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013.
Prior to his commit, his dad, Kendall Bussey Sr., told The World-Herald that his son sat out 11 quarters — nearly three games — because Newman’s games were so lopsided. Newman’s the high school home of NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning.
Bussey Sr. played running back at Colorado.
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Video: Kendall Bussey's 2013 highlights: